Last updated: November 14th, 2018 at 06:55 pm
*Current IVF treatment cost in Ireland: all IVF treatment costs below are current as taken from the clinic’s website on the updated date of this blog article. For up to the minute IVF costs, click through to each clinic’s IVF cost page, you can easily click on the IVF clinic name links at the end of this article. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any inaccurate information provided here, contact each clinic directly to obtain their current prices.
*please also read the section below on the “extra add on” costs of IVF that you will have to add to the price listed below. How much is IVF? IVF treatment cost varies from IVF Clinic to Clinic what they include in the IVF Cost price that they list on their website, listed below is their general starting price for IVF treatments.
|IVF Clinic Name & location||IVF – in vitro fertilization price||ICSI cost -intracytoplasmic sperm injection||Egg Donor IVF Cost|
|Beacon Care Fertility Dublin||€4500||?||Not listed on website|
|Galway Fertility Clinic||€4750||€4750||Not listed on website|
|Institut Marques, Clane||€4,960||€4,960||€8,850|
|Merrion Fertility Clinic, Dublin||€4,500||€4,900||Not listed on website|
|Rotunda, Dublin||€4,400||€4,900||Not listed on website|
|SIMS, Dublin & Cork||€4,600||€4,920||€7,700-€8,700|
|Waterstone Clinic Cork||€4,750||€5,250||Not listed on website|
The IVF cost listed above does NOT include the cost of IVF medications that you will have to take.
IVF price listed above does not always include the initial bloodwork, scans, pap smears and consultant appointments that you must have done before even starting an IVF cycle.
It is also important for you to know that there can be necessary additional costs when doing IVF that are not always included in the IVF price’s listed above. For example, if you have more embryo’s than you can transfer back to the womb, you may have to pay extra to freeze the extra embryos for use at a later date (after all you won’t say “oh just let those extra embryo’s die off”). Most people want to let their embryos progress and then freeze them for use at a later date. Embryo freezing can be another €700-€900.
Some examples of additional IVF costs / charges are:
If you are considering having IVF and want to prepare, check out the book “It Starts with the Egg” Read the full book description and check out the reviews on either Amazon.com or here on Amazon.co.uk
BEACON CARE FERTILITY CLINIC: https://www.beaconcarefertility.ie/ivf-costs/
INSTITUT MARQUES: https://www.institutmarques.ie/treatments/treatment-costs-2/
MERRION FERTILITY CLINIC: https://merrionfertility.ie/patient-information/how-much-does-fertility-treatment-and-ivf-cost/
GALWAY FERTILITY CLINIC: https://www.fertilityclinic.ie/treatments-services-offered/pricing/
WATERSTONE CLINIC CORK: https://waterstoneclinic.ie/patient-information/our-price-list/
Last updated: November 14th, 2018 at 09:32 pm
Author, Linda Ryan, BA, Lic. TCM, CH
Feng Shui to get pregnant is becoming more & more popular. I became Certified in Feng Shui because as a Fertility Acupuncturist I noticed that what happens to my fertility acupuncture patients between their fertility acupuncture appointments can significantly help them to either get pregnant or continue to hinder them from getting pregnant. And what I discovered is that just a few feng shui fertility tips can make all the difference. Sometimes fertility Feng Shui tips are referred to as fertility feng shui cures.
The basic fertility feng shui formula is to-
Basically Feng Shui is a method of using the flow of energy in your home or work space to attract the things you want & to deter what is unwanted. Fertility Feng Shui is specifically for helping pregnancy to happen & to deter infertility. The same as you would look after the health of your body, with fertility feng shui, you are looking after the health of your home. You want to set up the conditions in your body that allow pregnancy to happen to bring a new life in, you also want to do this with the energy flow in your home. Fertility Acupuncture can help set up the conditions in your body & fertility feng shui can help set up the conditions in your living space. Decluttering your space leads to a decluttering of your mind & body. When you declutter your home, it’s amazing how you immediately feel it in your mind & then that feeling flows over to your body, you feel stress go away. And when stress goes away that has an effect on the physiology of your body.
How do you do this with Fertility Feng Shui? The following are some very basic fertility feng shui tips for you to follow. You could also employ a feng shui expert to come to your home and give you very specific personal feng shui advice, but if you want to start “fertility feng shui-ing” your home right now, then the following tips are a great place to start & quite often I see these tips making all the difference & my fertility acupuncture patients become pregnant.
