Fertility Clinics in Belfast

If you are considering fertility treatment because you have struggled to conceive or you or your partner are infertile, or if you are a same sex couple wanting to have a baby, there are a number of options available through the NHS and/or through private funding at fertility clinics in Belfast.

If you would like to book a consultation (many clinics offer free initial consultations) to discuss your ferility treatment options at a clinic in Belfast, contact the clinic direct. Treatment options include:

Please also contact us if you would like further information about egg donation/edd donors or sperm donation/sperm donors.

Fertility Clinics Belfast

Origin Fertility Centre

380 Belmont Road
Northern Ireland
Tel: 02890 761 713
Origin Fertility is based in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Belfast also happens to be the second largest city on the island, and has been a centre of Irish commerce since the 19th century when linen, tobacco, and ships were the major exports of what was also known as 'Linenopolis'. Perhaps Belfast's most famous product was the RMS Titanic, the historic ship that inspired one of the largest grossing films in the history of cinema. Today Belfast is also a cultural and artistic hub, drawing tourists and many others to enjoy the beauty of the Irish Island within a modern and friendly city full of activity. Origin Fertility aims to cater to the needs of the local population through the provision of many and varied fertility treatments and investigations. Tests for AMH (anti-mullerian hormone is an important test within the centre, monitoring the hormone which is produced by the structure holding an egg, the follicle, which can tell doctors a lot about how ovaries are reacting to the use of fertility drugs. Semen analysis is the investigation of choice into male fertility, and Origin's expert andrologists will use a state of the art lab to look into the shape and function of your sperm to determine how that is affecting your fertility. For some women drug based ovulation induction is treatment enough, more specifically where women aren't ovulating when they should, if at all. Ovulation induction is also a preliminary step to intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as it gets egg produced as necessary for such treatments. IUI is often used at Origin where the cause of infertility has not been determined as it is quick, efficient, painless, and often effective. IVF is essentially the practice of fertilising an egg outside your body within a highly specialised glass petri dish. A sperm sample generated by your partner on the day of treatment is placed within this tube along with some eggs all within a special medium (substance) which encourages fertilisation. Once fertilised the newly formed embryos are taken and grown until they are suitable for transfer to the womb. ICSI is an IVF method but involving a direct injection of sperm into an egg. IVF and ICSI at Origin can be performed with blastocyst transfer, a technique in which embryos are allowed to mature outside the body for a couple of days longer than usual before transfer into the uterus. This technique has been shown to be extremely effective at improving the chances of implantation, particularly where single embryos are being implanted. Sometimes male factor infertility is caused by damage or deformity in the tubes that transport and develop sperm in the testes, resulting in a distinct lack of sperm in ejaculated semen. Where this is the case a surgical sperm recovery procedure can obtain sperm for an IVF or ICSI procedure. Assisted hatching is also provided by Origin Fertility, and involves helping an egg break through its natural protective layer called the zona pellucida. For some women this shell like structure is tougher than others, and needs to be weakened by way of a minute break before an embryo can successfully implant in the womb. Finally the services provided by Origin Fertility extends to the provision of a comprehensive sperm and egg storage and donor programme for anyone looking to make use of either of these facilities.

Regional Fertility Centre, Belfast

Royal Maternity Hospital
Grosvenor Road
Northern Ireland
BT12 6BB
Tel: 02890 635 888
Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast is the 15th largest city within the UK and remains one of the most vibrant and industrious cities in such areas as industry, law, the arts, and business. Serviced by two airports, Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport, the city is easy to access despite its island location. The Regional Fertility Centre is an important part of the family and maternity services offered out of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, part of a network of hospitals run by the Belfast NHS Trust responsible for administering quality care to a large population around Belfast as well. One NHS funded cycle of treatment is provided to those who suffer from medical infertility and who are under the age of 40, with up to but n more than three previous but unsuccessful treatments. IVF (in vitro fertilisation) is an important part of what the RFC offers, and is a staple of many fertility clinics across the country because of its effectiveness and established safety for both baby and mother. The treatment is provided as one of a number of different options, which also include artificial insemination and ICSI. While ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) is essentially a variant of IVF involving the direct injection of sperm into an egg, artificial insemination is a different approach that simply revolves around placing a sperm sample from either a donor or a partner into the uterus for fertilisation. Donors are recruited by the centre and donated eggs, embryos, and sperm, are all offered where a couple can benefit from their use. Surgical sperm extraction is offered as well as a partial surrogacy service, giving couples a broader range of options when it comes to more unusual causes of infertility. You can expect a superb level of support at the hospital, which is dedicated to maternity care, and so features an excellent and expert counselling service that aims to provide you with the best patient care both physically and emotionally.