IVF clinics in Spain.

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sghan Tue 26-Sep-17 16:51:02

Hi there

First time on this site. I am 43, and hoping to start IVF next year (i have to have a procedure to remove fibroids first...) and I want to go abroad but am overwhelmed by the number of clinics. I was thinking Spain.

Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for clinics in Spain?


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Blondeshavemorefun Wed 27-Sep-17 00:08:32

Why spain?

I used ivi in Madrid

Was my third fresh cycle - had 2 in uk - and tho that failed I had 6 to freeze

4Th attempt a fet failed

The 5th worked and dd after 10yrs ttc was conceived and is 6mths on thur

I used my own eggs as tests showed I had good eggs for my age tho was 42 when 3rd cycle happened and 39/40 with cycle 1&2

If these had all failed we would have used de

I only say coz of your age - so will be 44 - think carefully with your options

are you using de or own

If own ask to see results for 44yrs - preg and birth rate

ImpyDimpy Wed 27-Sep-17 20:30:27

Also IVI but we went to Alicante. My UK clinic linked to them but now are linked to the Madrid one that Blondes mentions.

Tried for 16 years in the UK.

IVI Managed it first time.

sghan Thu 28-Sep-17 20:33:18

Thanks both of you, so happy it worked for you both. It fills me with hope, which I need right now.

Yes, I am going for double donor, my amh is low etc, so egg donor is best for me.

I chose Spain because even though I haven't heard any real life stories - until yours that is - there seemed to be a positive buzz about the clinics there. Also I have been to Spain many times, feel comfortable there and as I am single I want it to be a stress free as possible. Also a very good friend of mine lives there and is happy to support me, so all in all it seemed the best option.


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Blondeshavemorefun Thu 28-Sep-17 21:51:09

@impy glad you had success with ivi - and first time - how many cycles did you do in the uk

@sghan glad you are not put off using de

Friend refuses to use de tho is my age 44 - and I've told her the odds go down with her age

But she is desperate for children but says won't be her baby so refuses

Maybe I'm wrong but I feel she doesn't want kids that muchnas surely you would try with de if want to be a mum that bad

We only continued with the fets as had embryos frozen from 3rd cycle

If we had none we would have tried de

I wish you luck. Ivi and their whole approach Was so different to my uk clinic and I believe the technology abroad and freezing techniques are so much more advanced

ImpyDimpy Sun 01-Oct-17 12:41:38

Hi OP,
We did double donor. Have you looked at the FertilityFriends website?

Hey Blondes,
I keep name-changing - you & I are always on the same threads smileWe were even in the same line of work before our DD's arrived and we often bumped into each other on that particular section of MN too...as well as the TV section here. Happy to PM you all of my past names.

Kannet Sun 01-Oct-17 12:47:11

We went to institute marques in Barcelona. Amazing experience. Have on ds and another on the way. I could not recommend them highly enough. They will also do initial consultations over Skype which is helpful

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 01-Oct-17 20:21:34

now im intriugued @impy, yes message me smile

Coolchick11 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:21:37

I too am going for double donor embroys because I have unexplained why I can't get pregnant naturally would love to hear from you all where you are in your journey I was also on fertility friends but came off a while go it wasn't helping me at all so been on daily strength and this since xx

Coolchick11 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:25:59

I personally recommend Quiron Barcelona this is my third and final attempt even though it hasn't worked out so far with my journey Quiron staff have been amazing and helpful x

HollieBush Sun 05-Nov-17 23:22:16

Interested to read this - am about to start first cycle and consultant said worth trying here and then if it didn't work that there is a clinic in Barcelona (not sure which of the above mentioned) that is streets ahead in technology and if we could afford it we should bear that it mind.

Please don't think people who don't want donor eggs "don't want to be a mum that bad". Believe me, I have been through years of struggle with this and am desperate to be "a mum" but I personally will go down the path of adoption if this doesn't work for us. For me, from a personal ethic I think trying to adopt a child who needs a home is a better option than donors and surrogacy - doesn't mean I "don't want to be a mum" and doesn't mean I judge others for having a different personal sentiment or ethical framework from me.

Coolchick11 Tue 07-Nov-17 21:22:14

I agree with Hollie and I too if this doesn't work this time will be going for adoption I would love to be a mum but would love to give a child a home if it doesn't work out this time and if we are still successful still want to adopt to x

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 07-Nov-17 21:29:00

We looked into adoption after 2nd ivf failed

Tho as df smokes and even if he gave up that day he had to be smoke free for 2yrs before they would consider us as adoptive parents

Df would have been 50 in those two smoke free years and can't adopt under 5 if over 50

The friend I'm talking about her partner smokes and won't give up so she can't adopt - hence de are her only option

Yet she won't even try

As I said I can't understand her logic but Obv we are all different

Coolchick11 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:26:14

Ah my father in law lives with us and he smokes but he smokes outside the house but didn't think smoking environment was an issue with adoption I have my scan Tuesday and only two weeks until I go to Spain for my last attempt of ivf

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 10-Nov-17 12:44:51

They don't allow smoking outside the house. House needs to be no smokers if under 5

My df only smokes outside and it was a straight no

Hope your scan shows good and sure a double donor will give you a very good chance as your donor will be young and hopefully will work first time but if it doesn't then a very high chance you will have some
Left to freeze

Coolchick11 Fri 10-Nov-17 13:08:24

This is my third cycle with ivf so hoping it's third time lucky for me and if we have to go through adoption then I will have to rethink living arrangements as me and hubby don't smoke

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 10-Nov-17 22:03:44

Were you other 2 using your eggs and dh sperm?

Coolchick11 Sat 11-Nov-17 17:09:39

It was using my hubbys sperm and donor eggs

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Coolchick11 Sun 12-Nov-17 08:23:01

I recommend Spain to anyone that is considering having donor eggs there is no waiting list and the donors are anonymous I will be telling my children that they were a product donor eggs we aren't hide it from them and it felt the right choice for me if I used my own eggs there was a high chance I would never get pregnant this way I can xx

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 12-Nov-17 09:35:54

@coolchick so you have had two cycles with de. Sorry to hear failed both times as usually de as donor is young so odds are better so many do get preg first time

Was there none to freeze?

Wishing you the best of luck with 3rd cycle

Coolchick11 Sun 12-Nov-17 13:52:37

Blonde yep I had two cycles with donor eggs each of those cycles none were left over to freeze I did request this time that the donor was young and seem to have six healthy embroys at the moment freezed until I get there for transfer thanks I am feeling positive about this one but not getting hopes up to much as long way to go yet x

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