The very first thing is to make space. This is the best, most effective fertility feng shui upgrade to your life that you can make. You need to create new space (physically & mentally) for new life. And this is more than just organising the stuff you have & moving it around so it looks nicer. This is going through your home & getting rid of stuff, making space. Declutter to make space for something new. Fertility feng shui decluttering is more than just clearing off your counter tops and storing your stuff someplace out of sight in your home. It’s about getting rid of stuff-stuff that is just taking up space, weighing you down. Fertility feng shui can also involve moving things around, possibly furniture & wall hangings, etc. to create more space or to enhance your space & make your space feel better. First start with decluttering.
Fertility feng shui is about keeping only what you really really love & what you really use. If you want a great & easy method for doing just this, I highly recommend Marie Kondo’s best selling book called “The life changing magic of tidying, A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever”: you can check it out on Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk
If just the thought of decluttering, getting rid of stuff & rearranging things in your home seems like a daunting task, well, then the energy flow probably is stuck & you would benefit from making space, but you can start small. The fertility feng shui direction for children (west) & for your health (east) in your home & specifically your bedroom, is where you should start to declutter & get rid of stuff, see below. Some great websites are bemorewithless.com and theminimalists.com
The general direction that can help boost fertility is the West for children. The West area of your home & in each room of your home represents children & should be kept clutter free & garbage free. You can locate the West direction in each of the rooms in your home. iphones have a compass app you can use that comes for free on your phone, You can use that to locate the West area of your home & for each room. Open the compass & stand in the middle of each room, then hold it up to your heart & move around until the compass denotes West. Once the West area of your home & the rooms within your home has been decluttered, you can also then enhance the West area. If you discover that your bathroom is in the West just keep it clean & keep the toilet seat down, no need to enhance the area.
The West is a good fertility feng shui location to enhance by placing feng shui fertility elephants-see below. You can also place other fertility symbols such as a figurine of Buddha with children, images or figures of baby animals, a small indoor water fountain, hollow bamboo or pomegranates. There are your personal feng shui directions that can be determined by a professional if needed, but try the general direction as this can be enough to make a difference. Declutter, clean & place a symbol that resonates with you & see what happens.
In feng shui, certain objects, elements & symbols can help to attract that which you desire to manifest in your life. When it comes to fertility feng shui elephants are the symbol! It’s very important to note that the fertility elephant’s trunk is facing down, not up. An elephant’s trunk downward symbolises pushing through something with great strength & determination. For those facing fertility issues or IVF, having great strength & determination to push through something is exactly what is needed. The fertility elephant represents the power to accumulate energy & strength & then store energy.
The general feng shui direction for health is East. It is especially helpful for those with specific infertility diagnoses (such as PCOS, endometriosis, low amh, high FSH, etc. or any fertility issue) to clear up the health direction. Get your compass again & find the East part of your entire home & the East part of each room and follow the 3 steps to declutter, get rid of stuff & then enhance it. You can use live plants or flowers or objects that are green or brown in the East area. A small water fountain placed in the East is also beneficial as well(Amazon sells small indoor water fountains too). If you discover that your bathroom is in the East just keep it clean & keep the toilet seat down, no need to enhance the area.
If your living space starts to feel good, then the energy is probably flowing better.
Last updated: November 12th, 2018 at 02:21 pm
Institut Marques Clane IVF Clinic free open evening event for prospective patients. Considering IVF can be a daunting experience. These events are great opportunities to meet the people who wok there, you can great a great feel for the people and the place and thus feel more comfortable about the whole IVF process, which is always a benefit.
Institut Marques asks & states:
“Have you been through various failed IVF treatments?
Are you giving up hope on becoming a mother?
Let’s talk about solutions”
Where: Westgrove Hotel and Conference Center. Clane (Abbeylands, Naas, Co. Kildare)
Date: 10th of July 2018
Hour: 6.30 p.m.
Institut Marques states that “the goal of the day is to help future patients, providing them with the necessary information about all available treatments and solving in a personalised way the doubts that may arise. Therefore, specialists in Assisted Reproduction, together with embryologists and members of the Management, will present the treatment options available for both male and female patients to overcome their fertility problems and the latest scientific breakthroughs that maximise the chances of having a healthy baby. Moreover, all attendees will get the chance to book a first consultation with one of the Institut Marques fertility experts free of charge.”
If you are interested in attending the Institut Marques Clane IVF Clinic free open evening, click here to visit the Institut Marques Clane website and fill in their form to request a place at the free open evening.
Last updated: November 12th, 2018 at 01:47 pm
Sharon Corr has said she feels “very honoured” to have performed for developing IVF embryos at a fertility clinic in Barcelona.
