Oh Ok. Make it a double!

Apologies it’s taken us so long to get round to writing this, initially we didn’t wish to tempt fate and then our new arrivals took our full attention.  

We cannot thank Ruth and her team enough for everything they did for us throughout our journey. After several unsuccessful IVF attempts in the UK and deciding our only viable option was to proceed with donor eggs we registered with our local clinic, paid a very high fee for the privilege of being added too their registry with no guarantee of a donor or timescales! A chance comment by a stranger about a friend who had IVF success abroad brought us together back at the end of 2014. I came home and googled donor eggs abroad and after looking on several forums one name kept making an appearance….Ruth’s.

As luck would have it the fertility show was on in London and I noticed Ruth and her team were attending so we decided to make the long journey down to further our investigations and were blown away by the scale and opportunities out there which until a couple of days previously were completely unknown to us. We ventured to Ruth’s stall and managed to have a quick 5 minute chat with her at the start of the show. On our return to chat more she was surrounded by so many people, we chatted briefly with a previous client who couldn’t speak highly enough of her and set off home.

The 5 minute chat was all we needed to decide to we wanted to move forward with Ruth. Nothing was a problem and it was this attitude that made her stand out and us believe we could have a real chance here. We emailed her immediately and from that moment on it was all systems go, it felt totally amazing after months of no progress in the UK and not even a glimmer of things in the near future! With her help we completed all our tests over the next few weeks and decide we wanted to go to Athens for treatment.

The end of January was a good time for us and amazingly everything just fell into place, a donor was identified, flights and hotel were booked we couldn’t believe it we had a date! Arriving in Athens on election night was memorable, Ruth arranged a pick up from our hotel on the Monday morning to the clinic, my husband did his thing and we were sight seeing and enjoying the city by lunchtime. The sun was shining and we got to explore the gorgeous city for 5 days with daily updates from Ruth.

We then travelled out of the city as we’d arranged to stay  at an apartment close to Ruth’s home for 5 days. She travelled with us to the clinic on transfer day, the embryo’s were selected we got to see pictures and then the transfer took place, it was unlike anything we’d experienced in the UK so relaxed but so professional. After a short rest we returned to Ruth’s where I stayed and relaxed for a few days on my own after my husband returned for work.

Back home it was such a nervous wait, I convinced myself we had been unsuccessful so when I got a positive result we were over the moon. We had a reassurance scan at 7 weeks and discovered we were expecting twins! The pregnancy progressed well after an early scare,no morning sickness, no heartburn etc but with carrying twins we never really believed it was really happening until our sons safely arrived at nearly 37 weeks.

Throughout we kept in touch with Ruth she was always there for us, reassuring us, offering advice and still answering any questions we had. Our boys have just turned 8 months, its been an incredible time and we owe everything to Ruth and her team. We cannot recommend them highly enough, if you are about to embark on similar journey you will be in safe hands! 

The power of professionalism

In December 2015 we undertook treatment at a clinic abroad, however the service didn’t meet our expectations and we were left feeling lost and not sure what to do next. We even saw our GP however they were unable to help us.

It was then I came across ivftreatmentabroad website and we felt this is what we’ve been looking for. From the very first moment Ruth has been fantastic she is a lovely lady, very helpful, knowledgable and informative in her field. We received information on the clinics Ruth worked with and instinctively knew that Newlife was the place for us.

This good feeling was only enhanced when we arrived at Newlife and met Chrysa, another lovely lady, and all the team. Everyone was so friendly and we were made to feel special and not just run of the mill customers. As a result of our treatment we are currently 13 weeks pregnant! Newlife is a totally professional setup, in a country close to our heart. Due to the location we also got a two week holiday in the sun ☀️
If you’re considering treatment abroad then Ruth is the ideal person to assist you in your journey. She will be with you every step of the way!! You too could be looking forward to welcoming a new addition to your family x

Mr & Mrs F.

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An American success story!

Where to even begin?  When I explain to others that Brian and I went abroad from America to Greece to do IVF, their first question is “why?”  My immediate response is because Ruth is phenomenal.  There really is no other word to describe her and the process that we went through.  A year ago we were just beginning IVF and now we have an awesome baby boy!  Let’s start from the beginning.

We first heard about IVF Treatment Abroad from an infertility conference.  To say we were a bit apprehensive is an understatement.  We obviously didn’t want to get scammed, but we really didn’t have the money to do IVF in the states.  Our thought process was that we could do the IVF here and hope for the best, or we could go abroad and do IVF and even if it didn’t work, at least we would get a vacation out of it.  But it was not an easy road to get there.  We had so many bumps along the way to even start the process such as getting shingles, financial crisis in Greece, meds being held up in customs, starting the cycle four days early, flight delays, etc…it seemed like pretty much everything was going wrong but the great thing was that Ruth was there as a support.  She walked us through every step, every mishap, and encouraged us to keep going.  Ruth is not just a nurse that facilitates the whole process, but she is the foundation of your journey and rock to lean on.

Once we got to Greece, it was beautiful, smooth sailing!  Kosta was a great doctor and explained what he was doing the whole time. The clinic was very clean and all of the doctors were very professional.  The egg retrieval went well and I liked that we got an update on how the embryos were doing each day.  The transfer was great as well.  We used our own eggs/sperm.  It was great to have Ruth there as a resource through the whole thing because I had borderline OHSS and so having her there to help explain the symptoms I was feeling was a huge help.  She was very reassuring.  But the awesome thing about this process is that she continues to be a support system even when you are back home.  She kept up with us via social media and email to make sure all was well.  I had complications early on as a result from the OHSS and she would check in and make sure I was doing okay.  Now she gets to see pictures of my little one and watch him grow!

