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Greece is a popular destination for fertility treatment

Treatment: In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
Provider: Eugonia Assisted Reproduction Unit
Date: Mar 2019

Greece's neighbor Italy is a country with strict IVF legal framework, perhaps the strictest in Europe, mainly due to religious reasons. The main restriction is that only a small number of oocytes is allowed to be fertilized, which leads many Italian couples to seek IVF treatment in other European countries with less restrictive legislation.

About a year ago, Enza (33) and her husband Dario (41) contacted the International Patient Department of Eugonia from Milan, asking for information regarding the procedure of IVF, prices and legal framework in Greece. They had a consultation on Skype with Dr George Lainas, Reproductive Gynecologist at Eugonia, in Italian, and were pleasantly surprised  to have their hopes of having a child renewed, following several failed IVF attempts in Italy.

The high quality of medical services and the competitive prices of IVF treatment in Greece, combined with a progressive and flexible legislation, which allows donation of oocytes, sperm and embryos, cryopreservation, preimplatation genetic diagnosis, and the transfer of up to 2 embryos in women younger than 40 years old, created an attractive IVF destination for this couple.

Enza started ovarian stimulation for IVF, and 8 oocytes were obtained at egg retrieval, which were fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)  by Dr Ioannis Sfontouris, Head Embryologist at Eugonia. Two blastocysts were transferred to the uterus five days later by Dr George Lainas, while another 3 good quality blastocysts were cryopreserved using the technique of vitrification, for future  use.

Today they are happy to announce the birth of two beautiful and healthy babies!

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Eugonia Assisted Reproduction Unit
Infertility clinic in Athens, Greece
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