Sharon Corr played alongside Spanish personality, Alex Ubago, for hundreds of embryos growing in the clinic’s incubators. The live performance was also streamed to embryos which were being fertilised inside incubators at Institut Marques clinic in Clane, Co Kildare and Villa Salaria in Rome.
Speaking about the performance the singer said: “It’s great to think that we could possibly be a part of the future and we could make a change, It’s just beautiful to make music.
“I’m so amazed at the whole process and how it works and yet I’m not surprised that music really helps the embryos to form because music is the greatest therapy in the world”
Institut Marques states they have proven through research that musical vibrations increase the fertilisation rate by 5% and so all incubators in the Clane IVF clinic, where embryos develop, have a built-in music system. The incubators, within Institut Marques fertility centre, are exposed to micro musical vibrations 24 hours a day, from three musical styles, pop, heavy metal and classical.
Another study will analyse whether music can also improve the rate of embryo implantation. So far, it has shown that using Babypod just after embryo transfer and during the days until the pregnancy test, patients have found it has reduced their anxiety levels.
Institute Marques also discovered, in a scientific study, carried out in more than 1,000 patients, that foetuses can hear from week 16 as long as the sound reaches them through the mother´s vagina. This is achieved by using a ‘Babypod’, a vaginal device that helps to communicate with the foetus.
Institut Marqués is continuing to research the benefits of music, comparing the reactions of foetuses to different types of music, and to the voice of the mother or other relatives.
Last updated: October 25th, 2018 at 11:46 am
Author: Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH
Are you looking to boost your fertility and get pregnant naturally? Say hello to the herb known as Vitex (and also known as Chasteberry Agnus Castus). This potent herb could very well be the herbal remedy you’ve been searching for to boost fertility. It is well known and studies have proven it to rectify hormonal imbalances.
There have been many studies about Vitex Chasteberry that has proven it to:
Vitex Chasteberry, can also be used to treat symptoms of PMS such as mood swings, headaches and breast tenderness. Herbalists even prescribe it to breast feeding women to induce lactation as well as prescribing it to women going through menopause, as it has shown to relieve hot flashes as well. This is a potent herb indeed.
It is derived from the tiny fruit produced by the Chaste tree. This herb is referred to as Vitex or simply Chasteberry or just Agnus Castus. It’s a popular herbal medicine used to treat infertility and other reproductive issues. It has been said that it has been used for 2000 years to treat women’s reproductive issues.
Vitex Chasteberry supports your Pituitary Gland’s function of producing the reproductive hormones Lutein and Progesterone. You need Luteinising Hormone to ovulate and Progesterone is necessary after ovulation to support the second phase of your reproductive cycle, the Luteal phase of your cycle, and helps facilitate implantation of a developing embryo. The Pituitary Gland is referred to as the “Master Gland”-one of the reasons why is because it is responsible for regulating the reproductive cycle by communicating with the ovaries, telling them what to do and when to do it. Since Vitex Chasteberry helps the Pituitary to function better, Vitex positively affects the whole reproductive cycle.
Vitex helps create balance by equalizing the ratio of progesterone versus estrogen in the body, thereby fixing hormonal issues that may lead to infertility.
For infertility, you should be taking about 160-250mg of Chasteberry per day while trying to conceive. You can find this herbal remedy in liquid form or in pill form. The one you use depends on your preference. It is important to note that Vitex is a slow working herb and therefor you should give it at least 6 months to really take effect. Be consistent in taking it and give it some time to see the benefits come in to effect.
It s recommended to take the recommended dose daily for six months unless you experience adverse side effects.
Caution: It’s not recommended for women who are already pregnant, unless directed otherwise by a medical professional.
Caution: It is not recommended to take Vitex if you are on IVF Medications as it could interfere with them.
Caution: Be aware that it can sometimes exacerbate feelings of depression.
There are some minor side effects associated with Chasteberry, or Vitex. You may experience an upset stomach, itching, difficulty sleeping or a bit of weight gain. This herb can also affect the potency of some medications, including birth control and estrogen supplements., which is why we always recommend you consult your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.
Vitex is sold in most health shops, have a look in your local health shop. Some pharmacies are also now carrying Vitex. If you want a wide selection and range of costs to compare and suit your budget then you can also easily buy Vitex Chaste Berry from Amazon. Read reviews and check out the Nature’s Way Vitex brand on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
The fruit of the chaste tree has been credited to have delivered countless miracles. If you think that Vitex Chasteberry Agnus Castus might help you achieve your dream of getting pregnant then speak to an experienced herbalist to get started as soon as possible!