The Women’s Clinic of West Tallinn Central Hospital deals with women’s health throughout their life cycle, by offering modern and professional assistance in resolving women’s health-related concerns, as well as offering assistance in becoming a mother. The clinic also includes a family centre, where expectant families are able to prepare for childbirth and their new family by receiving new ideas and skills for dealing with the child. Approximately every fourth child in Estonia is born at the maternity hospital in Pelgulinna. In 2019, the clinic was awarded the title of a baby-friendly hospital, in recognition of the hospital’s work in supporting and promoting breastfeeding.
In 2020 Women's Clinic's Head Midwife Heli Rannu was awarded Midwife of the Year honour for her extraordinary work during the pandemic's first year.
The Fertility Treatment Centre has been operating since 2010. The centre offers couples and women who have no partner help in having a child by finding out the causes of infertility, carrying out research and treating the problem. About one in six families who want to have children is facing the problem of infertility. However, the methods of diagnosing and treating infertility have developed remarkably rapidly in recent decades, and medicines are now able to help quite a large number of childless couples. As the causes of infertility can be very different, the treatment options are also very wide. The centre uses all the latest technologies for fertility treatments.
The advantage of our centre is our specialists with extensive experience and a personal approach, who use all latest available diagnostic methods and treatments.
The advantage of our centre is our specialists with extensive experience and a personal approach, who use all latest available diagnostic methods and treatments. Cooperation of the whole team is important when it comes to fertility treatment. If necessary, the gynaecologists and embryologists can seek the advice of andrologist, a medical geneticist and a psychologist / counsellor when preparing an examination and treatment plan. In addition, our nurses and midwives have received special training and are of great help to us.
The fertility treatment centre is equipped with latest technologies, which allows us to offer all the most important treatments at a highly professional level.
Our team includes gynaecologists, all of whom perform various procedures for diagnosing the causes of infertility, including a fallopian tube gel examination and a 3D ultrasound scan for intrauterine pathology. They then prepare a corresponding treatment regimen and perform an oocyte collection and embryo transplantation.
Our andrologist helps diagnose various causes of infertility and prescribe the correct treatment to our male patients. The centre also employs a medical geneticist who advises and prescribes the appropriate tests to rule out or detect genetic diseases. He helps advise couples who need preimplantation genetic testing of embryos and later offers explanation of the test results.
In vitro fertilisation has been proved to be the most successful treatment method for infertility, resulting in more than 10 million children being born worldwide. Estonia is at the forefront of access to fertility treatment throughout the world.
The laboratory employs embryologists – specialists who work with gametes and embryos – and a specialist in the andrology laboratory. All of our laboratory specialists have vast experience working in fertility clinics.
Our laboratory can perform in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures, micromanipulation procedures (ICSI), freezing and thawing of ova, sperm and embryos, and a sperm analysis. We can also perform assisted hatching of embryo before transplantation and a cell biopsy of the embryos for pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT).