A Guide to Choosing the Best IVF Clinics in Europe
IVF treatment is a very personal and emotionally intense experience.
And it is little wonder, as it can result in the most precious gift imaginable.
Many patients look to Europe for the best IVF clinic in order to realise their dream of becoming parents. But some end up making the decision on the basis of factors that are difficult to compare and verify, such as IVF success rates or treatment costs.
Here we will look at what you should take into account when choosing an IVF clinic in Europe.
How to choose the best IVF clinics abroad to help you achieve your goal
First of all, bear in mind that there is no such thing as “the best IVF clinic” or “the worst IVF clinic“. No IVF clinic in the world can work miracles and leave all patients happy and satisfied. The reason for this is simple: every patient is different. Everyone has a different medical and treatment history, as well as completely different expectations. So the clinic that is right for someone else, may not be the best choice for you.
“A great fertility clinic isn’t just one that can give you effective treatment, it’s one with compassionate staff, clear pricing, seamless administrative processes and exceptional emotional support.”
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
Most IVF clinics offering services to international patients are acclaimed and experienced medical units. They are often the leaders in the IVF sector in their own countries. As a result, they’re not the cheapest – their IVF cost is usually above the country average.
Best IVF clinics in Europe – popularity
When it comes to finding the best IVF clinic in Europe, it is not always easy to distinguish which clinic or clinics are better than the others.
There are no universal rankings, competitions or awards which will flag up which clinics are best. As part of their research, many patients seek advice and reviews from others via internet forums and Facebook groups. But these are personal opinions and often don’t provide a fair and balanced viewpoint.
Reviews left for the individual clinics are also of limited use as once again these are highly subjective and it is difficult to access a list of popular clinics for a straightforward comparison.
That’s why we have put together a list of the most popular clinics in Europe, taking into account reviews, including Google Business ratings, to help you in your quest to find the best IVF clinic in Europe.
|IVF Clinic||Country||Reviews||Rating||Example review|
|Clinica Tambre||Spain||199||4.4||As patients from the UK we have been amazed by the thorough service that Clinica Tambre offered. It was a big step deciding to complete our treatment abroad, but upon meeting the Clinica Tambre representatives we knew that however our journey turned out they were the best choice for us. I thoroughly researched treatment abroad prior to this. We met Katie at the fertility show London in May 2022 and by June we had our first appointment in Madrid. Katie arranged the timings of the appointment, the hotel for the first night and transfers from the airport to the clinic or hotel. We had a face to face appointment, full bloods, Seminal analysis and genetic testing done on the same day - Obviously we had to wait for the results and we did pay extra for the genetic test. The second appointment was completed over video call with the results and to make a plan for the treatment. Clinica Tambre offered several different packages and Shannen our clinical link explained all thoroughly.
Clinica Tambre are very transparent with their costings and you pay what you are shown on the package. If there are extra costings for different testing not included in the package they will let you know straight away. This is unlike some of the UK clinics that we have experienced. We paid via the payment request links as it was easier to keep track and see what we were paying in pounds via our bank accounts.
Dr Marban was the consultant that we met with for every appointment and every ultrasound. If we had a problem we could contact the patients team and they would contact Dr Marban straight away and get back to us with a response. The people we mostly contacted during treatment on the patients co-ordination team were Sandra or Maria. I can only sing their praises at how wonderful they were with us, especially as I probably was the irritating patient emailing/calling all hours of the day. They didn't once make me feel like a nuisance. Everyone that was involved in our care spoke fantastic English, very compassionate and made us feel at ease at all times.
Once we selected our package, we made the decision that we would live in Madrid for the duration of our treatment - we stayed at Sonder apartments. I honestly think this was the best decision as it made us stop our daily lives and fall into the treatment cycle. We also explored Madrid and experienced all the amazing things that it had to offer. We found an apartment close to the Metro and it couldn't have been easier!
