Causes & Treatment

IVF in Denmark – 5 reasons to travel from the UK for treatment

Emma Harpham in partnership with Maigaard Fertility Clinic  |   4 Oct 2023


The lowdown on IVF in Denmark (from the clinic who knows)

If you’re based in the UK and looking into your options for IVF and other fertility treatments, you might find that certain gaps in the current offering have got you researching clinics in Europe. 

And since you’re here, we’re guessing you might have already heard that when it comes to IVF in Denmark – clinics are doing a lot of things right in 2023.

Is IVF in Denmark right for you?

Denmark is quite literally at the cutting edge of fertility treatment in Europe, for so many reasons. In a nutshell, it has come to be recognized for its ethical approach, as well as its affordable, patient-friendly and socially responsible system – where assisted reproductive technology (ART) is as accepted as it is accessible. 

In fact, ART currently accounts for 10% of all births in the country. And, the government-funded public health service covers the initial three rounds of IVF for women living in Denmark who are trying to have their first child.

For us, all of this resonates. So, together with Maigaard Fertility Clinic, we’ve dug a little deeper and collected our top five reasons to consider travelling to Denmark for IVF – so that you don’t have to.

With clinic locations in Aarhus and Odense, Maigaard Fertility Clinic is one of the most established clinics in Denmark. Skip straight over to their website to learn more about their individualized treatment solutions, and their uniquely welcoming and comfortable environment.

1. The IVF in Denmark cost (it’s really affordable)

The basic cost of IVF in Denmark can start around €3,200 (roughly £2,700), and if your journey is leading you towards ICSI, treatment starts around €3,600 (roughly £3120) – making it one of the most affordable options in Europe, right now.

Furthermore, Denmark has a reputation for its care excellence and high standards. “Quality is at the forefront of everything we do, from personalizing our treatments for each patient and using all the latest fertility techniques and technologies to the quality of the emotional support we provide our patients”, explains the team at Maigaard Fertility Clinic. This makes Maigaard one of the best price-to-quality options out there.

2. The Scandinavian gold standard of care

Denmark has some of the most experienced and top-of-the-line fertility doctors out there, and when it comes to clinics, high-quality treatment and tailored solutions to maximise your chances of success come as standard. They’re also pioneers in research and innovation, with Maigaard Fertility Clinic being the first to use groundbreaking Embryoscope™ tech in Scandinavia. 

And yes, this is good news if you’re wondering about success rates (we’ve been there!) Of course, each case is different, but as a result, the Danish system has had some of the best proven success rates for over 20 years.

3. They’ve got top-quality donors, and low wait times

Looking into donor conception? Denmark is home to the the biggest sperm bank in Europe, and it’s high standard and transparency around donors means that donors and patients both benefit from the system – so that you can rest assured that standards are met from an ethical and a regulatory perspective.

You’ll be able to choose between an open-ID or an anonymous donor from a range of genetic characteristics, depending on your goals and preferences, and the next-to-no wait times (in contrast to the UK) make donor treatment extra accessible.

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4. Their socially responsible system welcomes everyone 

We’ve heard that Denmark offers a uniquely warm environment where everyone is made to feel cared for. And thanks to one of the most liberal fertility legislations in the world, there’s also minimal stigma attached to IVF in Denmark. 

Clinics are generally super inclusive, both in terms of treatment offering, and who they can treat.

“We welcome everyone on a fertility journey – no matter what that looks like. Whether you’re on a solo motherhood journey, seeking double donation IVF, in a same sex female couple, or looking into any type of fertility preservation, we’re here to make you feel understood, and offer tailored solutions for you”, say the Maigaard Fertility Clinic team. 

Foreign patients with ovaries who travel from abroad for IVF in Denmark can also access private treatment until they turn 46 years old – making it one of the most welcoming countries for having IVF over 40. 

 5. You won’t be travelling far

Starting an IVF journey is a huge undertaking in itself, whether you’re planning to travel for treatment or not. So if you are considering having IVF abroad, you’ll want to make sure the process is as smooth as possible so you don’t have to worry about the logistics of flights and ordering medications on top of everything else. (Yup, brain fog during treatment is a thing – read our top tips here)

Denmark’s proximity to the UK makes it a great choice in this regard, we think. In terms of flight times, you’ll only need to make a short 1.5 hour hop over from London, and you also won’t need to worry about any potential language barriers either – Maigaard Fertility Clinic’s entire team speak fluent English, as do many of the locals.

Also, as Team TRB can vouch for, Denmark is a gorgeous country to explore – which can definitely help with distraction and ease treatment anxieties during what we know can be a taxing time for your mental health.

IVF in Denmark – choosing a clinic

How should you prepare for IVF in Denmark, and how do you know if you’ve made the right choice? 

Asking the right questions and checking a clinic’s experience with patients from abroad as well as success rates is key. 

Beyond the stats, leading clinics should really be able to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible – and, most importantly, make you feel safe, heard and understood. 

Here’s how Maigaard Fertility Clinic help you prepare;

  • Free first consultation online with one of it’s top tier fertility doctors
  • Agreements with local hotels for discounted stays
  • Discounted access to sperm donors with ESB and Cryos (the two leading sperm banks in Denmark)

Ready to get started? Connect with the team to learn more about travelling to Denmark for treatment, and to book a free initial consultation.

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