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Fertility treatment in Ireland – the gold standard, and what to expect, with the team at Thérapie Fertility

Emma Harpham in partnership with Thérapie Fertility Clinic   |   19 Feb 2024

In short – affordability, accessibility, and advances in AI are all on our list of things to expect. But where exactly are people choosing to go, when it comes to having fertility treatment in Ireland? And why are more and more of us travelling from the UK, in particular? 

Thérapie Fertility, a leading clinic, talks all things fertility treatment in Ireland

The cost factor, plus longer wait times, are leading more of us based in the UK to seek fertility treatment abroad –  with 68% saying they would go abroad because the treatments on offer are generally cheaper.

And for fertility treatment in Ireland, Dublin-based Thérapie Fertility is fast becoming a top destination clinic – with satellite clinics in Dundalk, Limerick and Galway. 

Along with the most affordable IVF Ireland has to offer at the absolute highest quality, plus a straightforward, evidence-based approach, their dedicated team really understand the complexities and challenges of fertility treatment – no matter who you are, or where you’re at. 

We caught up with the experienced team at Thérapie Fertility, for everything you need to know about the IVF Ireland approach, the gold standard of care, and travelling for treatment.

Read on as we unpack: 

  • What is the cost of IVF in Ireland?
  • How accessible is treatment in Ireland? 
  • What are the waiting times for fertility treatment in Ireland?
  • Plus what to look for, out of all the fertility clinics Ireland has to offer

Let’s get started.

What is the cost of IVF in Ireland?

The cost of IVF in Ireland can really range in price, and averages out at €6,000 to €7,000 per cycle, at most private clinics. Some IVF cycles could cost up to €10,000, depending on extras and add-ons offered by the clinic. 

At Thérapie Fertility, their complete packages include everything you need, with no hidden costs.

One IVF cycle costs €4,495, and includes the following as standard;

  • Embryoscope with AI technology
  • Blastocyst culture
  • Embryo freezing

Plus, short, direct flights to Ireland from the UK are frequent – and reduced travel means reduced costs, especially if we compare this to travelling to Spain, or the Med.

How does financing treatment work?

For Irish residents, some fertility treatments may be covered under the public healthcare system, newly introduced in September 2023. However, private clinics in Ireland currently offer speedier services at a cost. 

Non-residents can access all of these private options, and whilst financing can be a maze, researching thoroughly, and considering all your options is key.

For example, Thérapie Fertility offer a treatment package through their finance partner Humm, allowing you to spread out the cost of your treatment, and patients attending from the UK are able to finance up to £3,000 towards their treatment.

What is the cost of IVF in Ireland

What should we look for in a clinic, and how is Thérapie Fertility delivering the IVF Ireland gold standard of care?

Uncompromised, committed and compassionate care is what sets clinics like Thérapie Fertility apart from the rest. 

As Ireland’s highest patient-rated Fertility Clinic (check their results and success rates, too) are here’s what the team recommends you look for, when considering fertility treatment in Ireland:

  • Highly skilled and experienced fertility specialists
  • A wide range of evidence-based testing and treatment options
  • State-of-the-art facilities with advanced equipment and tech
  • Emphasis on patient support services, including counselling and emotional support
  • Compliance with legal regulations and ethical guidelines 
  • Transparency – that goes for communication regarding success rates and treatment options, as well as costs

Thérapie Fertility is also fully digital clinic. Their patient portal means you can access answers and ask questions without playing phone tag, and your medical records are accessible to you – another big tick for transparency!

What technology should I ask my clinic about?

Thérapie Fertility recommends asking whether Embryoscope (a special incubator with a built-in camera that takes pictures of growing embryos every few minutes) is included, as standard. As we’ve covered above, it’s available for all IVF ICSI cycles without any additional cost at Thérapie Fertility.

Asking about AI will also give you a good idea of how up-to-date your clinic is. Thérapie Fertility’s AI technology helps predict which embryos are most likely to result in a clinical pregnancy.

IVF legislation Ireland – what should we know?

These are the key things to know about IVF legislation in Ireland. 

  1. IVF and ICSI are available in Ireland for heterosexual and same-sex couples, plus single women
  2. The upper age limit for IVF is 47 years
  3. Egg freezing is permitted, with an unlimited storage period up until the age of 49
  4. All egg and sperm donors must be traceable – For example, Thérapie Fertility partner with European Sperm Bank (ESB) to facilitate treatment, and donors are properly identified on the national register, as per Irish laws
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What about waiting lists for fertility treatment in Ireland – are these shorter?

The answer is, it depends! Your clinic and the type of treatment you’re looking for can all play into potential waiting times for fertility treatment in Ireland.  

Thérapie Fertility clinic doesn’t operate a waiting list, so when you are ready for treatment, they’re ready to book you in – and offer a free first consultation – with no waiting time.

Get started today, with one of the best fertility clinics Ireland has to offer

For affordable, accessible and inclusive fertility care in Ireland, make Thérapie Fertility Clinic your go-to – and learn more about their range of treatments and why their leading success rates continue to exceed the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) average, across the board.

Book in for a free first consultation here or give them a call on +353 01 223 8933

From their inclusive packages with zero hidden costs to compassionate, expert care that puts you first – you’ll be supported every step of the way.

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