We started our initial ICSI treatment in July 2022, however, had to stop after the egg collection as I unexpectedly experienced OHSS. I was poorly whilst exploring Madrid and fainted, my partner called the clinic and within the hour Dr Marban had seen me, completed an ultrasound and blood test and given me medication. We then decided that the best option was to wait a month or for the ovaries to recover before the embryo transfer. We completed our frozen embryo transfer in August 22. Both my egg collection and transfer were completed by an all female team, which, although not necessary made my personal experience so much more empowering.
My partner and I decided that whatever the outcome from the collection and transfer, Clinica Tambre is a clinic second to none. The doctors, nurses, embryologists, reception, admin, patients team, cleaning staff ... everyone, were absolutely amazing in their care and compassion.
We are very lucky in our experience and we are now almost 23 weeks pregnant, thanks to everyone at Clinica Tambre. We don't have any other embryos left but if and when we make a choice for fertility support again they are our first and only choice. We are forever thankful for the positive experience during treatment, not only the outcome.
- Easy contact links via telephone or email to the patients teams.
- Multiple languages spoken (for lazy people like us that are not able to speak another language well).
- Clear information given on costings and costing expectation
- Prescriptions easily collected from local pharmacy to clinic.
- Brilliant team!
--- Natalie Phillips
|IVF-Life||Spain||124||4.3||My partner, Sarah and I cannot praise this clinic and their team of staff enough. From the very first contact we found the team to be helpful and professional. All our questions were answered and we felt at ease. They were quick to respond to all our queries from the beginning of the process all the way through.
Sarah travelled over to the clinic 3 times, once for tests and 2 rounds of treatment and despite travelling alone felt very well looked after and at ease.
We are very fortunate to have recently welcomed our little girl in to the world, all thanks to Dr Oliver Pack and the team of staff.
|Barcelona IVF||Spain||262||4.5||From the very start we were welcomed by Barcelona IVF and all the lovely staff there. They were friendly, informative and experts at what they do. We were clear on what we needed to do and the process and are pleased to say that we have just had a beautiful baby girl just over a week ago, thanks to the treatment, support and care at this clinic. I would highly recommend them to friends, family, strangers, just everyone! Having had bad treatment from another clinic in UK, it has been wonderful to have the care by Barcelona IVF that we had. We are eternally grateful for our wonderful miracle and the treatment and care from Barcelona IVF. Definitely top clinic and truly amazing at what every person there does to make our dreams come true!
--- Amanda Chitty
|UR Vistahermosa||Spain||52||3.8||From the first consultation til today we have had the upmost care and support from all the team at UR VistaHermosa. We can’t recommend these amazing people enough. Coming from the UK we didn’t once have any fears of using this clinic in Alicante. The team gave us every support necessary and were on the end of the phone at all times (even out of hours!) They were informative, understanding, caring, kind, knowledgeable and brilliant at what they do. Our minds are blown over the science of IVF and how these incredible people make magic happen. We are lucky enough to have a positive pregnancy so far. We still have a long way to go but either outcome we will always be truly grateful for the love from UR VistaHermosa. By far the best clinic. We tried 3 in London and none of them came close to the care we got from UR VistaHermosa. Thank you thank you thank you.
--- Lulu Hall
|Equipo Juana Crespo||Spain||186||4.0||Thanks to Dr. Nadia Caroppo and the team of doctors, nurses and staff in Equipo Juana Crespo, after many failed attempts elsewhere, at the age of 44 I welcomed my son after the first attempt at this clinic. Dr. Caroppo's knowledge, humility towards her profession and her empathy is nothing short of incredible. I cannot recommend her and this clinic enough.
--- Anita Koncz
|Reproclinic||Spain||75||4.5||I decided to go to Spain after having poor exepriences with IVF in the UK and I came across Repro after doing some research, I'm super happy that I went with them!
From the first contact until now I've had a really pleasant experience. My nurse (Isabelle) was always really helpful and my Doctor (Alicia) is just the best, I wish she was my doctor here in the UK...
