IVF Abroad: Top IVF Clinics in Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic group, which forms an autonomous community within Spain. Mallorca is also the largest island in Spain and the seventh-largest Mediterranean island. Mallorca is also the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma, which has a wide range of tourist destinations, numerous hotels and restaurants.
The official languages of this Spanish island are Catalan and Spanish, but due to the fact that it is a place frequented by many tourists, it is very common for hotel and restaurant staff to have a good level of English, German and French, which allows for easy communication during your stay on the island.
It is known as a popular holiday destination, but not many people know that it is also home to state-of-the-art fertility clinics. These clinics combine the most advanced technology and treatment options with the beautiful scenery that Mallorca has to offer. As Mallorca is part of Spain, the laws regarding reproductive medicine are the same as those in the rest of Spain. Therefore, one of the most advanced laws in Europe allows for advanced treatment options such as egg donation and embryo donation. Patients from all over the world come to Spanish Reproductive clinics and therefore also to those in Mallorca, because single women, lesbian couples as well as heterosexual couples, will be able to find a treatment that suits their needs.
You can find more details about Spanish Reproductive Law here.
In this article, we introduce you to the fertility clinics in Mallorca and everything you need to know before embarking on a fertility journey to this beautiful island. Many of the fertility clinics located in Mallorca are part of the largest fertility clinic groups in Spain and therefore have a large team of professionals with many years of experience.
Furthermore, as we have mentioned previously, it is worth mentioning that most of the experts speak several of the most important European languages, which can be of great help during the treatment, as being able to talk to the specialists in one’s mother tongue facilitates the whole process.
We now turn to the presentation of the clinics:
Instituto Bernabeu – Mallorca
Instituto Bernabeu Mallorca is part of a group of 9 clinics specialised in fertility treatments. This fertility clinic is located in the heart of Mallorca, Palma and has the most advanced treatments and techniques on the market, thanks to the group’s continuous research. The Instituto Bernabeu Group has been in existence since 1985 and continues to grow continuously. Training and research play a very important role in the daily work of the group’s clinics. Its experts in Reproductive Medicine frequently publish scientific articles and attend scientific congresses to keep up to date with advances in the sector.
The clinic in Mallorca has modern and bright facilities spread over two floors connected by a waterfall. They have two laboratories equipped with the latest technology, one for andrology and the other for embryology. In addition, their facilities also include an area for the cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, an operating theatre and other rooms, such as a consultation room and a hysteroscopy room.
In all the rooms they try to create a welcoming and reassuring atmosphere so that patients facing such a complicated and stressful process as fertility treatment feel as comfortable as possible. For that reason, as far as possible, international patients will be treated in their mother tongue and the clinic will try to make them feel at home.
They also have specific health units that focus on insufficient ovarian reserve and embryo implantation failure. As mentioned before, Instituto Bernabeu follows the Spanish law of Reproduction, so they also offer treatments for single women and lesbian couples.
Instituto Bernabeu was founded by doctors over 35 years ago and since then the direction, management and decision-making of the clinic has been developed following medical criteria set out by the doctors who oversee the clinic. Unlike other clinics, which have based their model on shareholder and investor decisions, no medical outsiders have ever been accepted as part of the management board, let alone investors or venture capitalists. This allows us to be free: Patients have the absolute guarantee that the decisions, treatments and medical advice they may receive will be not based on financial gain.
Juaneda Fertility Center is a fertility clinic located in Palma, that has more than 15 years of experience and offers personalised solutions for both national and international Patients. This Clinic is part of the Juaneda Healthcare network, committed to offering patients the best experience, help and most advanced techniques.
The clinic offers treatments such as egg donation, embryo donation and treatments for singles and lesbian couples. But it stands out for special offers such as Fertility Plus, in which they promise to deliver your baby at home or refund all the money, including medication.
On their website, they have a specific area for international patients, where they explain the differences between the treatments possible in Spain and compare them to other countries. There you can also find interesting information about Mallorca, that may help you to organize your stay.
Currently, their medical team consists of professionals from the fields: Gynaecology and obstetrics, nursing, embryology, haematology, andrology, and acupuncture. Most of them speak more than one language and patients can be treated in Spanish, English, German, Catalan, Portuguese, French and Italian.
The IVI Group is one of the largest fertility clinic groups in Spain and, according to its website, has a success rate of 69% in egg donation treatments and 54% in IVF treatments with the patient’s oocytes. The Group has 29 clinics throughout Spain and several clinics abroad, in countries such as Italy, Portugal, Panama, Chile, the United Kingdom and the USA, making them one of the leaders in the advancement of assisted reproduction.
There are two IVI clinics on the island: Mallorca-Palma and Mallorca-Manacor, both run by Director Clara Colomé, who is supported by a specialised medical team with many years of experience in the sector. The IVI clinics in Mallorca are both specialised in international patients and have an extensive Patient Care Department, which accompanies patients in everything they need, from the planning of the trip to the course of the treatment. They also have experts who speak many different languages to provide the best care for their patients.
