The Best Baby:
Where to Go for Reproductive Medical Services in Kiev

Ukraine is becoming more and more popular in the global medical tourism market and reproductive medicine is one of the key sectors which attract foreign clients to Ukraine.

According to the UAMT, there are 34 specialized reproductive health clinics in Ukraine that offer infertility treatment in accordance with the requirements of the World Health Organization and the European Association of Human Reproduction and Embryology. World-class quality standards, progressive approaches and numerous success stories of both Ukrainian and foreign couples attract an increasing number of foreign tourists to these clinics.

“The cost of medical services in Ukraine is 30-70% lower than in other countries, whereas the quality of treatment in many clinics is on the same level as overseas”
Violetta Yanyshevska, the president of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism (UAMT).

Over 20 years, Ukrainian clinics have not only implemented modern innovations in the field of IVF (In vitro fertilization, or “test tube baby”) but also can be proud of their own progress in this area. As an example, Ukrainian doctors from the private clinic Nadiya helped pioneer the revolutionary “three-parent baby” technique that enables a woman with the disease-causing mutation to give a birth to a healthy child.

At the same time, the price for infertility treatment services in Ukraine is about half as much as elsewhere in Europe. The average price of one IVF cycle (including all the drugs, consultations and tests) will be in a range of EUR 3000-5000 in Ukraine compared to EUR 5000-10000 in the UK. The success rates in these countries are approximately the same (50-60%) and highly depend on the age of the patient.

To make the best out of your medical tour to Kiev, we recommend approaching only reliable and well-known medical companies that have operated for a long time and can demonstrate their lawful and successful activity. This should include their license, which is required by law, certificates of education and training, and good references. After extensive research and a survey of the various clinics in Kiev, we have shortlisted those that we believe offer the best-quality services.


[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SIDA is one of the largest private women’s health and family planning centers in Ukraine. It has operated for more than 24 years and served more than 110,000 people from 77 countries. ISIDA has four Kiev-based clinics, each with its own diagnostic center, laboratory, and prenatal care, maternity and pediatric departments.

The center provides patients with such treatment methods as insemination, IVF, ICSI, TESE, PGD, cryo cycle, surrogacy, and additional diagnostic methods. It cooperates with a range of international insurance companies such as Global Voyager Assistance, Bupa Global, Global Insurance Consultants Inc., Cigna Global, International SOS and Vanbreda Risk & Benefits. If you have a health insurance card with any of these, don’t hesitate to ask all the necessary documentation for your insurance company to get a refund. Note also that ISIDA offers discounts for repeated treatment cycles.

The clinic’s focus on quality is demonstrated by certificates such as ISO 9001-2000 Standards (LGA InterCert, Germany, 2006), ISO 9001-2008 requirements (TUVRheinland, 2014) and QHA Trent accreditation.

ISIDA employs more than 600 people, 90 of whom are experienced doctors that mostly completed training courses abroad and are active members of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM), the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). English-speaking customers will appreciate the clinic’s international service department, where managers know several languages and can assist foreigners during their visits.

Nadiya Clinic of Reproductive Medicine

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]adiya was founded in 2006 and has already helped more than 3300 children from 34 countries to come into the world. It provides patients with a wide range of services, including egg donation, IVF, embryoscopy, artificial insemination, embryo banking+CGH, ICSI, IMSI, PGD and a surrogacy program. Note that the center doesn’t serve patients older than 51–54 years.

Apart from above-mentioned progressive “three-parent baby” technique, the clinic is known for its unique programs such as “Single Embryo Transfer” (which helps to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies) and its “Oocyte donation money back program.” Nadiya guarantees to return 90% of the paid amount for the oocyte donation program in case the result was not achieved after four embryo transfers.

The clinic obtained an ISO 9001:2008 certificate in 2015 and a Verification Report of Quality Austria in 2016. Key medical personnel at Nadiya have many years of experience in the field of reproductive technologies. Some of them studied abroad, worked in Sweden and Denmark, are the members of professional communities UARM, ASRM, and ESHRE, and participate in the regular meetings of specialized societies ISUOG and PGDIS. English is widespread among the administrative staff and doctors.

Mother and Child – a Network of Reproductive Health Clinics

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n international network of reproductive health centers, Mother and Child (part of Neomed medical center) entered Ukrainian market in 2011 and has already helped hundreds of couples to become parents.

Currently, it is represented in Ukraine by four clinics in Kiev and specializes in infertility treatment (IVF, ICSI, oocyte and sperm donation, surrogacy programs, PGD, sex selection, cryo-cycles), prenatal care, prenatal diagnostics, gynecology, and mammalogy.
The doctors of “Mother and Child” often participate in national and international professional conferences and seminars and have membership in ESHRE and UARM. The majority of administrative and medical personnel speak English and are experienced in serving foreigners.

The Institute for Reproductive Medicine (IRM) within the
Professor Fedor V. Dakhno Clinic

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Institute for Reproductive Medicine (IRM) is an international center for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility that has operated for 22 years. Every year, it helps approximately 500 children from Ukraine, Europe, Asia, North and South America to be born. IRM is famous for its founder, Prof. Fedor V. Dakhno, who coordinated the process of the first fertilization and the first pregnancy using the in-vitro (“in glass”) method in Ukraine. Treatment services provided here include IVF (in vitro), insemination, donor programs, ICSI, IMSI, РICSI, TESA, TESE, MESA, PESA, assisted zona hatching, and other procedures with the use of Card technologies.

There are experienced fertility specialists (members of UARM, ESHRE and ASRM), gynaecologists-endocrinologists, urologists-andrologists, and embryologists who regularly attend trainings and undertake internships in progressive international centers of infertility treatment. Director Fedor V. Dakhno, being the Vice President of the Ukrainian Association for Reproductive Medicine and a member of ESHRE Advisory Committee (1998-2012), has contributed a lot to the development of the legal framework concerning ART in Ukraine. There are several specialists of IRM who know English and several other languages.

In summary, when choosing a clinic, it’s important that you evaluate your specific needs against the speciality and service quality of the clinic and decide what’s the best for you. Nowadays, an increasing number of foreign couples are choosing clinics in Kiev because of their excellent expertise, good references and affordable prices in the area of reproductive medicine.