The clinic is big enough to have enough time to offer me the personal care and time, but small enough that I only ever speak to the same few people. I understand that in some of the bigger clinics patients are put through to lots of different people and never build a relationship with their clinical team, but this was not the case at Repro. Depending on the outcome of my first own egg round with them, I will definitely consider using them for egg donor treatment if needed.
The journey of infertility is a long and hard one and my Doctor/Nurse made it that little bit more comfortable for my husband & I which I am very grateful for.
--- Bex Amarasinghe
|iGin||Spain||198||4.7||We thank Igin for managing our route. They dedicated time to us, listened to us and the request for specific exams with targeted actions meant that we were able to have our son Pietro. The fact that we also have staff who speak Italian is certainly a plus. We have had experiences in Denmark and we can say that the experience with Igin is far better in terms of professionalism and thoroughness.
--- Giuliana Fedele
|Institut Marquès||Spain||232||4.2||I have been to this fantastic clinic in Barcelona, Institut Marques the best PMA clinic in the world, after failures at other clinics I decided to go here, the best choice I could make! Today I look at my baby and I just have to thank Dr. Benigna who did an excellent job, her team, Fabio our contact person who is always present with every request! I will never stop thanking you, thank you for helping me make this dream come true!
--- Denise Bussolo
|Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante||Spain||101||4.4||This is a fabulous clinic, taking time with their clients to create a bespoke treatment plan. It really felt that they were tailoring everything to maximise your chance of success. From my first contact with the clinic to attending for treatment, everyone there was a pleasure to deal with. Upon commencing a treatment programme with the clinic, a direct point of contact is established with whom you can communicate directly. Anastasia was my personal care assistant and she was excellent - always on hand to answer my questions and polite, knowledgable and reassuring. The service was second to none. Dr Castillo was exceptional also. He was meticulous in gathering a full clinical history and was available for consultations both remotely and in person; based on which he recommended a personal treatment plan. He took time before, during and after the treatment to consult, explaining everything in detail and answering all questions. I owe Anastasia and Dr Castillo a huge debt of gratitude; their kind manner, patience and excellent care has been absolutely invaluable and made my miracle happen. Words are a very poor substitute for how happy and thankful I am to IB and Anastasia and Dr Castillo in particular. Thank you.
|URE Centro Gutenberg||Spain||176||4.8||Would highly recommend Gutenberg after 2 failed cycles on NHS, we decided to contact the clinic, after a video call with Doctor Sanchez we instantly felt at ease and decided to proceed! any queries or concerns we had along the way were always answered promptly and put our minds at ease! We travelled to Spain in October and having since returned had our first positive pregnancy test and yesterday our 6 week scan with baby due in July! We can’t thank the centre enough for all the help and the continued support and advice we are still receiving! The centre really is one where they can make dreams and miracles become reality! Thanks again!
--- Sarah Hunter
|emBIO Medical Center||Greece||488||4.5||The best experience ever, very professional made me feel completely comfortable. I love the entire staff I literally chose them because I truly felt in my heart that they would give me a miracle. I haven’t had one bad experience with them, they were available to me 24 hours there wasn’t one time I couldn’t reach someone. Email or by phone the instructions were given and they were straight forward never a time I didn’t understand what I was doing. Medication explained perfectly I will truly miss them and I can’t wait till I get to visit with my baby. I highly recommend EMBIO amazing staff amazing doctors very clean and very comfortable the whole team is amazing!!!!!!
--- Yiota Moustaka
|NewLife IVF Greece||Greece||277||4.9||Very very happy with our experience with Newlife IVF Greece and the outcome. We travelled all the way from New Zealand and it was worth every minute and dollar we spent. Their service was highly professional and we were treated with such good care. From the initial video consultation, through to organizing tests and medications, choosing the right plan for us, their advise to us on the treatment and what we could expect was all very open, honest and clear. I would use them again if I ever needed to and would highly recommend their services.
