Due to the modern hectic life, conceiving a baby is becoming more and more problematic. Therefore, the number of IVF trials in the Czech Republic has increased by 50% over the past 30 years, with one third being foreign patients. Thanks to the central European location and reasonable costs, the interest in treatment in the Czech Republic continues growing.
Our company has been here for you for more than 10 years. During that time, we have helped hundreds, perhaps thousands of couples to get their desired baby. One of them is Pamela and her husband Ian. In 2018 we helped them to the birth of their son Patrick. Two are more than one, so they decided to get Patrick a sibling. Pamela and Ian visited us again in January. And why did they choose the Czech Republic and namely us?
A short excerpt from Fertilityroad Magazine:
,,There are over 40 IVF clinics across Czechia and almost all of them employ English speaking staff to ensure patients are treated and cared for by someone who speaks their language. All clinics must be licensed by the government in order to operate, and each must submit success rate statistics to the government each year to ensure that their practice can continue. Furthermore, every two years a clinic inspection is undertaken by statutory agency SUKL, to ensure that each facility is maintaining strict regulatory practices.
There are a number of reasons for the popularity of the country as a fertility destination – a major one of which is cost. Look carefully and there are a number of centres which offer treatment starting for a little over 2000 Euros per IVF cycle. However, low cost does not necessarily mean low quality and this is proven by the clinic’s ability to offer diverse range of treatments managed by experienced IVF medics and specialists; good overall success results across age ranges and facilities equipped with the most advanced technologies available.
Legislation around fertility treatment however is not as liberal as other European countries. Same sex couples and single women are not able to access treatment; the upper age limit for women patients is 49 and gender selection is not permitted. However, anonymous egg and sperm donors are available as well as additional procedures such as ICSI, PGS, PGD, assisted hatching and social egg freezing.
The Fertility Road team recently accompanied Fertility Foundation volunteer Pamela, husband Ian, son Patrick and proud grandparents to the Prague clinic where she received successful treatment in 2018.
We were there at the kind invitation of Praga Medica…‘‘