Infertility Story


#29

Hope you’re well, luv. Just wanted to wish you good luck with your journey. I know it’s some time since your post, so probably you’ve got some good news so far. What stage with surrogacy are you at currently? May I ask you, was it chromosomal abnormalty of your embies dr told you about? what were his suggestions? Did he advice pgd for example? Do update, hun, hoping for you.


#30

Well IUI is good for the couples with male infertility factor. So it’s a nice option to try unless the eggs are fine and healthy enough for the procedure. Personally I think there are more chances with ivf when dr suspects the problems of both. But this is my opinion only. I’m not hinting anyone onto peculiar procedure. This choice must be based on medical history and test results of both. Dr and the couple are the ones to make the final wise decision.


#31

While surrogacy is not without its challenges for intended parents, it is often the answer to years of hard work and frustration for hopeful couples and individuals who have tried unsuccessfully to add to their families. Intended parents may face fewer restrictions with surrogacy than with adoption; those who cannot adopt due to agency restrictions on factors like age can still pursue surrogacy. Surrogates have already carried other pregnancies and have a proven uterus, increasing their chances of successfully carrying a surrogate pregnancy. This may make surrogacy more likely to be successful than fertility treatments for intended parents. Surrogacy gives intended parents more control and peace of mind throughout the pregnancy than they usually have with fertility treatments or adoption. I have been through surrogacy in Bio tex com clinic and they are the best. You need not to worry. You are in safe hands with them.


#32

I’ve been through ivf (DE) shots with biotex. It took us 2 rounds actually to conceive our girl. I’m 43 yrs old now. And we both understood we wanted more kids. With this very purpose we called the clinic some time ago and defined the date of the consultation. The girl answering seemed not surprised at all when we told we were coming back. She smiled and said ‘‘welcome guys, we were waiting for you’’ Which made me smile her way…This is incredible to know the clinic does care about its IP. Also it sounds like we aren’t the only ones who told they were coming back…To cut my story short, they matched another beautiful donor for us. This sweet lady prduced a lot of healthy egg for us, only 2 of them didn’t fertilize. We got fully prepared to have our A grade embies placed inside me, hoping for they’ll grow into a cute sibling for our daughter. GL and prayers needed.
I just wanted to say our first experience with them is the most positive one. We’d passed 2 rounds ivf with oe before, but frankly speaking I didn’t feel comfortable with that clinic. Their lab seemed to spill the embies on the floor and then want you to pay extra for that…
So I fully agree the clinic’s choiceis the vital one.


#33

All Biotexcom 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.
One more thing to add. Have you, guys, ever seen anywhere such prices like:
1 IVF cycle for EUR 4,900.
2 IVF cycles for EUR 6,900, meaning EUR 3,450 per cycle!
5 IVF cycles for EUR 9,900, which is EUR 1,980 per cycle!!
Besides, all of the packages include donor eggs, ALL medications needed, transfer from/to the airport and from/to the clinic, accommodation, meals, interpreter services.
This definitely blews away!
Wishing you all the best with your current shots!!


#34

You made the right choice. The clinic is very modern, both in exterior and interior. All equipment is new. Everyone who comes into the clinic puts boot covers on. Everything is absolutely clean. All medical stuff wears very neat uniform with badges indicating their names. Nurses and doctors wear one shot sterile gloves. To sum up, the level of medical service is high. Finally, the clinic deals exclusively with foreigners, mainly westerns. So they try to keep up with high requirements of their clients.
Drop us a line soon.


#35

We chose Biotexcom as our surrogacy destination was that the clinic offers cost-effective treatments. It prides itself on integrity. The clinic’s dedicated to providing a transparent process!! They usually divide the package costs into several installments. Quite a useful thing. We’ve also visisted other places in Kiev. It became obvious how their plans differ from what other centers in the area offer. BioTexCom team is committed to making sure you know what to expect upfront. Unlimited number of shots. Live birth or money refund guarantee. All -inclusive plans. There’s hardly a lot of clinics which might offer sth similar. Biotexcom gave us the highest chances of fulfilling our dream of bringing home a baby. From the very beginning they offered us comfy atmosphere. Our kind dr always compassionate and understanding. The staff knows the hurdles we, the infertile, are moving through…They are ready to help. Their support line is fantastic. I used to call quite often and was sure every time to get clear answers. As for the shoe covers - that’s totally it! lol. Things seem sterile with them. No germ, no dust…-nothing. lol. Good job they are doing.


#36

Don’t lose hope. consult with another doctor if the first one is not given any clue.