--- Nikita Sharma
|Embryoclinic IVF Unit||Greece||68||4.7||After having no success with trying to conceive, a friend recommended Embryoclinic and we are so glad that she did. The team at the clinic are amazing. The support they offer really makes IVF a less stressful time. We’ve visited the clinic for several transfers and an investigative procedure. The care that I received on each visit could not be faulted. Even during Covid, the clinic kept in touch and offered advice on how to deal with treatment during the pandemic. Luckily I managed to visit in July and I’m now 20 weeks pregnant. Without the amazing team at Embryoclinic, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Totally recommend this clinic.
--- Laura Westwood
|Assisting Nature – Human Reproduction & Genetics||Greece||132||4.5||We highly recommend Assisting Nature to everyone. The team are amazing, they are very professional, caring and made our journey stress free and enjoyable. The knowledge and information we received every step of the way was fantastic. We came from Australia for egg donation and treatment. The treatment we received through Assisting Nature is above and beyond the treatment you get in Australia.
-- Cheryl McDougall
|Pelargos IVF Medical Group||Greece||22||5.0||Highly recommended. Our journey wasn’t so easy but thanks to the doctor HARRY KARPOUZIS, I’m now 13 weeks pregnant. The doctor is extremely prepared, always present, eager to answer, any time, to any possible question or requests, very supportive and solution oriented. Very good experience with the team of assistants also and with the hospital. We felt in the right place with the right person. 5 stars for experience, professionalism and outcome.
--- Graziella Modica
|Unica Clinics – Prague and Brno||Czech Republic||205||4.5||After 6 months of research and reflection, we selected on Unica Prague as our destination to start our fertility journey. Not only was the staff well trained, the communication was flawless in English and every step was handled with great care and attention. The stresses about fertility and IVF are high and the Unica team provided a warm and nurturing experience at every step of the way. We are so happy with our experience and highly recommend Unica to all people needing assisted reproduction. Prague is a world class city and the cost is but a fraction of what we would have paid should we have chosen a US based solution.
--- Kayla Pearce
|Gynem IVF||Czech Republic||72||4.4||From the moment we got in touch we have had exemplary care given to us. We attempted a few cycles using our own eggs and got a lot of support when we decided to go down the donor embryo route. We are currently 12 weeks pregnant with our first DE transfer. Many thanks to Klara S for being an amazing coordinator and kept us informed at every stage. I'm pleased we chose Gynem.
--- Anna Hadland
|Europe IVF Prague||Czech Republic||135||4.4||We highly recommend the clinic! Beautiful, kind, professional people who told us step by step everything we were going to do, from treatments to risks. I did an embryo transfer on February 6th, and on the 15th I ran out of patience and took a test: positive! I didn't believe it, I did 3 more: positive! In 16 february, I did Beta HCG and it came out positive, pregnancy: weeks 4-5! We hope that everything will continue well from here on, but we recommend the EUROPE IVF Clinic! Thank you from the bottom of our heart to Dr. Tomilova Marina and of course to Alexandra Luchian who was always there for any question we had! You deserve 10 stars!
--- Sabina Alexandra Petruț
|Repromeda s.r.o.||Czech Republic||54||4.5||I would like to thank the entire Repromedy team for making our dream come true. Although our journey was long and started with the wrong choice of another clinic, where we felt like we were in a production line and all attempts ended in disappointment without offering other treatment options, luckily we decided in time to make a change and contact Repromeda. Your approach, expertise, new possibilities, willingness and very kind behavior convinced us that we should continue the fight for our dream. And we succeeded. We are expecting a baby girl 😍We are very much looking forward to being able to show off her birth☺️ Thank you all very much Hana and Josef Kubát
--- Hana Kubátová
|Dunya IVF Clinic||Cyprus||128||4.5||My partner and I have received outstanding service from Dunya Clinic. The communication throughout the process was clear and easy. The logistics also, appointments made flexible and tailored for our needs. Our care coordinator, Daniela has been amazing and provided great support at every stage. We are grateful to everyone there, support team, nurses and doctors for their help - we are now nearly 4 months pregnant with twins! But it would be the same feeling, even if the outcome was to be different. Thank you all!