We are so beyond grateful for Ruth and IVF Treatment Abroad.  It is impossible to say in words how amazing our experience was.  With all of the complications we had, our IVF experience could have been a disaster, but because of Ruth’s dedication to making her patient’s experience nothing but the best, it was one of the best times of our life.  We highly recommend IVF Treatment Abroad!

A reminder to provide our best.


Being part of a family run business holds great responsibility, just as it does in the corporate world. I would like to think that we never become complacent about what we (particularly Ruth) does, so it is always nice to be reminded by the people that matter most that they rate our services as highly as they do. No company should take their customers or their employees for granted and we will continue in our own small way to meet the high expectations we constantly strive to achieve and deliver for our patients.

Merry Christmas everyone!

My experience of having DEIVF abroad arranged through Ruth Pellow (Fertility nurse) collaborating with Iakentro clinic.

My journey began in 2012 when I was 45 years old, and was advised to go straight to the DEIVF route in view of my age.  I had my first attempt with a London clinic where an altruistic ED was found and I started on medications. My first endometrium lining scan showed a polyp, which was removed in January 2013, and had a fresh embryo transferred ( 2 perfect text book blastocytes) in March 2013. It didn’t result in a pregnancy; my lining was 7.3mm on the day of the embryo transfer despite taking very high dose of oestrogen.  The London clinic then wanted me to go straight into a FET, but I refused, and decided I need to do my own research into why my lining was thin etc.

During this research I came across Ruth’s website:  https://ivftreatmentabroad.com/.  I contacted Ruth via email and she responded very promptly.    During my first telephone consultation with Ruth I felt very reassured by the extent of her knowledge, professionalism and sensitivity in this area.

I arranged to meet Ruth in person soon after the telephone consultation and combined this with a week’s vacation in Athens, Greece in October 2013.  After the face to face consultation and a tour around the clinic, my mind was made up.  Ruth has made me feel so at ease that most of my worries and doubts about doing IVF abroad were gone.

I contacted Ruth November 2013 to start the ball rolling for DEIVF cycle abroad.  A donor was matched very quickly, within 3 weeks.  I went with freezing all cycle due to the time and my thin lining issues.   Ruth took all the stress away for me by arranging everything, including where to go for blood tests, lining scans and pharmacy for prescriptions.  I felt more relaxed doing the IVF abroad than in UK.

I started the Iakentro medication regime in February 2014, but encountered problems in getting the lining thick enough for embryo transfer, and had two cycles cancelled consecutively.  On the third month of trying, Ruth and the Iakentro team adjusted my drug protocol and added Tamoxifen and a uterine GCSF wash.  My lining on the day of embryo transfer was 8.1mm.  It was a success – I got my first bfp in May 2014. Unfortunately I miscarried at 21 weeks gestation because of my cervical incompetence that precipitated by urinary tract infection.   I felt much supported throughout the whole IVF process and during my miscarriage. Ruth advised me to wait six months before trying again, which I did.  I got myself healthier and had a Transabdominal cerclage (TAC) placed by  Mr NW in London  Jan 2015. I followed the same drug protocol with the added endometrial scratch and intralipid infusions. My lining before embryo transfer was 8.9mm.  I returned to Iakentro  6 weeks after my TAC surgery for the frozen embryo transfer.   This time it was very successful.  My baby boy was born in October 2015 by CSection; full term, little small, but healthy.

Had I known about Ruth and the Iakentro team when I started out I would not had to have wasted over a year doing IVF.  I cannot speak highly enough of Ruth and the Iakentro team in their work and their help and support in my emotionally and financially taxing journey to become a mother.  I felt well, at ease and was in great hands all the way through.  I will be back to Ruth to pick up the remaining embryos soon in 2016. Kim, UK.

Hitting the right note again!

Hi Ruth,
I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for all of your help during my journey.
Your patience and understanding to my million and one questions was so appreciated and helped me make some big decisions.
I will forever be grateful that you came into my life and gave me the guidance I needed.  I could have landed in a thousand other places but you were meant to be apart of my journey and for that you will always hold a special place in my heart. I know that this is your job, but you never made me feel like a number and that made all the difference.
Whatever the outcome, I know I made the best decision going through IVF Treatment Abroad.
Thank you Again and I hope our next discussion is about my positive pregnancy test!
Anon. 01/12/15

Fertility Show 2015

The Fertility Show at Olympia will be on the 7th and 8th of November 2015 and we will be there alongside one of our Greek clinics on stand 91 (opposite seminar room 4). As usual, we will be there to explain our services and how we can help and support you throughout your treatment cycle with our collaborating clincs, all with the able assistance of your very own fertility nurse specialist who has over 20 years experience. Should you wish to pre-book a free consultation, please contact us through here or at info@ivftreatmentabroad.com.

IVF Spain welcomes IMED

IVF Spain welcomes IMED based in Benidorm and Elche to the distinguished ranks of clinics that we work with in Spain. As usual, we are very impressed with their success rates, their facilities and levels of patient care. We are looking forward to a long and successful collaboration with them.

hospital IMED

IMED Clinic

IMED Treatment Statistics

IMED Treatments Statistics 2015