IVF Treatment Availability at IVF Cube
|IVF at IVF Cube - restrictions|
|Woman maximum age||49|
|Single woman||Not allowed|
|Same sex female couples||Not allowed|
|HIV (female)||Not allowed|
|HIV (male)||Not allowed|
|HCV / HBV (female)||Not allowed|
|HCV / HBV (male)||Not allowed|
About IVF Cube
IVF Cube was founded in 2011 and has over 12 years of experience in treating infertility, although there are members of staff with over 20 years of experience. The clinic is located in Prague, which is in the Czech Republic, and thanks to the location it is very easily accessible by patients in and out of Europe. The clinic has a beautifully sleek look, thanks to the modern design and colour palette, which consists of soft colours such as white and light brown, to help evoke a sense of calm in patients, the soft colours also illustrate how clean the clinic is, which can help you feel confident in the care that you will receive. The clinic holds several accreditations such as ISO 15189:2013, as well as ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) certification, which clinics will only get if they adhere to the utmost care when it comes to looking after patients, as well as looking after the clinic.
The clinic has no waiting list as the only waiting the clinic will need to do when you undergo your treatment is waiting for your menstrual cycle to begin or for your cycle to synchronise with a donor if you are undergoing treatment using egg donation. If you do require egg donation or sperm donation in your treatment then you can be sure that all donors are tested thoroughly and must meet strict requirements in order to be a donor. These requirements are:
- Age. When it comes to donation there is an age limit, whether it is egg or sperm donation. The age for egg donation is usually 18 to 30, or 35, whereas the age for sperm donation is 18 to 50, sometimes the age can be lower depending on the clinic. This is because the younger the donor the healthier and more fertile the donation can be.
- Genetic testing. Undergoing genetic testing is a must as the clinic must be sure that all donors are free of genetic diseases that can pass down through their genes, to be certain that the resultant embryos and child are healthy.
- Psychological testing. Donors need to undergo psychological testing to ensure that they understand the full circumstances regarding donation and what donating entails.
- There are more requirements such as STI testing that donors go through, so you can be certain that your donors will be healthy, fertile, and clean.
IVF Cube deals a lot with patients from out of the country, so they understand that undergoing treatment in a foreign country can be quite a daunting experience to go through. In order to help you with this, you will be assigned a treatment coordinator who will help guide you through the entire process and be there for you during your treatment. This is to help you stay calm and feel confident throughout. The clinic has a lot of staff who are bilingual, and their languages include German, Czech, English, Italian, and French, so you can be sure that your coordinator will speak a language that you understand.
Hidden costs are something that nobody likes to see when it comes to purchasing anything or having medical treatment. At the clinic, there are no such hidden costs when it comes to your treatment, and the full cost will be disclosed to you at the start. You will also not need to pay a deposit in order to start your treatment, as the payment can be arranged at a later point during your treatment.
Experience and Medical Staff at IVF Cube
The medical director and owner of IVF Cube is Dr. Hana Visnova, who has over 15 years of experience in assisted reproduction. Dr. Visnova is a specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, as well as a specialist in Assisted Reproduction. As part of her experience, Dr. Visnova was a consultant for the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the Masaryk University Hospital, which is in Brno, as well as a lecturer at Masaryk University in the Faculty of Medicine, which is also in Brno, this shows that her knowledge and experience is highly valued in the medical community. She is also a member of ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine). Thanks to Dr. Visnova’s education she is a speaker of both German and English, as well as Czech, meaning that she is able to interact with and offer services to patients from multiple countries.
Including Dr. Visnova the clinic is home to five fertility doctors, as well as seven embryologists. The senior embryologist of the clinic is Dr. Renata Huttelova, and she is very experienced as she has over 28 years of experience in embryology. As part of this experience, Dr. Huttelova spent a year in Ireland as an embryologist at the H.A.R.I unit in Dublin, so she also speaks fluent English. The rest of the staff at the clinic are also experienced and well-educated, and about 70% of the staff are bilingual, which means communication shouldn’t be an issue at all for you during your treatment.
IVF Costs at IVF Cube
The cost of your treatment with IVF Cube will vary depending on what treatment you need to have as well as what additional tests or treatments you either wish to have or require. The initial medical consultation with the doctor will cost 100 Euros, and this is where the treatment will be decided upon. If you need to undergo traditional IVF treatment then this will cost 2,900 Euros. Treatment using egg donation will cost 5,900 Euros, and treatment using embryo donation will also cost 5,900 Euros. If you require treatment using sperm donation then this will cost 2,900 Euros, and the donor sperm for this treatment will cost 500 Euros, bringing the total to 3,400 Euros. If donor sperm is required in any other treatments then this will also cost 500 Euros. The clinic also has surrogacy as an option, and this will cost you the price of the chosen IVF/egg donation program + 1,000 Euros management fee
If you need to undergo artificial insemination, either through IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or AID (Artificial Insemination with Donor) then you will need to pay 400 Euros for the IUI, for AID the price is the same but we must also include donor sperm, so this cost will be 400 Euros for the artificial insemination, plus the 600 Euros for the donor sperm, taking the total to 1,000 Euros.
