Partners for new life

Do you dream about growing your family
but struggle to achieve this spontaneously? If so,
our team is here for you with the best support there is.
Because every desire to have children
deserves every chance. Discover how we can help.

Are you having trouble getting pregnant?

Both women and men play a crucial part in getting pregnant. Unfortunately, however, things don’t always go as planned

Are you having trouble staying pregnant?

Did your pregnancy not go as expected or did you suffer an early pregnancy loss? Find out what we can do together

Taking steps towards single or LGBTQ+ parenthood?

Are you a lesbian couple, a single woman, a gay couple, co-parents, transgender... and do you want to grow your family? We offer a custom pathway

Preventing hereditary medical conditions?

We use pre-implantation genetic testing or PGT to maximise your chances of having a baby without hereditary medical conditions

Oocyte cryopreservation for later use

Collection and oocyte cryopreservation for later use (fertility preservation)

Preserving your fertility during cancer treatments?

Preserving your fertility in the face of cancer, the event that you want to have children (one day)

Most common types of treatment

Whichever medical assisted reproductive treatment you choose, you and those around you are at the very centre of every moment.

Surgical interventions

There may be a problem present in the body that…

Artificial insemination (IUI)

Artificial insemination with sperm from partner or donor

IVF and ICSI

Assisted fertilisation in the lab

How do I make an appointment?

It is best to contact us by telephone (+32 2 477 66 99). A colleague from our Contact Center will help you make an appointment with the designated specialist by asking you a few specific questions.

Can I start my treatment during the weekend?

Our centre operates seven days a week to ensure optimal compliance and support of your menstrual cycle. So, depending on your body, you will be able to start on weekends or holidays, receive follow-up, an oocyte retrieval, transfer or insemination.

What are my success rates at UZ Brussel?

Obviously, your success rate is very individual. But the chances of success vary depending on the type of treatment you undergo. Your doctor will give you a more concrete prognosis based on your situation during the consultation.

What does a fertility treatment entail?

Our practical information page will give you more insight into the start-up, the handling of your file and patient data, as well as the major phases of an ART-treatment up to the follow-up of the results and your pregnancy.

Does stimulation medication affect my oocyte supply?

Definitely not. During stimulation, ten or more follicles develop at the same time, but during a natural cycle this is also the case. The only difference is that during a natural cycle, all but one (or sometimes two) of those follicles fail to fully mature. While in a stimulated cycle (before IVF or ICSI) they can all mature. So ovarian stimulation ``saves`` oocytes rather than causing them to disappear faster.
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Scientific research at Brussels IVF

Research and clinical studies at Brussels IVF
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Renovation works Brussels IVF nursing unit

Until March 2024 renovation works at Brussels IVF's nursing unit.…

Let us know how you experienced the procedure and treatment?

Would you like to tell us something about your journey? Do you want to share your moments of hope, sadness or joy?

We are curious to learn your story.

Five frequently asked questions about assisted reproductive medicine

What does ART stand for?

'ART' is short for 'Assisted Reproductive Technologies'. It's the umbrella term for various fertility treatments at our centre: ovulation induction, artificial insemination, IVF, ICSI, IVM, and so on.

I already did several treatments at another fertility centre. Can Brussels IVF help us?

In Brussels IVF, an expert team supports you when a treatment did not work out as well as hoped and we look at possible adjustments or alternatives. In vitro fertilisation has been a standardised treatment offered in many fertility centres for many years. Unfortunately, routine treatment is not equally effective for everybody. For many years, Brussels IVF has been focusing on improving this 'routine' and adjusting treatments to make them more comfortable and efficient for our patients. We are also intensively involved in research into specific disorders. In this way, we have developed a unique expertise.

Am I more likely to have a twins or multiples pregnancy after medically assisted reproduction?

The risk of having a twin or triplets is very limited. Partly because we do all we can in our clinic to avoid this. Incidentally, the Belgian legislator has also regulated the number of embryos that can be transferred after IVF/ICSI treatment. Depending on the woman's age and the number of treatments she has already completed, more than one embryo may be transferred. In other words, the chance of having identical twins after transferring a single embryo is the same as with a natural pregnancy.

Are abnormalities more common in children after medically assisted reproduction

Children conceived through treatment at our centre have been monitored and examined by the Centre for Medical Genetics (CMG) since we started in 1983. Abnormalities are found in about 3% of these children. This percentage corresponds not only to that of other IVF centres, but also to the percentage of abnormalities in children conceived naturally. So there is nothing to suggest an increased risk.

Prof. Dr. Willem Verpoest

Where to find accurate general information on fertility and childbearing?

You can find lots of information on fertility at www.allesovervruchtbaarheid.be. The website is an initiative of Reproductive Health Education.be. The organisation aims to support evidence-based initiatives on reproductive education. To achieve this, several educational institutions and university hospitals have joined forces.

Prof. Dr. Michel De Vos

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Renovation works Brussels IVF

To increase the comfort and privacy of its patients, Brussels IVF is renovating its nursing unit (VP03). The end of the renovation works is scheduled mid-March 2024.
The preparation for every intervention where an admission is needed (follicle puncture, surgery, …) and follow-up care will temporarily be carried out in another nursing unit at UZ Brussel.

During your treatment, we guarantee the same quality of care but you might experience a reduced level of comfort due to the temporary location with limited space.
For the same reason, your partner or companion can not be present during your stay.

Consult the practical guidelinesand the FAQ on the renovation works.