--- Gosia K
|Cyprus IVF Hospital||Cyprus||40||4.7||Great experiences from the start to the end! We feel quite relax during the whole process. Doctor, coordinators, nurses and manager are all well qualified. They always listen and understand what we need, and work with us to achieve the best. All the staffs are super friendly and helpful, and I would also like to give big applause to the drivers. They are part of the team and play essential roles as well. We always had interesting chats with them… good restaurants, North Cyprus cultures, sightseeings etc. It feels like we were on holiday instead of coming for the treatment. (We had bad and stressful experience before, it was awful. So we truly understand how important the good mood would be, especially after taking medications and changes of hormones levels.)
My partner just had her embryo transferred today. Although there will be twelve days waiting time for the result, we still would like to take this opportunity to say big thanks to all of staffs, really appreciate everyone’s efforts. Fingers crossed 🤞
--- Yingying Han
|Gynolife IVF Center||Cyprus||18||4.6||First time was a success! Everything went perfect and our healthy baby girl was born on September1st! I can't thank everyone enough. From our coordinator, the staff and to Dr. Murat Onal. Everyone was 100% accommodating in every way and was only a phone call away for any questions we had during the 3 week IVF process. I highly recommend Gynolife for your Journey.
--- Stephanie M
|IVF Riga||Latvia||55||4.0||We are so happy as we have a healthy baby on the way which is now 13.5 weeks thanks to the IVF Riga Clinic and Dr. Violeta Fodina and her team. The thoroughness and precision which they prepared my womb and the embryo was key to making this a success. We succeeded on our first IVF round and I am 53 years old! Although I feel immortal, especially now. Thank you to Doctor Violeta, Nadia and everyone else at the IVF Riga Clinic. We are extremely grateful, delighted and excited about our baby.
Hege and Bryan
--- Hege Salvesen
|Clinic EGV||Latvia||15||3.3||The greatest gratitude to Dr. Solvita Funka for her professional performance, attitude, sensitivity and understanding of patients. I can only say good words about the doctor and thank him for the professional treatment. I would like to say a big thank you to Dr Solvita Funk for the love she does her job selflessly.|
|Scandinavia AVA-Peter||Russia||54||4.5||About the clinic Ava Peter only good impressions remained. I have health problems, I cannot get pregnant on my own, in the end I was told that I can get a quota and do IVF for free. To choose from there are several clinics from all the variety I chose Ava Peter. There were good reviews and my friend became a mother thanks to them. And in fact, well done! Gorgeous attitude, very attentive, pregnancy from the first protocol. Even taking into account the fact that I was walking through the CHI, they did everything to make me succeed. Thank you!|
|Next Generation Clinic||Russia||45||4.0||NGC in St Petersburg was successful for my attempts using a donor egg and I am now 20+ wks pregnant. I can highly recommend Dr Diana who is excellent (she's also bilingual and speaks English). NGC have English speaking staff to help English speaking patients through their journey. Russia allows more flexible donor choices than UK or Australian clinics, you can see exactly what your donor looks like and their full medical profile. For me personally it took 5 implant cycles because I'm 40+ yrs but NGC have very good statistics in all areas. It took a little extra planning with flights and visas, but an organised person can do this easily to help save money vs the price tag of expensive UK/USA/Aus clinics! Yes I can recommend NGC.|
|Aagaard Fertility Clinic||Denmark||31||3.5||Definitely the best we chose to do! We had decided that this would be the last attempt if we were to have more children! 5 years long struggle and before 1 1/2 battle with treatments at another clinic. 1 IVF treatment and now we sit with our great miracle in our arms! Everything just plays at the clinic, nice staff and really human they do great work inside that you are also safe! We can't thank them enough! 3 eggs in the freezer and we must clearly return and have more miracles set for the world! Thank you Aagaard!
--- Camilla Dall thuesen
|Trianglen Fertility Clinic||Denmark||24||4.3||I feel so safe and well treated at Trianglen. There is always time for one and room for a smile. The doctors are so competent and real, the nurses are incredibly nice and skilled, the lab assistants take the time to show and explain and the office staff are always helpful and nice. It just feels good to come to the Triangle, even if the reason you are there is dubious. The fact that you are properly protected from pain during egg retrieval is therefore also of great importance, and it is just a great relief in an otherwise slightly sensitive situation.
