15 Nov 5 reasons to choose Barcelona for your IVF treatment
In July of 1984, the first Spanish IVF baby was born in Barcelona. In Spain, her birth represented one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. She was the 4th “test-tube” baby in Europe and the 6th in the entire world. In the field of reproduction, Barcelona is known for its high level of training in embryology.
Nowadays, Spain, and Barcelona in particular, are among the most popular destinations for those interested in IVF, both for national and international patients. This phenomenon can be attributed to many different reasons, and in this blog article, we’re going to share with you the top 5 reasons why patients choose Barcelona for their IVF treatment, with either their own or with donated eggs.
#1: The success rates of IVF treatments in Spain are much higher than in many other countries. Most Spanish clinics also offer an impressive range of fertility treatment options, including some of the latest advances and techniques in the field of assisted reproduction. At Reproclinic, we take care of every single detail to maximize your chances of a successful pregnancy, and we are constantly improving our training with the most advanced and scientifically proven diagnostic techniques in order to optimize our patients’ results. We are committed to providing high quality without adding any financial burden to our patients. In fact, ICSI and extended embryo culture are now included in our IVF treatment prices for FREE, whereas many other clinics charge their patients extra for them.
#2: More than half of the egg donations in Europe take place in Spain, according to a recent report by ESHRE. This is great news for patients who are seeking specific egg donor profiles, as they can be phenotypically matched to donors from a specific background, including Caucasian, Latino, African/Black, Arab, and Indian donors. Our database at Reproclinic includes a wide variety of phenotypes and ethnicities, which allows us to find the perfect egg donor for your specific case. What’s more, all egg donor candidates undergo a complete medical, gynecological, and psychological evaluation, and we screen them for up to 362 genetic diseases, and only after that we determine if they’re eligible to be included in our egg donation program. Our strict donor selection process at Reproclinic allows us to achieve success rates of up to 95% for IVF with egg donation, giving you the best chance at creating the family you’ve always dreamed of.
#3: The national regulation for assisted reproduction in Spain mandates that all egg and sperm donors stay anonymous, which many patients find very comforting. Since the identity of both the donors and the recipients remains forever confidential, this renders the IVF with egg donation treatment readily accessible, with no waiting lists. It’s important to mention, however, that the law establishes a limit of 6 births per donor in Spain, to prevent potential consanguinity.
#4: The Spanish regulation is one of the most liberal ones in the world, in the sense that it allows access to fertility treatment to all patients, regardless of their nationality, marital status or sexual orientation. This regulation is applicable to both national and international patients, which means that all heterosexual couples, as well as lesbian couples and single women can choose to undergo a fertility treatment in Spain. What’s more, there is no upper age limit when it comes to undergoing fertility treatment, although most clinics accept patients up to the age of 50. The only current limitations are that it is not allowed to select the gender of the embryo that will be transferred, and surrogate pregnancy is also prohibited.
#5: Fertility treatments in Barcelona can be combined with a wonderful vacation in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, beautiful beaches, modern city center, rich cultural and architectural heritage… there’s always something to explore, no matter when you decide to visit. Many of our patients have shared with us that they’ve had an amazing, stress-free time in Barcelona during their fertility treatments at our clinic. Our Reproclinic team is available to assist you in coordinating all aspects of your trip: we will provide you with discount codes for local hotels, and we will also send you our updated brochure with useful information about how you can reach our clinic, what you can visit during your stay, etc.
Bonus: If there’s something that makes Reproclinic stand out from other clinics, it’s our holistic approach. We employ a number of holistic methods, such as fertility coaching, nutrition, acupuncture, and reflexology, that allow you to balance your body and mind and transition into motherhood successfully. For more information, feel free to request our brand-new brochure of holistic treatments, available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
Now it’s time for you to experience all of this: contact us today and book your initial consultation with us!