Fertility Clinics in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh.

If you would like to book a consultation (many clinics offer free initial consultations) to discuss your ferility treatment options at a clinic in Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh

Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit

Ediburgh Fertiolity ad Reprodutive Endocrine Centre
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 little France Crescent
EH16 4SA
Tel: 0131 242 2446
Edinburgh has a long and illustrious history as a city, with many beautiful architectural landmarks that speak of its past and make it a stunning place to live and an exciting location for tourists to go to. The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and University also both have reputations for excellence known across the country, and it is no surprise that many excellent and pioneering and treatments are provided by the Edinburgh Assisted Reproduction programme. In vitro fertilisation is provided at success rates in line with the national average birth rate as reported by the HFEA, and 340 cycles of IVF were performed in 2009 as per the HFEA's report. The ACU also provides intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments with similar success rates and frequency, and this procedure is extremely effective in the event of male factor infertility as it takes a single sperm cell and injects it right into an egg cell for fertilisation. The results are often excellent from this treatment because it essentially eliminates the need for large numbers of high quality sperm, and it is quality and number that are often compromised in the event of male factor infertility. Other treatments include a recently developed PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) facility which tests embryos for genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis. This is a significant advancement for many parents who are concerned about genetic diseases as it ensures the health of an embryo, and hence, future child, saving them a lifetime of suffering and illness. Donor insemination and intrauterine insemination are provided as well, and the clinic's single birth figures are in line with the HFEA's target of 76%.

IVF Scotland

Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
Easter Shawfair
EH22 1FF
Tel: 0131 654 5680
Edinburgh is a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history and wonderfully unique aesthetic. Few cities can command the presence that Edinburgh has, with its castle overlooking cobbled streets steeped in history and culture. IVF Scotland could scarcely find a site better suited to its purposes than Edinburgh, and out of the city IVF Scotland provides a number of treatments to suit individuals and couples facing the unpleasantness of infertility. Stimulated IUI is one of the treatments on offer, and this involves the use of fertility drugs to induce a process called ovulation during which eggs are released into the womb. Once there, the procedure itself, intrauterine insemination, can be performed, during which sperm are introduced into the womb to fertilise the newly released egg. Donor sperm are available for artificial insemination as well should that option be appropriate for you, and your doctor will be able to discuss the pros and cons of using donated sperm with you. IVF is offered with and without intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and it is IVF from which the centre derives its name. Assisted reproduction is probably most often associated with IVF, a protocol which has become indispensible to fertility clinics worldwide. Eggs and sperm are extracted from the patients involved and used in a laboratory to achieve fertilisation and a successful pregnancy. ICSI used through IVF basically injects one sperm cell into an egg, removing the need for said sperm cell to travel and penetrate the egg. Recurrent miscarriages are an extremely unpleasant experience for parents, and as such IVF Scotland runs a recurrent miscarriage clinic to help couples through it and work out what's going on to prevent it from happening in the future.