It currently stands out from other clinics because of its commitment to programmes such as IVI Care, which includes Reproductive Psychology Sessions and Emotional Management Workshops. In this way, they are committed to comprehensive care, which includes the care of the patient’s mental health and guarantees her complete well-being. Something that should not be forgotten, bearing in mind how difficult it can be to undergo fertility treatment abroad.
EVA Fertility Clinics
Another Spanish fertility clinic group with a presence on the island is Eva. The two Eva fertility clinics in Mallorca belong to this large Spanish group with more than 40 clinics all over Spain. The clinics in Mallorca follow all the other Spanish legislation, so they offer treatments for single women and lesbian couples.
They are mainly specialised in Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation and Fertility Preservation. They aim to offer personalised treatments to national and international patients and to make them feel at home during their treatments. That is why they also have a patient care department, specialised in international patients and offering direct support and personal treatment to all their patients.
Wilson Fertility by CEFIVBA
Wilson Fertility by CEFIVBA is a clinic with a long history and was one of the pioneers in Spain as far as IVF is concerned, being the first assisted reproduction centre in the Balearic Islands. In 1985, Dr Darder, together with Mariano Rosselló, Susana Cañellas, Carles Viader, Rafael Calafell, Juan Antonio Ferrer and José Javier Salvá promoted the creation of CEFIVBA, one of the pioneering units in the application of new assisted reproduction techniques in Spain.
Since 2004, CEIVBA has been located in the private Hospital Quirónsalud Palmaplanas, easily accessible and with the advantages of a hospital environment, making patients feel as safe and welcome as possible. They offer all the treatment options permitted by Spanish reproduction law and have more than 35 years of experience. They currently offer personalised attention in Spanish, Italian and English.
Instituto de Fertilidad
The Fertility Institute was founded in 2009 as a Fertility Clinic in Mallorca to help patients suffering from infertility become parents. This role is fulfilled thanks to the most advanced techniques and treatments that Spanish Reproductive Medicine has to offer. The clinic’s facilities have four consultation rooms and private waiting rooms so that patients have the peace and privacy they need.
They also offer psychological and nutritional support, so that patients can prepare themselves as well as possible for their treatment. Its operating theatres and laboratory are equipped with the most advanced technology and offer various genetic tests to improve the results of fertility treatments. They are committed to the continuous training of their professionals and a personalised solution for each case. They also offer different financing possibilities, so that everyone can fulfil their dream of becoming parents.
Travel possibilities from the UK
For both the costs and the time invested in treatment, it is very important to know in advance what the journey will be like. When choosing a country and a clinic for treatment, you should consider how you can travel there from home. In most cases a fertility treatment consists of at least two face-to-face visits to the clinic, the first visit where tests will be done, analyses, and protocols will be discussed, the treatment will be explained in detail and the necessary medication will be prescribed. Then a second visit for the transfer once the pre-stimulation has taken place at home. Depending on the treatment, the second visit involves a stay of a few more days, in order to be able to go to the clinic and carry out the preparations for the transfer.
Whatever the treatment it is important that it is not difficult to travel there, as a stressful journey could jeopardise the treatment, due to the stress it would cause. The clinics always support the travel planning process, helping to organise the best way to travel, transfer to the clinic and accommodation.
Let us look at Mallorca’s connections to the UK and methods of travelling to the island.
There are several ways to travel from the UK to Mallorca but considering that it is a trip to an island, the ferry is one of the first options that come to mind. A trip from the UK to Mallorca involves crossing the water and there are several possibilities to do so by ferry. It is possible to travel to France by car, using the train that links the UK with France and following a route that crosses the whole country, until you get to the other side and in Toulon near Marseille take the ferry to Mallorca. This is the way to turn the journey into a trip and to be able to travel by car. The estimated journey time from London to Palma is one day.
Another way to get to Mallorca and the fastest way is by plane. There are flights to Mallorca from many English cities. It is a very common holiday destination, so there is a wide range of flights and schedules, which allows good planning of the trip and great comfort. For example, a flight from London to Palma takes an estimated 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Travel possibilities from Europe
Depending on where you are leaving from, it is advisable to travel by plane, which is usually the quickest option. For example, a flight from the south of France only takes about an hour. To drive and take the Ferry from France, can take between 15-20 hours depending on where you leave. For example from Paris it would take you around 20 hours if you choose to drive and use the ferry. Leaving Montpellier would take you around 15 hours.
Often it is more a question of choice and whether the journey will be just to get to the appointments or whether to make it a beautiful and memorable trip and enjoy the journey. It is advisable to take time for clinic visits, fertility treatment requires peace and patience, so combining it with a relaxing holiday is very convenient.
Whatever your case, we always recommend that you check with your clinic to see what options they would recommend, as they will probably have information already prepared.
The same goes for accommodation – in most cases, clinics have agreements with nearby hotels and can get you the best rates. And in the case of flying, check whether the treatment offers a transfer service to the clinic and accommodation or whether you should hire a car or book a taxi.