Do the benefits of IVF add-ons add up?

Do the benefits of IVF add-ons add up?


You may have seen a few news articles lately like this one about the cost and usefulness of add-ons to IVF. Add-ons (or adjuvants) can range from relatively inexpensive treatments like acupuncture to Embryo Glue and embryo testing (e.g. PGT), and all the way to an endometrial receptiveness array that costs thousands of dollars.

At Flinders Fertility we take a minimally-invasive approach, meaning that we don’t recommend add-ons as standard particularly for patients that have not had treatment previously. For patients that have had prior failed cycles, we do discuss some options and will explain the evidence and costs to you. For example, we may suggest Embryo Glue for patients who have experienced recurrent implantation failure.

Our doctors are happy to discuss add-ons with you and understand that repeated cycles can be draining and frustrating. As the saying goes, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result” so our aim is to give you a balanced view of the possible benefits and risks so that you can make an informed decision for your personal circumstances.

Do check our website for articles and more information on the use and efficacy of add-ons:

Genetic Testing: PGT-A and PGT-SR
Acupuncture and IVF
Embryo Glue
Life Whisperer AI

Want to find out more?

If you have any questions, you can arrange a nurse chat with one of our fertility nurses.

For health and wellness information on how to increase your chances of conception, check out our fertility news page, or please contact us.