Fertility clinics: Where are they based and what do they offer?
Like most medical issues, exploring infertility and its many and varied causes is a steep learning curve. Fortunately, Ireland is home to a large number of excellent clinics run by leading experts in everything from IVF to sperm retrieval and egg screening, so no couple need feel like they are alone or in need of support during this challenging time.
These are some of the clinics that boast some of the most cutting-edge treatments available right now:
About the clinic: Sims is an internationally-renowned assisted reproduction clinic, established in DCU in 1997.
Where is it? You can find Sims IVF in Clonskeagh, Dublin 4 and City Gate, Mahon, Cork.
What do they offer? Sims IVF offer their clients egg and sperm donation programs, fertility preservation procedures, and IVF as well as the new Eeva test, the 'first and only non-invasive IVF test clinically proven to increase the accuracy of predicting viable embryos at an early stage.'
How much can these treatments cost? The Early Embryo Viability Assessment Eeva can cost from €990 and other traditional treatments can reach €4,600.
About the clinic: NaPro Fertility Care is a fertility clinic that promotes a natural approach to fertility.
Where is it? NaPro has locations in Dublin and Galway.
What do they offer? The clinic offers treatments for endometriosis, postnatal depression and male infertility as well as help for women who have suffered a miscarriage.
How much can these treatments cost? Consultations can cost €220 while some lab tests cost up to €250.
About the clinic: The Merrion Fertility Clinic links to the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.
Where is it? You can find MFC at 60 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
What do they offer? The MFC offers all the I's, IVF, IUI, ICSI, as well as psychosexual therapy, surgery for endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, and an alternative medicine and counselling service too.
How much can these treatments cost? IVF at the Merrion Fertility Clinic starts at €4,500 and consultations start at €50.
About the clinic: Part of the Beacon group, the Beacon Care Fertility Center.
Where is it? The Beacon Care facility is located in Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18.
What do they offer? BCF offer treatments such as egg and sperm donation, fertility assessments and IVF.
How much can these treatments cost? Freezing procedures start at €500 and can rise to €3000 for egg donation while traditional IVF treatments start at €4,500.
Hari, The National Fertility Centre
About the clinic: HARI, Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland is the main fertility clinic for assisted reproduction technology.
Where is it? HARI is based in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.
What do they offer? HARI offers IVF,ICSI, embryology and treatments such as semen freezing, intrauterine insemination, ovulation induction and follicle tracking.
How much can these treatments costs? HARI is definitely one of the more affordable clinics on our list, with its most expensive treatment, IVF, costing €4,400.
About the clinic: One of the leading fertility clinics in the country, REPROMED was established in 2009.
Where is it? REPROMED have three clinics, one in Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick.
What do they offer? REPROMED offers fertility tests, egg donation, sperm donation, IVF, egg screening and pre-implantation screening. It also offers MicroTESE, a procedure carried out to retrieve sperm from the testicles of men in situations where there is limited sperm production. The aim of the procedure is to locate areas of sperm production within the testicles. This is the first time a treatment like this has been offered to patients here in Ireland.
How much can these treatments cost? Consultations begin at €50
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