Foreign Patients: The Process

Foreign Patient - In Vitro Fertilization clinic in Guatemala

At Centro Procrea, our fertility clinic in Guatemala, we have much experience attending foreign patients and that is the main reason we are aware of our patient’s doubts, necessities and all services they need previous deciding to travel to Guatemala city.

Next, we will explain step by step how to start the process to have an in vitro fertilization in Guatemala.

 
 

1) First contact information

Fill out the online form in the Contact Us section or send us an e-mail to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Weight (lbs. or kgs?)
  • Height (m. or ft?)
  • When was your last menstrual period?
  • Previous fertility treatments (describe fertility drugs, dates and dosages)

As soon as you send your information, we will send you a quote for:

  • All consultations at our fertility clinic
  • Plan of treatment
  • Ultrasound
  • Egg retrieval
  • Embryo transfer
  • Fertility drugs

 
 
In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala

2) If you live in USA or Canada

  • We offer Financing Solutions to our American and Canadian patients. For more information enter our Financing Section or apply directly HERE.
  • To make an appointment reservation with Dr. Emilio Novales a 50% up-front payment for IVF treatment and a 100% payment for fertility drugs should be wired transfer, one month before coming to Guatemala.
  • We require you to stay for 19 days to have an In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala . If your spouse can’t stay that long, a 3 days stay would be enough.
  • Appropriate date to travel would be 2 days before the beginning of your menstrual period.
  • Depending on the time you arrive in Guatemala, we will schedule your first appointment for that same day. If you arrive late, then we will schedule your first appointment for next day.
  • On your first appointment with Dr. Emilio Novales, he will explain more details about the process, give you the fertility drugs and explain the way to administer said medicines.
  • After your first appointment, remaining balance should be paid for your in vitro fertilization, through a bank deposit or directly at our fertility clinic.
  • After starting your medication you will have one more appointment to plan for Egg Retrieval date.
  • On egg retrieval day the process will last about 40 minutes and we will use general anesthesia. When the procedure is over, you will stay at the clinic from one to 2 hours, while anesthesia effects pass. On that same day your spouse will deposit his sperm in a special container.
  • During next 3 to 4 days, cultivation of embryos will take place.
  • On embryos transfer day, the procedure will take about 20 minutes and no anesthesia will be used. It is recommended that you rest for next 2 days.
  • On the 19th day you will be ready to go back home.
  • 15 days after embryo transfer you will have your pregnancy test.

 
 
Pregnant woman - In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala

3) If you live in Mexico or Central America

  • To make an appointment reservation with Dr. Emilio Novales a 50% up-front payment for IVF treatment and a 100% payment for fertility drugs should be wired transfer, one month before coming to Guatemala.
  • We will send your fertility drugs by ground or air transportation (it will depend on the country you live).
  • We will send you a plan of treatment where you will find instruction on how to administer your medications.
  • We require you to stay for 11 days to have an In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala . If your spouse can’t stay that long, a 3 days stay would be enough.
  • You should come 8 days after your second menstrual period, since you started your in vitro fertilization treatment.
  • Depending on the time you arrive in Guatemala, we will schedule your first appointment for that same day. If you arrive late, then we will schedule your first appointment for next day.
  • On your first appointment with Dr. Emilio Novales, he will explain more details about the process and plan for egg retrieval date.
  • After your first appointment, remaining balance should be paid for your in vitro fertilization, through a bank deposit or directly at our fertility clinic.
  • On egg retrieval day the process will last about 40 minutes and we will use general anesthesia. When the procedure is over, you will stay at the clinic from one to 2 hours, while anesthesia effects pass. On that same day your spouse will deposit his sperm in a special container.
  • During next 3 to 4 days, cultivation of embryos will take place.
  • On embryos transfer day, the procedure will take about 20 minutes and no anesthesia will be used. It is recommended that you rest for next 2 days.
  • On the 11th day you will be ready to go back home.
  • 15 days after embryo transfer you will have your pregnancy test.

 
 

Ground transportation and hotels in Guatemala

We can offer you hotel reservation and ground transportation services. We have a strong partnership with Angels Abroad, which is a company that helps our patients to feel more comfortable during the whole In Vitro Fertilization in Guatemala.

 

Ground Transportation

Through Angels Abroad you can be picked up and taken to the following places:

Ground Transportation - Fertility Clinic in Guatemala

  • Airport
  • Hotel
  • Clinic (all consultations)
  • Bank (if you need currency exchange)
  • Malls (you can spend half day or all day long in one of our modern malls)
  • Programmed tours. Guatemala has many tourist attractions such as Tikal, the ancient Mayan city, Antigua Guatemala, the Colonial city and many other very interesting places.

 

Advantages of using Angels Abroad services:

  • Angels Abroad is a reliable medical tourism company and has helped many foreign patients.
  • Angels Abroad’s agents can wait for you when they take you to appointments, bank, malls or any other place.
  • If you need translation Angels Abroad’s agents can help you too.
  • Affordable transportation cost.
  • Angels Abroad’s agents will keep in touch with Dr. Emilio Novales if you need to contact him.

 
Hotels - Fertility clinic in Guatemala

Hotels

Through Angels Abroad, you can choose from a wide variety of hotels (most of them, close to our fertility clinic in Guatemala). You can choose from Bed and Breakfast to 5-star hotels. We can help you to adjust everything to your budget. For more information, please, contact us.