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Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:11 pm

Hi, everybody. I came here to ask you to help me choose a clinic for my egg donation program. Several words about myself. I’m 35 years old. I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve when I was 31 and have been TTC for nearly 4 years without any positive results. After my last IVF the doctor advised us to try to conceive with the help of a donor egg. However, egg donation is forbidden in the country where we live at present, so we decided to go somewhere abroad to get an egg donation program there. My husband and I got interested one Ukrainian clinic. It’s situated in Kiev and its name is Biotexcom. We decided to contact this clinic because we fond loads of positive feedbacks about it on various fertility forums. We even spoke with one woman who had her egg donation program in Kiev last year and give a birth to lovely son. The boy resembled her greatly though he was conceived with the help of a donor egg. We contacted them via the phone, and we liked how they talked with us. However, when we came to Kiev we were a little bit frustrated. Firstly, we didn’t expect to find out that the clinic was so tiny. It was situated in a small private house. We visited it twice and every time it was overcrowded with people of various nationalities. We met loads of Chinese and Indian patients there. The atmosphere was noisy and unpleasant. The staff was constantly going forwards and backwards. It seemed that the telephone was ringing for ages and nobody wanted to answer to it… The clinic administrator showed us by her facial expression that she was bored to death by our question why we had to wait in the queue to meet the clinic’s representatives. We used to visit another Ukrainian clinic the other days, and everything was different there. It was called Nadia. Firstly, the clinic halls were empty. The administrator was friendly, and the doctor soothing. We liked the way we were treated there, but we didn’t like that the clinic’s halls were empty. To be frank, it looked like we were in a horror film, because not a single soul was there. We didn’t sign contracts with any clinic and went back home. Now we have to decide whether to come back to Ukraine and choose one of these clinics, or go and try to get the egg donation in other clinic or maybe another country. I just want to get to know your opinion about both of these clinics. If the clinic is overcrowded with the patients, but the staff is cold and unfriendly, what does this mean???
P.S. Maybe there is someone here who has gone to Ukraine to get an egg donation program. Please share your experience with us… I need your advice because I really don’t know what to do further…
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby Danaa » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:36 am

Hi there,i can't help with Ukraine but i have been following a board for donated eggs and most of the women there choosed this clinic
http://www.reprofit.cz/en/ I have no idea how good it is and if is worth it but all of the ladies there have seemed pleased with the clinic.i hope it helps.
Also Greece is known for egg donations but is more expensive I think.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby mimimama » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:04 am

Hi, I can't help with Ukrainian clinics, but a few friends of mine have undergone ivf and ivf with de at Invicta, Poland. Ladies have been happy with prices, treatment and docs. All the best with yr search
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May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby mollydolly » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:56 pm

Hi, I would advise you to check the clinic’s success ratings and then decided whether to deal with it or not. I don’t think people would choose it if it scammed its patients. Ukraine has quite a lot of good fertility specialists. Most of infertile couples choose this country because of affordable prices. Here, in the USA, medical treatment is really expensive. You should have a good med insurance to afford this…
P.S. You may visit other fertility forums and see what people write there about this clinic.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:49 am

Hi, girls. Thanks for your messages! They are a real support to me. Before going to Ukraine for the first time, I visited quite a lot of fertility forums and found loads of feedbacks about this clinic. All in all, they were favorable ones. Some women also complained on long queues and unfriendly staff. However, nearly all ladies wrote that they liked the fertility specialists that work in the clinic. I also liked the doctor we’ve consulted. It’s the main reason why I still hesitate.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby Nordie2016 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:31 am

Hi, HappyStar. I’ve read your message and I’m interested in getting more details about Ukraine. My DH and I want to visit this country soon. We also have a fertility issue and we’ve found a good specialist in Kiev. As far as I know, Ukraine is at war now, so was it safe to go there. Neither I nor my hubby know English. I think we’ll hire an interpreter. Do you do the same? Where did you stay during your visit? Is Kiev a cheap place?
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:55 am

Hi, Nordie2016. Nice to meet you, dear! Kiev is a peaceful city, I think. When we visited it, it seemed rather modern and an old one at the same time. The prices are really affordable there. You may have a nice dinner at a restaurant for a very modest sum of money. We didn’t have any problems with accommodation as we were provided with a comfortable apartment in the city center. The clinic also provided us with an interpreter. She followed us everywhere, and it was really handy I think.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby Nordie2016 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:48 pm

I guess it was very handy to have an interpreter and a comfortable apartment. Nevertheless, are you sure that the clinic you’re dealing with is an ethical one? There are quite a lot of reproductive clinics around the world. Some of them are really cheap. They seduce infertile couples with their low prices, but they make money on poor young women who need money. I wouldn’t deal with such clinic… Egg donors do a great job! I think they deserve the best of the best!
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:30 am

I also agree with you, dear. I wouldn’t also deal with such a clinic. When we came to Kiev for the first time, I also asked the clinic’s about the way they treat the egg donors. She told us that the clinic is very selective in choosing an egg donor candidate. They deal only with young women from 18 to 25. The woman must be totally health to donate her eggs. She should have a healthy heredity. If the woman matches all these requirements, she might be taken into the program. The clinic will her a decent money compensation for her eggs. They will also pay all transportation, accommodation and medical expenses.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby Nordie2016 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:47 am

It’s great that the clinic is going to supply the egg donor with the best things. I consider it really fair. But I’m curious to get to know one more thing. Is it really able to choose an appropriate egg donor. I mean all people are unique. Even twins are different in some way. I don’t think it’s possible to find a woman who will resemble you greatly.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:39 am

Yes, I totally understand that the baby won’t be genetically mine. But I don’t care much about it. The baby’s father will be my DH. I really love him, and it will be a great pleasure for me to give birth to his child. Before going to Ukraine, we sent the clinic a short description of the woman whom we want to become an ED for our baby. The clinic’s representatives told us that they’ll use a special software to find a suitable donor for us. We would even see the donor’s 3D photo.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby Nordie2016 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:49 am

I think it’s really great that you’ll be able to see the photo of the woman who’s going to share her eggs with you. However, will the clinic charge any additional fees from you? As far as I know, reproductive clinics like to charge additional fees from their clients. You should be really cautious with this.
P.S. I have a close friend who cycled in Russia. The initial price was really attractive. But then the clinic started to charge quite a lot additional fees for various medical tests.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby HappyStar » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:44 am

I think the clinic won’t charge any additional fees from us. We have to sign up a contract with them. According to this contract, they’ll charge only a fixed sum. We’ll have to make the payment either in cash or via a bank transfer. The sum will be divided into several installments. The only thing I dislike about them is that they charge fines from their clients. For instance, you have to pay a fine if you don’t do certain tests on time. Do you think it’s fair?
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby mollydolly » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:49 am

Hi, dear. Maybe, in some cases, it’s quite reasonable to fine the patients. Doing IVF requires certain preparations. The fertility specialists spend their time and knowledge. In addition, if you use a donor egg, the other woman takes drugs. So it’s quite reasonable to fine the patients, who aren’t responsible ones.
P.S. Dear, will you use fresh or frozen eggs for your ED program? I know that fresh eggs are nore effective than frozen ones.
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Re: Low Ovarian Reserve and ED

Postby mimimama » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:28 am

Found online egg donors base that might help to find an egg donor: http://www.eggdonationfriends.com/egg-donor-database/
Me 31, DH 40. TTC 5 years. Unexplained infertility.
December 2015- IVF #1 BFN
May/June 2016- new doctor, IVF consultation in Gdansk Poland
October 2016- IVF #2 Invicta BFP!!!
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