--- Signe Sehested
|S.I.S.Me.R.||Italy||27||4.1||Here we are, a few months after the birth of our Princess, we want to dedicate a little thought to all the wonderful Staff of the SISMER Clinic in Bologna, from the Medical Director to the last telephone operator where we have found very high professionalism, availability and courtesy. But above all humility on the part of everyone without distinction that in other health facilities is very lacking!!! Many had advised us to go abroad but we found Italian excellence in Sismer, in fact when you enter the clinic for the first time you feel a serenity, efficiency and cleanliness that makes you understand that you are in the right place!! ! But a special thanks goes to our Doctor Balicchia who followed my wife with the highest professionalism, availability and courtesy with a considerable moral support that is needed a lot in these circumstances!! I conclude by wishing you the best for your professional and private life and to continue to give this great joy to many other families!!! A big hug to all of you!!! Thank you with all my heart!!!
|Ferticentro||Portugal||58||3.5||For us the best Fertility Clinic in the Universe... because they never gave up on us and together with TVI they offered us 9 treatments. It has excellent professionals who have always helped us. They fought with us until our last embryo and in the last one where no one believed, our dear and beloved Manuel arrived. The Ferticentro clinic and all its professionals are eternally grateful for making our dream of becoming parents come true. Eternally grateful for all the happiness we experience.
--- Luzia Maia
|ISIDA Clinic||Ukraine||39||4.3||My husband and I, we would like to express our gratitude to all ISIDA specialists! It definitely was a fate that we came to Ukraine! After 3 years of unsuccessful treatment in different clinics we completely lost hope of having our own child. Nevertheless, doctors in ISIDA clinic helped us to select a suitable donor, and we started treatment in a short period of time. Thanks God after the first try we found out that I got pregnant. That was a miracle! We are so grateful to ISIDA for our daughter!|
|Next Fertility Nordic||Estonia||19||5.0||Our experience so far has been amazing. All the staff are very attentitive, you can feel they care. They are professional, friendly and honestly it's just been an amazing experience from the very beginning. Would highly recommend!
--- Mrs. B
|IVF-Life||United Kingdom||46||4.3||The best clinic ever Dr Nardo was so comfortable go talk to and the staff very polite. Dr Nardo gave me hope that I can get pregnant after two miscarriages my prosdure scans and medication was all explained to me step by step and along the way if I needed reminding. My treatment was expensive but worth it. Thanks to Dr Nardo and his team me and my partner have been blessed with two identical twin girls who are now 24 months old.
--- Hina Rehman
|IVF Turkey||Turkey||64||4.6||Dear reader, I wholeheartedly recommend the IVF Turkey clinic. I got in touch with Mrs. Tatiana who gave me all the details about in vitro fertilization. The team of doctors and nurses are professionals. I felt safe throughout the procedure. Dr. Karacan Meric is a professional and made our dream of becoming parents possible. I arrived in Istanbul in December and now I am pregnant thanks to these wonderful people. We sincerely thank the entire IVF Turkey team!
--- Madalina Comiza
Best IVF clinics – Top-Rated List
This list of the best IVF clinics is based on the current top ten rated clinics on the Global Clinic Rating (GCR).
GCR.org collects real-time data on medical facilities around the world. It then analyses these results and breaks them down into easily understandable live rankings and reports. All the clinics featured must meet strict standards set out by the GCR.
However, although this is a good way to gauge which clinics have high patient satisfaction and treatment success rates, it does not necessarily mean they are universally considered to be the best. It is merely a different approach to the one taken in the table above.
In order to compare like-for-like, the percentage of live births only includes non-donor fresh embryo treatments with patients aged under 35 years old. The number of cycles includes all treatments.
Top 10 IVF Clinics in Europe
GCR Quality Score 4.5
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Topping the GCR’s list of the top ten fertility clinics in Europe is the Instituto Bernabeu. This Spanish clinic has been at the top of its field for some 35 years, responsible for some 20,000 births since the early 1980s. It is a popular destination for those seeking IVF abroad and the multilingual team has cared for patients from more than 137 countries to date.
The clinic offers various fertility treatments, including IVF with fresh eggs, IVF with donor eggs and banked donor eggs, along with technological support such as genome sequencer and embryo monitoring.
Statistics: 4,240 cycles per year, 82% live births.
Kyrenia, North Cyprus
GCR Quality Score 4.5
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This Northern Cyprus clinic comes highly recommended by patients who have had IVF treatment using their own eggs and those who have used donor eggs or embryos. Dunya IVF participates in the GCR Membership program, meaning the clinic has demonstrated its commitment to implementing best practices and transparency towards international standards, which offers peace of mind for fertility patients.
Statistics: 1,300 cycles per year, 71% livebirths.
GCR Quality Score 4.5
Check IVF costs and success rates at IVF-Life >>>
Proving that the Mediterranean is a popular destination for those seeking IVF treatment, the second Alicante-based clinic on our list, is praised by the GCR for having a level of expertise, facilities, services and patient responses ‘well above’ international clinic standards. The clinic welcomes many international and cross-border patients and prides itself on providing personalised treatment for its patients, even offering post-treatment acupuncture and massage services.
Statistics: 1,000 cycles per year, 66% live births.
Tambre Fertility Clinic
GCR Quality Score 4.5
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With 40 years of experience in gyanecology and fertility, patients can rest assured that they are in good hands at the TAMBRE Fertility Clinic. The predominately female medical team boasts many years of experience and uses state-of-the-art technology to achieve the clinic’s impressive 83% live birth rate.
The clinic is just 20 minutes away from the airport and Madrid city centre, so it is convenient for international patients, and TAMBRE prides itself on its welcoming, homely, atmosphere.
Statistics: 1,290 cycles per year, 83% live births.
GCR Quality Score 4.5
IVF Riga clinic specialises in complex infertility treatment for couples and single women, offering assistance after previous failed treatments and it also carries out genetic infertility diagnoses. IVF Riga also has its own donor sperm and egg bank, making it a popular destination for patients who are unable to use their own sperm or eggs and single women looking to start a family.
Statistics: 943 cycles per year, 58% live births.
Brno, the Czech Republic
GCR Quality Score 4.5
Located in central Europe, the Sanatorium HELIOS has 25 years of experience in fertility treatment, gynaecology, and antenatal care. It also works closely with the Australian-based Genea World Leading Fertility, benefitting from its extensive research department and helping HELIOS to lead the way in developing new procedures to improve IVF success rates.
The clinic is popular with cross-border patients, as well as those living in the Czech Republic.
Statistics: 1,437 cycles per year, 68% live births
North Cyprus IVF
GCR Quality Score 4.5
Proud of its legacy as the first IVF hospital in North Cyprus, this clinic is a popular destination among those seeking donor eggs. It is also known for its affordable treatment rates.
It is worth noting that North Cyprus IVF has a high number of live births in relation to the number of cycles it carries out a year. This may be thanks in part to the clinic’s frequent practice of transferring two embryos per cycle.
Statistics: 712 cycles per year, 72% live births.
Newlife IVF Greece
Kalamaria Municipality, Greece
GCR Quality Score 4.5
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Newlife IVF Greece offers a range of tests for infertility, including the use of Ultrasound (4D) for diagnosis, as well as traditional add-on treatments, including PGS (preimplantation genetic screening). The clinic offers an initial consultation at no cost either via video link or in-person in London for patient convenience.
Statistics: 1,355 cycles per year, 62% live births.
GCR Quality Score 4.5
The second Greek clinic in the GCR’s list, Embryolab doctors specialise in fertility medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology procedures. The services offered at the clinic include Embryoscope (Time-Lapse Embryo Monitoring System).