There are additional treatment options available, and these are considered add-ons. The price of these will depend on which ones you have, although the cost of Blastocyst Culture, a procedure where the embryo is allowed to develop for five to six days instead of three to four, is included in the package. If you wish to have embryo monitoring, where your embryos are monitored more closely and with more frequency, then this will cost 450 Euros. PGT-A/PGS genetic embryo testing will cost you 3,300 Euros, and this is a test that tests the cells in the embryos for any genetic defects or chromosomal abnormalities.
If you are undergoing treatment and you have any embryos left over then you can pay for the vitrification and storage of these embryos for one year, and the cost of this is included in your treatment. However, if in the future you wish to use the embryos and have them transferred to your uterus then you can pay for a procedure called FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer), which will cost 1,250 Euros. If you simply wish to have eggs frozen for the future, for a number of reasons, then you can pay for this, and this will cost you 2,300 Euros (including storage for a year). Just like with eggs you can also pay to have sperm frozen, and the cost of this is included in the program, although you will need to pay 200 Euros per year of storage (except the first year of storage which is included in the price).
|Basic IVF packages cost at IVF Cube|
|Intrauterine insemination (IUI)||€400|
|Artificial insemination with donor (AID)||€1,000|
|IVF with own eggs||€2,900|
|Egg donation IVF||€5,900|
|Egg freezing||€2,300 (including one-year storage)|
|Sperm donation||€2,900 + EUR 500 for donor sperm|
|Surrogacy||the cost of the IVF/egg donation program +€1,000 management fee|
IVF Add-ons and Other Costs
|Other IVF techniques costs at IVF Cube|
|Medical consultation (doctor)||€100 (the fee is deductible from the final cost)|
|Donor sperm||from €500|
|Sperm freezing||included in the program (then storage €200 per year)|
|Embryo Monitoring (e.g. Embryoscope)||€450|
|Blastocyst culture||included in treatment price|
|PGT-A / PGS genetic embryo testing||€3,300|
|Embryo freezing and storage for 1 year||included in treatment price|
|FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer||€1,250|
IVF Success Rates at IVF Cube
Success rates are a good indicator of whether or not a clinic is right for you, and the success rates for IVF Cube, which will be presented below, are from 2022 and are based on achieving a clinical pregnancy per embryo transfer, excluding the consecutive frozen transfers. They are also based on the clinic performing 2,274 treatment cycles, where 48.81% were performed using donor eggs and 51.19% were performed using a patient’s own eggs. Of these 2,274 cycles, 1,110 were performed using fresh eggs and 1,164 with frozen eggs. The overall clinical pregnancy success rate per embryo transfer for IVF with own eggs was in 2022 – 47.4%. With these rates, we have broken them down into age groups, and they are:
- Under 35 years old – 50%
- 35 – 40 years old – 57%
- Over 40 years old – 53%
Other success rates to note are:
- Using fresh donor eggs – 54%
- Using frozen embryos – 42.2%
- Using embryo donation – 42.2%
On average there were 1.08 embryos transferred per patient in 2022 and the doctors at the clinic highly recommend transfer on day five, which is when an embryo has reached the blastocyst stage.
As you can see the success rates for IVF Cube are slightly above average, and above average when it comes to treating older patients in particular, compared with IVF clinics around Europe.
IVF Cube – Location
IVF Cube is located in the city of Prague, which is the capital of Czech Republic. Thanks to the location of the clinic it is very easy to make your way around the city, with tram lines and taxis being very close by, so getting to and from the centre of the city will only take 15 minutes. This also means the clinic is relatively close to the airport, meaning there won’t be any long journeys to and from the airport, as it is also only 15 minutes from the clinic.
With the clinic being located in Prague you will have access to many places of cultural and historical significance, allowing you to have a wonderful journey into the past while you are there. One such feature is the Astronomical Clock that is on the Old Town Hall; this clock was installed in 1410 and is still in operation to this day, making it the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. You can also pay a visit to Prague Castle, some of the city’s farmer’s markets, or go on sightseeing tours and food tours, making your time in Prague a memorable experience in more ways than one.