“A complete guide to a fertility treatment journey offered at IVF Spain. Overview of your journey.”
Once at the clinic, we will perform the required preliminary fertility tests and examine the results along with your medical history.
During this 3-hour consultation you will be introduced to the team responsible for your care and treatment follow-up:
- the biologists and nurses,
- the personal assistants in charge of the administrative and logistic tasks
- and, of course, the doctor who will perform the examination, complete your anamnesis, assess your test results and guide you through the different options and ultimately prescribe your personal treatment.
The price of this consultation is €200,00 and includes the airport pick-up, ultrasound and E2 and P4 blood testing (if required).
As listed below, during the visit we will also test the partners’ sperm quality and keep the sample frozen as a treatment back up (to ensure the viability of the fertilization).
2 Required tests
IVF-Spain follows the WHO guidelines on Patient Safety, the National Strategy on Patient Safety of the Spanish Ministry of Health and the European Network for Patient Safety and Quality Care (PASQ). The aim is to ensure both your safety and the safety of your future baby.
The required tests for the treatment are as follows.
- Serology (HIV, Hep B, Hep C, Syphilis).
- TSH, Anti-TPO, Anti Tg antibodies.
- Mammogram (should the patient have an immediate family member or personal history of breast cancer, or be aged 40 or older).
- Serology (HIV, Hep B, Hep C, Syphilis).
- Sperm DNA Fragmentation test (SCD + MACS) – You can ask us more regarding the importance of this test.
IVF-Spain will only accept serologies from accredited laboratories in Spain. Furthermore, the serologies shall not be older than three months due to the incubation period of most viruses and the time the organism needs to react to those viruses.
The IVF-Spain laboratory is equipped with state of the art technology, allowing us to carry out all the necessary tests.
The price for all of the listed tests is € 363.00 (mammography not included). Please bear in mind that additional tests may (or not) be required – the price may vary accordingly in either case.
3 Personalised medical plan
Together with the doctor, and in accordance with your current fertility state and test results, you will decide on an approach and concrete treatment program.
You will be given a personalised medical plan with daily instructions. The plan will be designed according to your availability to come back to Spain for 10-14 days (depending on the type of treatment) for the embryo transfer.
Your assistant will go through the informed consents and other documents with you after the consultation and you will have the possibility to raise any doubts that may arise before signing the required documentation for the treatment.
A nurse will give you a detailed explanation on how to correctly administer the medication.
We will provide original prescriptions of the required medication, which you will be able to purchase either in Alicante in a nearby pharmacy or at home.
4 Confirmed Treatment
In order to start the treatment, we recommended leaving all the original and signed documents at the clinic.
We will then confirm the proposed embryo transfer time frame in our system.
We will have found a donor in a maximum of two weeks after the confirmation of your time frame and send you a Treatment Checklist document informing you that we have all the required documentation and test results from you or which tests are still missing (if any).
It will also inform you of the due date of payment. This document must be sent to us signed and dated – a scan of this document will be valid.
You will be able to start taking the medication in the comfort of your home.
During the treatment you will be in close contact with the assistant team by e-mail and/or phone.
The duration of this phase may vary depending on the type of treatment you are undergoing (with your own or with donated eggs).
You will also need to make several appointments with your own doctor for treatment follow-up and send the test results to us by e-mail so that we can provide all the necessary medical indications (if required).
We know that international trips can be overwhelming due to unknown factors; therefore, we offer an airport pick-up service that will take you directly to the clinic or to your hotel.
Our driver will be waiting for you at the information desk holding a name plate.
We also count on collaborating hotels and apartments that offer special fares for our patients. Should you wish to stay in one of these we will be happy to manage your reservation through our reservation forms.
Once you arrive in Spain you can relax and wait for us to contact you.
In case of a treatment with your own eggs, we will give you an almost immediate appointment in order to check your ovaries and decide when to trigger your ovulation. The egg retrieval will be exactly 36 hours after that moment.
In case of a treatment with donated eggs, we will be monitoring your donor closely and contact you once the exact time and day of the egg retrieval is known (only 36 hours in advance).
The biology team will keep you updated regarding the result of the fertilisation, so please make sure to be reachable by phone throughout the whole time frame.
You will find more information in the document “Transfer time frame – Structure and what to expect”.
8 Sperm Analysis
Normally, we test the sperm during the first visit and keep it frozen as a backup for the transfer time frame.
We may have to perform the spermiogram and DNA fragmentation on the transfer time frame – but before the appointment for the actual fertilization – should your partner not have been able to come to the first visit for undergoing tests.
9 Day of Transfer
Your assistant will contact you to arrange the appointment once the exact moment and day for transfer is known.
Please make sure to be reachable by phone during your stay in Alicante, as well as being available for possible appointments with relatively short notice.
You will receive a report after the transfer informing you of the transferred/remaining embryos. In addition, you will receive a document with post-transfer instructions as well as medication you will need to take to support the pregnancy.
11 Pregnancy Test
10 days after the transfer you will need make an appointment with your doctor and perform the exciting pregnancy test (β-hCG and Progesterone level in blood) and inform us of the result.
Depending on the results of both pregnancy hormone and progesterone levels in blood, you will be given different medical indications.