It is worth noting that there is a lack of recent reviews of this clinic on GCR.org
Statistics: 1,200 cycles per year, 55% live births.
GCR Quality Score 4.5
Established in 1989, Serum IVF prides itself on its personalised, holistic approach to its patients, which is reflected in the majority of the reviews it receives. The clinic regularly treats patients from all over the world.
It should be noted that Serum IVF tends to favour transferring two embryos at a time during IVF treatment, meaning it has a relatively high percentage of multiple births, with the figure currently standing at 11%.
Statistics: 950 cycles per year, 60% live births.
What do you need to consider when choosing the best IVF clinic abroad?
Start by contacting, in person, the clinics that you are interested in. When talking with clinics’ representatives, always pay attention to their attitude towards patients and the communication flow you have with them. This ease of communication is as important as the clinic’s location or the type and quality of services they offer, particularly when you‘re both based in different countries.
There are several things that you should ask when speaking to an IVF clinic:
- Start by checking the clinic’s website. What kind of information does the clinic publish? Are these only marketing materials? Or are patients provided with substantive medical knowledge too? Are they transparent about their pricing?
- Learn about the professional experience of doctors and embryologists working at the clinic – how long have they been dealing with infertility treatment?
- Ask what the clinic’s doctors specialise in – is there a doctor whose specialism is relevant to your personal circumstances?
- Inquire about the scientific publications by the clinic’s doctors and embryologists – do most of them cover the subject of infertility treatment?
- Ask the clinic to share its certificates of quality.
Before you visit the clinic, ask the following (important) questions:
- Present your medical history and ask about your personal prognosis and the clinic’s individual success rates.
- Ask about the approximate cost of IVF treatment in your individual case.
- Find out how many times you will have to visit the clinic in person over the course of your treatment.
Remember that your main goal is getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy child. Do not think about your success in terms of the cheapest and fastest way of receiving IVF treatment.
Please also remember that going for IVF abroad is not always possible according to different legislation systems in popular IVF destinations.
Best IVF clinic – What does your heart tell you?
If you choose several clinics and contact them one by one asking the right questions, you will definitely feel which one is the right place for you. From the first e-mail contact, you can find out how fast the clinic responds and how it answers your questions. You will instantly feel whether there is support on the other side or not. You will need to feel supported by your clinic during your treatment journey. You may find that it is your intuition that ultimately leads you to the clinic that is right for you.
Other useful resources when looking for an IVF clinic abroad:
- IVF clinics at FertilityRoad.com
You may be interested in reading: Fertility treatment abroad – best resources guide
Best IVF Clinics Abroad – Costs vs Success, Rates vs Timeframe
When deciding on an IVF clinic, whether at home or abroad, you will likely find yourself having to make a tough choice between three major factors: time, cost, and success.
When it comes to IVF, these three factors are mutually exclusive. For example, if you opt for a clinic with high success rates, you can be sure that the treatment will not be done quickly, nor will it be cheap. A clinic that promises a quick treatment will not be cheap and, statistically speaking, is unlikely to be successful.
It’s important to understand that, when it comes to IVF treatment, taking shortcuts and making hasty decisions can cause disappointment, and heartache and result in a considerably smaller bank balance.
For example, there are many patients from the UK, who travel for egg donation treatment abroad because the egg donation cost in the UK is high, and egg donors are not widely available. Others travel for IVF with own eggs because generally, IVF costs in the UK are higher than in popular European destinations.
“Cheap, fast and effective IVF treatment is simply impossible. These three parameters are mutually exclusive. If the treatment is cheap, then, unfortunately, it is not fast and effective. Eventually, it might even turn out to be very expensive. Patients are very often wrongly convinced that a low price of IVF treatment is a real bargain. And then, in most cases, it turns out that they not only lost their money but also – most importantly – their precious time. And it is the passing time that is of the highest value in the whole IVF treatment, not your money. Remember that you can never go back in time – and very often the chances of having your own kids are decreasing with each month. That’s why making the right choice is so extremely important.”Aleksander Wiecki, CMO, IVF Media Ltd.