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Our history

"AVA" clinics have been treating infertility since 1987. Since 1992, Ava-Klinikka in Tampere, Finland has been specializing exclusively in assisted reproductive techniques. In 1996, a clinic in Saint-Petersburg (Ava-Peter) was opened, and in 1997 another clinic in Finland (in Turku) came into operation. In 2000, a clinic in Lisbon, Portugal, was founded. In 2004, in Saint-Petersburg a multi-specialty clinic "Scandinavia" was set up. The newest clinic within the "AVA" network began its work in Riga, in 2005.

How it all began in St. Petersburg ten years ago:

  • 1997 — First IVF pregnancy.
  • 1997 — First surrogate pregnancy.
  • 1998 — First ICSI pregnancy.
  • 1998 — First pregnancy after ICSI/TESA.
  • 1998 — First pregnancy after transfer of frozen-thawed embryos.
  • 1999 — First oocyte donation and embryo donation pregnancies.
  • 2000 — First PGD pregnancy.

Nowadays AVA-PETER is:

  • The second largest reproductive center in Russia
  • The largest private clinic in Russia providing treatment of infertility based on assisted reproductive techniques.
  • More than 1500 IVF cycles per year
  • More than 25.000 patients
  • Patients from all over the world.

The main asset of AVA-PETER is its united and inspired team that is always ready to provide assistance

Different life stories, but the same dreams for a baby bring Ulrika from Norway and Willeke from Netherlands to St. Petersburg...

"...If I would have known at the start, what I know now, I would not have done my IVF-attempts at my age as egg donation gave us result straight away. It was the best decision of our lives!"

Karin and Pedro, Sweden

Efter 3 IVF-försök i Sverige blev det 3 missfall, Elisabet och Pär är nu föräldrar till underbara Ester och detta genom äggdonation i St. Petersburg


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Our patients tell their stories



  • Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment… Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes