Is this biotex com you’re using, right?? If so, than it’s really hard to think of any better idea. They’ve got LOADS of pros. All their packages are all-inclusive. Meaning they include: Accommodation. Meals. Medical procedures and medications. Medical and psychological examination of the surrogates. Payments to the surrogate. Transfers to and from the airport and the clinic. Donor eggs if needed – for no additional price!! Interpreter with you at the clinic on every visit. Legal help to obtain documents for the baby after it is born. Monthly ultrasound reports with pictures of your baby. English speaking coordinator who is considered to be your point of contact at the clinic. Moreover, all packages are paid in 5 intallments!! No need to pay the whole money sum at once. The last 2 installments are paid after the birth of your baby! Needless to say their ”guaranteed” refund if no luck. This does blew away.
I’m here to ancounter of testicular biopsies which may yield less DNA damaged sperm (But the technique is very invasive and unproven for this indication). One of the most common reasons why IVF is unsuccessful, or why implantation failure or miscarriages occur, is because of chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo. It is also the function of the uterus to reject some embryos that are abnormal so while implantation failure is deﬁned medically as a normal part of life it is emotional devastating. If the cells of an embryo contain the wrong number of chromosomes, either too many or too few, this is called aneuploidy. which can cause an embryo to not develop normally. There are so many things to keep in mind and probably the most important is to remain realistic over the treatment steps.
It is hard to determine the exact reason for failure of IVF. But even an idea of the possible cause of failure - age, quality of eggs/sperm, health of uterus, etc. All this could help in planning the treatment in a way that tackles the very problem and allows for better chances of success. Usually patients keep insisting on using their own eggs, or going for the treatment in a certain manner. even after several failed attempts at IVF. Honestly, sometimes it works. But if your IVF has not resulted in success after many attempts, it might be an indication for change of strategy. If the eggs produced are not enough, a change in medication protocol might help. If you have PCOS or thyroid problems, you might be asked to see an endocrinologist to bring your hormones to a normal level. so as to prepare the body for a healthy pregnancy. Failure of IVF is hard on every person, but it happens either because the embryos you are producing are not healthy or your body is not ready to carry a pregnancy. Anyway, do not despair!! Choose a competent, experienced infertility specialist who can take you closer to looking for the reasons for failure of IVF in your case. and provide you with solutions that can take you closer to having your baby.
Our Dr Julia Kotlik at BioTex explained that the age of the woman, the health of uterus, and the ways her body responds to IVF medications also play a great role in IVF success. Normally, a woman’s ovary will release one egg a month - From a collection that is fixed at birth. It is known to decline sharply after the mid 30s. Before an IVF cycle, medications are given to get the ovaries to produce more eggs. If you already have a reduced number of eggs or have elevated FSH levels, your body might not respond properly to IVF medications, which is not a good sign. The sperm and eggs both have specific receptors on their surface that allow for their interaction. However, barring chromosomal factors, sperm are usually not the among the reasons for failure of IVF. Because any quantitative or qualitative problems with the sperm are easily detected during semen analysis. In this case the patients are given the option of ICSI or IVF with donor sperm. The rate of chromosomal abnormalities in human embryos is one of the major factors for IVF failure though. Various studies have shown that the rate of chromosomal abnormalities in human eggs start to increase after the mid 30s. IVF with self-eggs in women over 40 years of age is known to result in poor quality embryos, almost 75% of which are chromosomally abnormal. Hence, the low rate of IVF success in older women. Chromosomal anomalies in the sperm can also lead to chromosomally abnormal embryos but that incidence is reported to be small at 1% to 2% of cases as compared to about 20-90 per cent of human eggs. The chromosomal competence of an embryo can be detected with PGS testing.
We have chosen World center of baby in Ukraine.
If anyone is interested I would like to encourage you to visit their website.
Here it is - https://www.worldcenterofbaby.com
Contacting them is the best decision we have made. It is such a pleasure to talk to our manager.
the girl is amazing at what she’s doing
hey elviapage thanks for your suggestion i will surely contact them as i need them .
