In Vitro Fertilisation – ICSI

What is In Vitro Fertilisation?

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is an assisted reproduction treatment which involves extracting or retrieving oocytes in order to join them with spermatozoids in the laboratory. Once the oocytes have been fertilised, a limited number of the resulting embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus so that they can continue developing naturally there.

In Vitro Fertilisation may require the use of donor sperm. The sperm donor shall always be anonymous, in accordance with Spanish legislation, and must have passed all necessary screenings, examinations and genetics tests.

Stages of In Vitro Fertilisation

IVF treatment is divided into three stages: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and embryo culture, and the embryo transfer. Each stage is explained in detail below.

Ovarian Stimulation

The first stage of In Vitro Fertilisation begins with hormone treatment to ensure the development of several follicles by administering medication.

This stage normally lasts between 10 and 12 days and is monitored with ultrasound scans and hormone analyses which can be done at our clinic or at a specialised centre in your country.

Egg Retrieval and Embryo Culture

The follicle aspiration is the moment when the eggs are retrieved. You will need to be in Malaga at least 3 days before this step.

Next, the eggs are inseminated with the spermatozoids and the embryos are kept in conventional or time-lapse incubators for 3 to 6 days. During this stage you will be in direct contact with laboratory personnel monitoring your case who will keep you informed throughout the process.

Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer involves depositing the best embryos inside the uterine cavity. This stage also requires your presence in Malaga, but 24 hours later you can return home to your country.

You may take a pregnancy test 16 days after egg retrieval. You can take the test in your country and then send us the result; after this we will give you further instructions.

In Vitro Fertilisation Results at URE

The In Vitro Fertilisation treatments we carry out at URE Centro Gutenberg have excellent results:

Cumulative pregnancy rate (including fresh and frozen embryo transfers)

< 35 years old       66.66%
35 - 39 years old       52.00%
> 40 years old       20.49%

In Vitro Fertilisation in Malaga, Spain

We recommend that you come to Malaga for the first appointment. This consultation is completely cost-free. Your doctor will perform a thorough examination including a review of your medical history, tests and reports. If we have all the information we need we will make an initial assessment of your case and start to plan your assisted reproduction treatment.

If you cannot travel to the first appointment we can hold it over Skype. This remote consultation is also cost-free and allows you to speak directly with the doctor, explain your case and ask us any questions.

First appointment:

In-person / Skype

1st consultation cost:


Minimum stay for treatment:

10 – 12 days

Maximum stay for treatment:

21 days

Book your first appointment FREE OF CHARGE

In order to request a visit with URE Centro Gutenberg you need to complete the following form. If you prefer, you can also make an appointment by calling us at (+34) 952 122 565. Remember that your first visit is COMPLETELY FREE.

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