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

"...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

”... Jag är singel kvinna och när man är ensam, är man mycket känslig ... Ni såg mig som en person och jag kände att ni kunde hjälpa mig ...”

Birgita

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”

Susanne


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