Hi, millie1! I’m completely with you. Appreciate the efforts the clinic takes. Here’s what I got to know from one of their youtube videos.~
The fallopian tube is the passageway for the egg to enter the uterus. During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary and picked up by the fimbriae, which look like fingers at the end of the fallopian tube. The egg then starts its 3-day journey to the uterus. It stays in the end of the tube for the first day, where it can be fertilized if it meets sperm that traveled up through the cervix, through the uterus, and out into the fallopian tube. The fertilized embryo begins dividing and travels in the fallopian tube to enter the uterus, where it will stay for another 3 days or so before implanting.
One more thing to add. The test to determine whether your fallopian tubes are open is HSG. This test places dye through the cervix, into the uterus, and out through the tubes. An x-ray is used to see whether the dye was able to travel out through the tubes, showing that they are open. If both fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, the egg and sperm cannot find each other. Blocked fallopian tubes prevent natural conception, but IVF can bypass the tubes. During IVF, the ovaries are stimulated to produce several eggs. The eggs are then retrieved using a short procedure under anesthesia. They are then fertilized in the laboratory. Created embryos are placed into the uterus through the cervix. so the fallopian tubes are bypassed all together.
Fallopian tubes can be damaged in many different ways. If the furthest end of the tube is blocked, then the tube cannot pick up an ovulated egg. This may also cause the tube to collect fluid and dilate, creating what is known as a hydrosalpinx. It is important to know if your blocked tubes created a hydrosalpinx, because the fluid that collects inside can decrease your chance of successful pregnancy with IVF by about 50%. If your doctor finds a hydrosalpinx, they may recommend that you have the tube removed or blocked using a surgical procedure, so that the fluid from the hydrosalpinx does not communicate with the uterus. Damaged fallopian tubes may sometimes be partially open. This can increase your risk of an ectopic pregnancy, or a pregnancy that implants outside the uterus. The fallopian tube is the most common place for an ectopic pregnancy to grow. An ectopic pregnancies can be dangerous if it grows large enough to cause heavy bleeding, and so in almost all cases it should be removed using surgery or medication.
At Bio tex com they pay attention to every detail which can cause you troubles. Being in good hands does make wonders! We conceived our baby#2 after IVF (I’m currently in the 1st trimester). Am so dedicated to their videos - those are really awesome sources of information!
Thank you for your informative post.
Hi, got some news to share. Biotex clinic introduced their unique treatment method, called mitochondria replacement therapy. Mitochondrion is one of the most important components of any living cell, including the egg. In simple words, mitochondrion is the cell’s energy station. Essentially, its work consists in supplying the cell with vital energy for its normal functioning. Mitochondria donation is a unique ART means, which is basically the implantation of a healthy and functionally active donor mitochondria into the cells of an infertile patient, that provides the patient’s cell with the necessary energy and contributes to successful pregnancy. I read a lot about DNA, talked to the doctors about that and they explained that, actually, Mitochondrial DNA and Human DNA are slightly different things. It only gives that necessary energy to the oocyst and helps with developing an embryo and make it stronger. DNA is in the core of the mitochondria, which are not used for donation. Therefore, genetically, mitochondria have no effect on the embryo. You may look for details on biotexcom.com.
Anyway, good for you for letting your hair down. This journey can be so depriving of yourself you deserve some treats! Take care x
I’ve already read about this treatment method of theirs. Just the way you’ve explained, thanks. I’ve already posted on another thread I’m going to get in touch with our manager at bio tex com and ask her for details. I mean, costs, requirements etc. I think the eggs should be specifically tested for this mitochondria replacement therapy. I believe if the own eggs are damaged genetically etc. they understandably cannot be used for it…Anyway, it’s good we can at least hope we can keep genetic relation to our kids. I myself used donor egg for IVF and am currently pregnant. I’m in the 3rd trimester already. But still if we decide one day we want more kids and return to this very place, I’m sure we’ll ask for this procedure from the very beginning. Time is bad advisor though. I don’t think my eggs will work out the miracle in a couple of years, but who knows…what if our kind dr tells us we’re able to undergo this unique by now procedure?..Time will show. I’m happy we’ve been with them. Because they know the field perfectly well. It was like being in good hands and being taken care of 24/7 during all the treatment plan.
Sounds quite good. We should always keep realistic about the treatments outcomes. That’s why it’s useful to be aware of possible complications along with treatments benefits. Complications of infertility treatment may include:
Multiple pregnancy. The most common complication of infertility treatment is a multiple pregnancy - twins, triplets or more. Generally, the greater the number of fetuses, the higher the risk of premature labor and delivery, as well as problems during pregnancy such as gestational diabetes. Babies born prematurely are at increased risk of health and developmental problems. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent a multiple pregnancy before you begin treatment.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Fertility medications to induce ovulation can cause OHSS, in which the ovaries become swollen and painful. Symptoms may include mild abdominal pain, bloating and nausea that lasts about a week, or longer if you become pregnant. Rarely, a more severe form causes rapid weight gain and shortness of breath requiring emergency treatment.
Bleeding or infection. As with any invasive procedure, there is a rare risk of bleeding or infection with assisted reproductive technology.
Also shattered emotional well being which needs to be corrected by all means.
One should think twice and discuss things well with their doctors.
The very first solution would be Applying for the expert’s help! Be ready to answer questions to help your doctor quickly determine next steps in making a diagnosis and starting care. Possible questions for the couple include:
How long have you been actively trying to get pregnant? How frequently do you have intercourse? Do you use any lubricants during sex? Do either of you smoke? Do either of you use alcohol or recreational drugs? How often? Are either of you currently taking any medications, dietary supplements or anabolic steroids? Have either of you been treated for any other medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections? Are you exposed through your work or lifestyle habits to chemicals, pesticides, radiation or lead?
If you’re a man, you might be asked:
Do you have any difficulties putting on muscle or do you take any substances to increase muscle mass? Do you ever notice a fullness in the scrotum, particularly after standing for extended periods of time? Do you experience any testicular or post-ejaculatory pain? Have you had any sexual problems, such as difficulty maintaining an erection, ejaculating too soon, not being able to ejaculate or reduced sexual desire? Have you conceived a child with any previous partners? Do you regularly take hot baths or steam baths?
If you’re a woman, you might be asked:
At what age did you start menstruating? What are your cycles typically like? How regular, long and heavy? Have you ever been pregnant before? Have you been charting your cycles or testing for ovulation? For how many cycles? What is your typical daily diet? Do you exercise regularly? How much? Has your body weight recently changed?
Adding all of the needed analyses and examinations on both, on the basis of which your fertility expert/clinic will create the best treatment plan for you.
Various infertility treatments are available. So, visit a good clinic and gynecologist that will suggest you whatever suits you.
Hi all. My name’s S. I’m 43 years old. We’re a happy couple from Canada. But probably only a couple but not a full family. We don’t have children and this is our most horrifying pain. Before marriage I happened to have a severe heart disease. But that time it wasn’t fully clear that I wouldn’t be able to give a birth to a child by myself. We hoped from the very beginning that something would turn for better and we would get rid off the disease. We tried to find the way out in several clinics abroad. My husband and I tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant with a variety of assisted-reproduction techniques, including IVF. But the fact was established forever – my health condition makes pregnancy impossible and medically risky. That seems we both – my baby and me – have no chances to stay alive together. Now I’m writing all this and can’t stop crying. I wish it could be different! We cannot think of adoption, because my husband insists on having a biologically related child. But using surrogacy is still somewhat controversial for us.
If you want to have a biologically related baby through new reproductive technologies and if surrogacy remains the only possible variant, try to get used to it. It is a pretty good option. Besides you can choose from two kinds of surrogate mothers. It goes like following. ~A traditional surrogate is a woman who is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm. Then she carries the baby up to term. She delivers a baby for the parents to raise. But the most confusing thing here is that a traditional surrogate becomes the baby’s biological mother. Because it was her egg that was fertilized by the father’s sperm. Another possible variant for this type of surrogacy is using donor sperm. Yet another kind is a gestational surrogate. Successful result here may be achieved due to IVF. It makes it possible to harvest eggs from the mother. Then fertilize them with sperm from the father and place the embryo into the uterus of a gestational surrogate. The surrogate then carries the baby until birth. And the great plus here is that a gestational surrogate has no genetic ties to the child. She is usually called the ‘birth mother’. The biological mother is still the woman whose egg was fertilized; this is you!.
Seems every infertility story starts the same - heartbreak, confusion, anger…whatever once you hear the verdict - “You’re not going to conceive with own eggs. Let it be 5% not more…” From that very moment your life changes forever. You seek every other option to be done just to keep on moving and look desperately for success. And hope, hope, hope…and when it looks like you’re exhausted and crawl to your aim it finally works out! This was the story flow for us. I’m 49 yo, years of struggling behind. DX - endo, egg aging. Dh was super ok though he’s 52! Our last try home ended with early miscarriage, so we were finally told to move onto donor eggs. And we followed the advice coming to Ukrainian clinic. We booked 5 shots program there with the guaranteed result but didn’t believe any guarantees at all as no one can be sure in infertility game. At least we were assured to get our money back if it didn’t work after 5 shots. Actually it took us 4tries. 1st one was a failure, AF came 3 days earlier the testing day. We took a break to heal emotionally mainly and went on. May OTD brought us BFP we still cannot believe our luck!! I believe God rewards us for waiting. Whatever the situation is just keep on moving and don’t give up! Wish you all the best of luck with your treatments and lots and loads of baby dust to you, lovelies X
I’m Melissa, 37 from Israel. I’ve been trying to have another for five years already and have two failed IVF attempts so far. This really ruined me mentally but I just believed God has a plan so I never gave up. I’m off have my 3rd attempt later this month and am really anxious about. Im flying to Cyprus just for it so I really hope it will be worth it. Has anyone gotten IVF in Cyprus already?
I’m afraid I cannot be of much help with IVF Cyorus experiences. But I definitely can help with some ‘‘tips’’ on how to survive the tough moments.
So here are things that helped. Figuring out the people who could sit and be a great ear when I needed it, not just dismiss or want to avoid the reality of IF and how I was feeling in this new pursuit. Avoiding people who made me feel worse. Finding special things to do when otherwise my mind would run - movie, series, book, day trip, walk on a beauty day, etc. Connecting with an IF counsellor who could help me reframe my thinking and plan in advance how to better get through events and situations that gave me anxiety. And ultimately remind myself that giving myself my best and healthiest shot at this does not involve negative self-talk or torturing myself emotionally - finding key statements to repeat helped. Things like “I am doing the best I can and giving myself my very best shot.” “I will get through this and be kind to myself in the process.” “I believe in my body and even if it takes time, I know I will become a mother.”
BTW, we’ve passed OE surrogacy treatment plan in Ukraine. And you know it involves IVF too. Feel free to ask, whenever you need. Wishing you the best.
I totally agree. Whilst going through fertility treatments it’s important to have one another for support. me then - 40 yo, dh - 42 yo. ttc since 2014. Our struggle history includes 2 failed ivf shots with OE. 1 failed ivf with DE. 1 successful DE ivf cycle. All this time dh was rock of support for me. Furthermore at the very start of the treatments I had him for doing injectables for a week or two to get adjusted to them. Working together is precious!
How are the things going currently? Are you satisfied with the outcome? Please, drop a line - lol. As for me, we’re planning our next visit to biotex. Trying to evaluate our chances for a sibling…
I was in the case of using donor eggs. So I so badly wanted to be ok with this option. But I was struggling and was wondering how to reconcile my feelings. There was no hope for me to ever have my own genetic child, to ever have a child that will be a mix of myself and my husband. The pain was like something I was unable to describe. Despite my emotional distress with this option, rationally, I knew DE seemed like our best option. But the thought of seeing a child that is half my husband and half another woman made me feel physically ill. I couldn’t get myself there for a period of time. But once I accepted this very option with inner part of me and got curious on how the process starts and lasts, I surprisingly felt strong to move onto. I don’t know how much time is needed to pull oneself together. We are too different.
Try to give yourself as much as needed. Hoping for your luck and huge hugs xx
I’d been struggling so much before getting there!! My dh was a rock of support, he seemed to agree to any way offered including adoption. But for me it was even worse…I know I shouldn’t say like this as people find it purely egoistic when opting for surrogacy treatments when there are so many youngies left without parents…And there is some point about that undoubtedly. But I felt this was not my game. I needed to participate in the process my dh’s and my baby was created. I wanted to be one of those who’d see our baby arriving into this world. I wanted to be the one holding her with the first deep breathe. I couldn’t get there when seeing a strange kid and telling him 'ok, now I’m your mom. And here’s your dad. Love us as we are here to adopt you…'omg!! I feel I never could do this!!
With surrogacy things were more vivid. You know you’ll have a baby, a beautiful mix of dh’s and my own DNA. Yes, we need a woman to carry a baby for us, so what? We need help and surrogate is willing to help us. Should we resisit?! Of course no, because this is the chance for lots of couples to be happy with their kids. So why not to use it…