#37

The journey to a fertility clinic looks very different for everyone. Sometimes this road is short and smooth. Other times it is a long and wearying process. The decision to seek help through surrogacy is an incredibly personal one. For those couples who want children but cannot safely get pregnant. Or those who are having difficulty conceiving. - Srrogacy offers them a chance to create the family they’ve always wanted. It’s well known that certain medical conditions can make pregnancies extremely risky for the mother and/or her baby. Sometimes a medication to treat an illness can make conception difficult or even life threatening. For example, if the mother has a heart condition or cancer, her doctors may strongly advise her from ttc. In these instances, it can be heartbreaking for a woman to learn that her medical condition prevents her from carrying her own child. But once the reality starts to sink in, surrogacy is a logical option. I would advise women who worry that health conditions may affect their pregnancy to consult with their dr about the possibility of surrogacy.
@JannetLee, I agree with all things said about 24/7 support line. It’s an incredible way to stay in touch with staff daily. whenever you’re facing difficulties or not. you may just address all your concerns to them and get clear answers. Glad to hear about your positive experience with BioTex.


#38

There are many reasons why a couple might choose to take the route of having a baby through a surrogate mother. Those are only some common ones.~
Same sex couples. Gay couples, for example, will sometimes use donated eggs and the services of a surrogate mother to create a family.
Age. Many clinics have a specific age range requirement when accepting surrogates or gestational carriers.
Personal decision. Everyone has the right to build families in the way that supports their personal choices. For some women, surrogacy might be not a medical choice, but a social choice! (But it’s possible only in several countries. As in the most contries where surrogacy is legal and well regulated you’ll have to prove your disability of carrying kids yourself.)
Unterus absence. The woman in a couple wishing to start a family may not have a uterus. This can be the result of a rare genetic malformation. It’s known to affect as many as one in twelve thousand women. Or these might be the women who have had their uterus removed. Sometimes this is a necessary step in treating such medical conditions as cancer. The lack of a uterus precludes any possibility of the woman bearing a child herself.
Uterine structural problem. Less severe than the mentioned above. A woman might have an uterine defect. It makes conception of a child difficult. Or the woman cannot carry the kid to term. Sometimes, a malformation of the uterus can have little impact on conception, so that it’s still possible for the woman to carry the kid herself.
Finally, some medical conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, or severe diabetes can turn a pregnancy into a life-threatening event for mother and child alike. as might a history of certain types of cancer. Also if the woman is taking certain medicines to treat an unrelated health problem or physical condition may put an unborn child’s health at risk.
Naturally, there are many other reasons for opting to have a child via surrogacy. People who could see their dream of a biological child made reality by means of surrogacy.
The point that the former writer has been through multiple miscarriages makes her the true candidate for surrogacy. Then it’s purely her individual choice whether to use this option or not.


#39

Hi, Roxie, you should know the reason why did you have unsuccessful IVF attempts. If the clinic said to you that you can carry baby by yourself, maybe there is a chance. If I had an opportunity to carry a child by myself, I would be very happy. But I had no choice and we decided to pass surrogacy in Ukraine, the clinic is called Adonis. Now, we are parents for 2 years already.


#40

I have had 5 m/c ad honestly the only thing that stopped me from getting pregnant one more time was my depression. There was no other choice than to start therapy. Which certainly helped by taking a lot of time. So now, being 55 yo I can only opt for surrogacy de or adoption. neither of them is cheap, not easy. well, anyways, as I have been mentioning, I have signed with WCOB agency. so it is not that stressful anymore. but the point I wanted to make is that multiple m.c do make you a candidate for surrogacy but for a woman with high hopes it is something that is hard to understand.


#41

Hi, Roxie1513!
I had an ovarian cyst deliting surgery (2007) and 3 miscarragies. Last month had 5th bfn after IVF+DE and now absolutely devastated, absolutely exhausted. I couldn’t talk to anybody during last few weeks. Only few days ago came back to my job. I thought that I would be able to move to surrogacy if nothingwork out but now, I understand that I need a break. And I am not even sure that I will…
BTC a great clinic buy can’t give me time for thinking it over. I need to decide in a short time if I want to continue. Don’t know what to do…
Sorry, just wanted to support you but bothering you with my failure((
How are you? How is your journey going on? Did you decide to go for surrogacy with btc or some other clinic? Have you already heard about their innovation?


#42

I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling like this…God love you poor thing, He’s got his plan for you.
Look, I’ve shared this on other threads, but thought this might be helpful for you.~
BioTexCom Center for Human Reproduction offers patients who are above 40 and for those, who suffer from low levels of AMH, an innovative program that makes it possible to get pregnant with their own eggs. The donation of mitochondria is an innovation and a breakthrough in the field of ART and the fertility treatment. This program gives women, who underwent numerous unsuccessful IVF cycles, aged 40+, (patients with low mitochondrial functional activity), an excellent chance to give birth to a child who shares a genetic relationship with her and her partner. How is this possible?
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.
Women that went through multiple unsuccessful IVF attempts, as well as of older reproductive age, need to restore oocyte mitochondria in order to successfully become pregnant. A woman can become pregnant only if there are functionally active mitochondria in her oocytes. Donation of mitochondria will allow thousands of hopeless women to give birth to a healthy child through IVF using mitochondrial donation.
To carry out such a procedure, an egg donor with a high functional activity of mitochondria (a blastocyst production rate of 70% or more), a patient (willing to get pregnant), and sperm for in vitro fertilization are required. Healthy functionally active mitochondria are taken from a donor’s oocyte and integrated with the patient’s cells. Next, fertilization with sperm and transfer of a healthy embryo into the patient’s uterus is performed.
Mitochondria donation is a unique assistive reproductive technology, 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 did google for more info on the point. ad what I read completely differed!! The point is that other clinics offer the similar procedure, BUT they take out the core from the donor’s egg and place it back to the patient’s egg. This cell core has the hugest impact on the future baby’s DNA.
At Bio tex com clinic they transfer mitochondria only! And those do not influence the DNA at all. This means you get genetically related to YOU baby!! even though you use donor’s help.
I hope my message will help you in a way.
Wishing you quick recovery and all the best with your further steps. Hugs.


#43

Thank you for your kind words.
I’ve read somewhere on the internet quite an interesting piece of info concerning blocked Fallopian tubes and their role in fertility. I was shocked how complicated the issue might be! From what I’ve read, 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.
Ladies often write about their low AMH levels when it comes to fertility. But this issue becomes really not too serious with the innovative method the clinic we’ve been with offers now. - Donation of mitochondria. (I’ve already posted a lot about this method. You may have a look at https://biotexcom.com/a-unique-method-to-get-pregnant-in-your-40s-with-your-own-eggs/ for details). What I wanna say is that there are so many reasons we should take into account when facing fertility issues. Only professionals can help with those!! We had done a lot of research before went to Bio Tex Com for treatments. I don’t regret a thing staying with them. Guys know the field. they invest a lot in continuous researches to improve their treatment plans. Besides everyone can find the package which suits him. Worthy choice!


#44

Hi. As I’ve posted previously, we passed OE surrogacy treatment plan in BioTex, Kiev. And here are some of their really strong sides. They achieve positive results due to day by day improving techniques. Their embryologists work with fresh genetic material (eggs/sperm cryopreservation is used only at patient’s will). Such approach automatically multiplies chances for the successful fertilization. It is known and proven that quality of eggs gets worse during the freezing process leading to the failed IVF attempts. In addition to the spermogram doctors at BioTexconduct sperm analysis for apoptosis. Conducting this medical test embryologist determines presence of the damaged sperm cells which prevent successful conception and can cause child’s DNA damage. In the case of cells’ poor quality, doctor prescribes appropriate medication, afterwards perform reanalysis and successfully fertilize the egg. Karyotype analysis is the part of a standard analyzes set (karyotype test shows the total number of chromosomes, the sex of the person being studied, and if there are any structural abnormalities with any of the individual chromosomes which can cause child’s diseases). Conducting programs of the egg donation and surrogate motherhood doctors calculate the ideal “window of implantation”. This is the most successful period for the embryo transfer without disturbing its structure and endometrium integrity. Starting to work with the infertile couple, their specialists use only individual approach in each case. First of all, members of the medical staff carry out detailed diagnostics of patients in order to identify clearly the seeds of the disease or reasons of the unsuccessful IVF attempts. There are no identical protocols as BioTex team does not work in the traces. Because positive result of any medical program is their main goal! Doctors of the Kiev center walk the line of the latest methods of treatment. So, for example, embryologists use the most successful method of working with blastocysts, namely, embryo transfer on the fifth day. It greatly increases the chance of pregnancy during the in vitro fertilization programs.
I should say that the surrogacy program at BioTex covers all the bases and works in the clients’ favor. Unlike other European clinics, the surrogacy program cost there is significantly lower and service is better than in the high-level medical centers. Depending on diagnosis, doctor can recommend surrogacy program with donor or own eggs. Patients pay for the program on a phased basis: igning the contract. Before the pickup / puncture procedure. When surrogate mother reaches 12th week of pregnancy. As act of delivery starts. During the final stage of the program, when biological parents receive all necessary documents and leave the clinic with the newborn.
Signing the contract, clients receive a complete package of services. In particular, BioTex drivers meet patients at the airport and provide them with a transfer from/to the clinic, hotel, embassy, etc. Clients live in the clinic’s homes, hotels which are regularly visited by pediatrician who specializes in the newborn children. Doctor monitors condition of the newborn’s health, advises parents on all issues they are interested in. In the case of premature birth, BioTex covers all the expenses concerning necessary medications, procedures, and child’s stay in the hospital if it is needed. During the whole period of the program manager and interpreter accompany couple. and organize all processes, coordinate patients, prepare all documents and help clients to go through the program without difficulties. Interpreters who accompany clients are accredited to work in the state institutions, as well as have an experience on working with the documentation for the surrogacy (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). All services listed above are included in the price of the program you choose.


