Causes & Treatment

Introducing URE Centro Gutenberg – Spain’s Innovative Fertility Clinic

Eloise Edington  |   28 Aug 2020



We’ve been there, reading every fertility blog under the sun, trying to work out whether to have treatment near home or abroad; it can be daunting and overwhelming to say the least! When you’re stressed and heartbroken, and if you’ve been told you’re not going to be able to conceive naturally, and fertility treatment or IVF is your only option, it can make you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. The uncertainty and apprehension can grow to an enormous size. How do you even begin to pick a fertility clinic, what should you look for in fertility specialists and why might you pick a fertility clinic in Spain? If you’re like us, you most probably don’t want to feel as though you’re a number. You want to feel special and you yearn for empathy and the personal touch to guide you through an unfamiliar process.

So, with this in mind, we’re really pleased to be introducing our wonderful Fertility Help Hub readers to one of the best family-run fertility clinics in Spain, who focus on exactly that: patient care, your wellbeing and optimum IVF success. 

Introducing the Incredible Team at URE Centro Gutenberg, Malaga, Spain | @urecentrogutenberg


You Have Excellent IVF Success Rates, Tell Us More about Your Story

(URE) was established in Malaga in 1987. By 1989— with a team of more than twenty fertility specialists—we were successfully able to assist in the very first pregnancy with IVF in the Malaga province, resulting in a baby girl. 

Since that first baby girl (Lorena), the Gutenberg Centre Reproduction Unit has become the leading specialty fertility clinic for having performed the highest number of assisted reproduction treatments in the province of Malaga. According to data from the Spanish Fertility Society, this places us as one of Spain’s best fertility clinics when it comes to innovation and expertise.

At URE we’re proud to have been a part of the greatest milestone of 20th century medicine, just as the birth of Louise Brown was the world’s first test‑tube baby in 1978. This past March, to celebrate Lorena’s 30th birthday, we wanted to do something special for our fertility clinic in Spain, for the province of Málaga and also for you – an event to show our appreciation for all the families we have been involved in creating and who have placed their trust in us. That’s why we brought Louise Brown to Malaga – she shared with us her experience as the world’s first IVF baby as well as very personal details regarding her origins.

Louise’s parents spent ten years waiting for a pregnancy that never came to fruition. This even caused her mother to fall into a deep depression. Her parents finally decided to travel more than 600 kilometres from home to make their dream come true. They visited the hospital of physiologist Robert Edwards, gynaecologist Patricks Steptoe and Jean Purdy, the woman who would become the world’s first embryologist. These three individuals were able to find success after hundreds of failed attempts at IVF techniques.

Read more about Louise’s visit and story here


What Sets You Apart from other Fertility Clinics?

With us, you know you’ll have the basis of more than 30 years of experience. We perform assisted reproductive technologies, from the easiest such as Artificial Insemination (IUI), to the most sophisticated, such as In Vitro Fertilization, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Egg Donation.

We are constantly investing in cutting-edge technologies to assure that we are always up to date with the latest techniques to help you fulfil your goal of parenthood. Over the years, we have built trust with a great many women and couples struggling to overcome their infertility problems. We have aided them in achieving their family, thanks to the diagnostic-therapeutic methods and the assisted reproductive technologies carried out in our clinic. 

Why Do People Consider Travelling to Spain for Treatment?

There are many reasons why foreign patients are attracted to Málaga in Spain. The main reasons being: prestigious fertility clinics, fertility specialist quality, expertise and competitive costs. The Spanish law is more permissive than other countries, for example with anonymous sperm and egg donation. In the UK, there has been a fall in the number of voluntary donors and waiting lists are longer. Almost all techniques are permitted here in Spain, except for commercial surrogacy and gender selection. About 40,000 babies are born annually in our country through these techniques and between 10,000 and 15,000 couples travel to our country every year in search of assisted reproduction treatments. They come from a wide range of countries; however, the majority are from the UK.

Then of course, add to those factors the sea, weather, sun, food, culture and variety of accommodation in Malaga – it really makes us a great destination!

How Do You Assist People with Having Treatment Abroad?

URE Centro Gutenberg understands how important it is to make the decision to travel abroad for assisted reproduction treatment. That is why they believe in the importance of an international department offering patient services 365 days a year. 

Our fertility clinic is exclusively dedicated to international patients and we speak several languages. The International Team offer assistance from the very first moment you contact them until the end of your fertility treatment. They want to be in constant contact with you and to help with anything you may need: sorting out your visa, finding accommodation, providing prescriptions for medication… these are just some of the things they can do for you.  

Their goal is to make sure that the language and travelling to Spain doesn’t become an obstacle for you. They want to make sure that your stay is as comfortable and as smooth as possible.

Five Ways our Clinic Can Help You


Our 33 Years Experience

We’re one of the longest established fertility clinics in Spain. We know the reliable methods from the past, the most innovative and advanced methods available today, and we’re always looking ahead at what’s to come.


Our Family

We’re conscious of the heavy emotional burden that accompanies issues with trying to conceive. We do all that we can to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable. Each case is unique, meaning that your care will be tailored to your needs. During your treatment you will form part of “our family”.



Top-Notch Team

We have a unit of highly qualified fertility specialists who know how to work effectively in teams: physicians, biologists, nurses and assistants who all bring first-rate professional expertise to the table. Our medical and laboratory personnel regularly attend both national and international conferences that address the latest medical advances.




Our continuing education programme allows us to learn about breakthroughs in assisted reproductive technologies, keeping us up to date and growing even more in knowledge as your family grows.

We ensure that we offer both the latest techniques and the best teams, in order to optimise IVF success rates.



Incredible Results

Our first-class results are the best evidence of our expertise. 95% of our patients would recommend us to others, and our clinic has received excellent overall ratings. We are committed to fulfilling your dreams and supporting you to make your experience of the fertility journey easier, more comfortable and more successful.


Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Have a look at just a few of the many five star experiences their patients have had…


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“When you have your baby in your arms, everything will have been worth it.”


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“If the doctors tell you ‘it will happen’, ‘not yet’ or ‘take a break’, trust them.”


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“Stop thinking that it won’t work, and start believing in the reasons why it will work.”


Thank You Ure Centro Gutenberg. How Can People Get In Touch?

Corona certainly does not put our process on hold, we’re very much here helping make babies.

If you have any questions and would like to learn more about any assisted reproduction treatment or how we work at URE Centro Gutenberg today and can help you, then please drop us a message. We will study your personal situation and recommend the best options, during a free online consultation.

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