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Instituto Bernabeu: Infertility clinics, IVF treatment in Spain

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With over 25 years of experience, Instituto Bernabeu is a prestigious fertility centre specialising in infertility treatments. Instituto Bernabeu has 5 mid-sized clinics based along the Mediterranean coast in Alicante, Benidorm, Cartagena, and Elche.


Throughout their long history, Instituto Bernabeu has remained committed to their goal of offering their international patients all-round care, guaranteeing the best infertility treatment possible.


Instituto Bernabeu has shown excellence and leadership in quality management and has been awarded ISO 9001, SEP (Excellence in Private Healthcare) and EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management).


As a leading fertility clinic in Spain, Instituto Bernabeu’s main goal has always been to achieve the best results and to promote medical and scientific progress in the area of infertility treatment, including in the field of egg donation. The institute is constantly developing infertility treatments together with the scientific and teaching research communities.


Through this serious commitment, Instituto Bernabeu has achieved:

  • The first IVF pregnancy in the Valencian Community (Spain), 1987

  • The first and only pregnancies obtained with spermatids in Spain

  • The first baby in the world born free from retinoschisis, hereditary blindness, in summer, 2004

  • The first baby in the world born free from Marfan Sydrome, thanks to the MDA technique, February, 2006


The Spanish fertility centre, Instituto Bernabeu, directs and impels the Chair of Reproductive Medicine at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) and the Chair of Biotechnology at the University of Alicante.


In addition, the Charitable Foundation Rafael Bernabeu, which belongs to the Instituto Bernabeu group, develops a wide social role which enables the use of assisted reproduction techniques for those couples without financial resources, as well as research grants to young scientists in reproductive medicine.


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International patients

If you come from abroad and would like to visit Instituto Bernabeu for infertility treatment or egg donation, please contact the International Department.


High success rates

Of the 2,000 cycles that Instituto Bernabeu complete annually, approximately 400 are with international patients. Their success rate is 60%.


High-quality donors

All Instituto Bernabeu donors are vetted medically and psychologically to the highest standards, as well as having a high socio-cultural level. Instituto Bernabeu donors have a wide-range of racial backgrounds.


No waiting times

Due to the success of Instituto Bernabeu's donor programme, they have no waiting lists for egg donation cycles.


Singles & same-sex couples

For international patients looking for both sperm donation and egg donation, Instituto Bernabeu can offer embryo adoption. This is a quick and economically interesting treatment choice for single women and same-sex couples.


Pregnancy Assurance Programme

The patient is guaranteed pregnancy within 4 cycles or she is fully reimbursed.


High accessibility

Instituto Bernabeu is serviced by Alicante Airport. There are many low-cost, direct flights to and from many cities all over Europe. 


Treatments and services

In vitro fertilisation. IVF enables Instituto Bernabeu to reach higher success rates than in natural conception. In many cases over 60% per attempt. Click here to read more about In vitro fertilisation.


Egg donation. Instituto Bernabeu has well over 15 years of experience, and a great number of egg donors. There are no waiting lists for this treatment and total medical compatibility is guaranteed. Click here to read more about oocyte donation.


Cryopreservation. Semen cryopreservation has been a common practice in IVF centres since the mid 80´s. Now oocyte cryopreservation and embryo freezing is possible with the vitrification technique.  Click here to read more about cryopreservation.


Instituto Bernabeu: Infertility clinics, IVF treatment in Spain

Embryo adoption. During the embryo donation procedure, patients can decide to “adopt” the embryos of other couples who have been through IVF treatment. It enables the recipient mother to experience the gestation, birth and breastfeeding of the future baby for herself. Click here to read more about embryo adoption.


Homologous Intrauterine Insemination (IUI-H) is a procedure widely used for treating several reproductive disorders. It must not be confused with In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), since the insemination intends that fertilisation is obtained in a natural way within the fallopian tubes, where it is usually produced. It does not force the patient to rest or to suspend daily activities. Click here to read more about homologous intrauterine insemination.


Intrauterine insemination of donor. This procedure is similar to the above mentioned one, but with the difference that it uses the sperm of an anonymous donor. This sperm is previously stored and prepared in Instituto Bernabeu's sperm bank according to the guidelines of Assisted Reproduction Law. Click here to read more about intrauterine insemination of donor.


Intracytoplasmic Sperm Microinjection (ICSI). Thanks to this technique, 95% of men who have serious fertility problems will be able to have their own child. By means of this procedure, only one spermatozoid is placed inside the oocyte to achieve fertilisation. Click here to read more about intracytoplasmic sperm microinjection (ICSI).


Seminal Storage.This consists of freezing the sperm in liquid nitrogen, where it is stored at -196º, maintaining its fertility capacity over a period of many years. Click here to read more about seminal storage.


Where can I get infertility treatment in Spain? 

Instituto Bernabeu has four clinics in Spain; in Alicante, Benidorm, Cartagena, and Elche. Each clinic has excellent facilities with pioneering technology, as well as a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Each of these Spanish fertility centres provides high-quality infertility treatment, including egg donation.


These characteristics, combined with the experience and know-how of the Instituto Bernabeu medical team, makes the institute one of the most prestigious centres in its field.


Instituto Bernabeu

How to contact Instituto Bernabeu


International Department

Instituto Bernabeu

Avda. Albufereta, 31

03016 Alicante. España



+34965 15 66 22


+34965 15 13 28










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