#45

Thank you for your informative answer. Friends of mine underwent surrogacy in Ukraine but before contacting the clinic they did a huge research on the point, considering surrogacy in the UK, US, European countries. First, they looked into the process in the US first. There it was extremelly expensive - $60 – 150k!! For them it was a factor (actually as for everybody else!) Of course things change a lot if you have a family member or friend that is willing to carry it for you. But the process might not be smooth at all. For ex., a surrogate backs out or unfortunate situation like a miscarriage. In this case you automatically have to pay at least $5k to match with another surrogate and do their health workup through the agency! Evidently, there are so many costs that could be added at any time. A surrogate receives on average of $20 – 30k for the pregnancy. The bigger sum of money goes to the agency or lawyer. Also in some states, surrogate mothers retain a parental right to the child, and can even pursue custody. (Even though the embryos placed in the surrogate have both of yourDNA!) The surrogate mother’s name is on the birth certificate. Then a couple has to go through the process of adopting the baby in court. The biggest factor, though, is time. All of the legal paperwork, signing a contract, matching a surrogate, having the surrogate go through the work-up etc. It’s been a year or two since you started the process. Discouraged, they started to look into surrogacy overseas. There were so many options! But some were very sketchy. They read some horror stories about Thailand and India. Both the countries, as a result, have shut down their surrogacy practices not too long ago.
Then how it actually came in favour of Ukraine. The huge factor for them as I’ve mentioned above was process cost. In Ukrainian biotexcom it turned out to be relatively affordable. Clinic’s all-inclusive plans for 32k - 50k euro. They covered absolutely everything outside of your plane tickets. Meds, accommodation, transportation, food. All things that involve IVF, surrogate screening and birth at the hospital. And it was also the same price if donor eggs are chosen to use instead. It was a nice back-up plan to have if things didn’t work out with OE at no additional cost! This blew them away! The best part about it is that they guaranteed them a baby (If the first surrogate doesn’t work out, they will try again with another until they are successful!)
Also Ukraine is one of the few places where the laws favor the intended parents rather than the surrogate. Under Ukrainian law, the baby is yours from the moment of conception. Once the baby is born, they put down your names in the birth certificate. Surrogate can’t claim any rights!! I believe all this makes Ukraine the prefect infertility treatment destination.


#46

Hi lovely ladies here. This is one of the ttc/pregnancy no-no. I believe, binge drinking while ttc does make getting pregnant more difficult. Among other things to avoid – smoking. Cigarette smoke is loaded with chemicals that, if you do smoke, can seriously interfere with your normal functioning, including damaging the genetic material in eggs and sperm. Then excess consumption of caffeine is linked not only to negative pregnancy outcomes, but to impaired fertility as well. Overcaffeination can prevent eggs from maturing properly. Another thing - big weight gains/ weight losses. Keeping your weight within a healthy range is important, but if you need to gain or lose weight, it’s better to do so in a drawn-out, balanced way, as opposed to gaining or losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Big swings in weight will inhibit normal hormone functioning, which could throw off your body’s ability to ovulate regularly, or at all. A couple of things more - bigger fish like shark, swordfish, and tilefish, among others, are high in the heavy metal mercury. Mercury can be devastating for a baby’s neurological development in the womb, so you should make sure that any fish you eat before or during pregnancy don’t contain high levels of it. Although it’s very important to get plenty of exercise when you’re trying to conceive or are pregnant, there is definitely a thing as too much. Overexercise or a lack of body fat can disrupt the body’s normal hormonal functioning, resulting in irregular or absent ovulations, so if your workouts are overly intense, you should check with your healthcare provider.


#47

This is what my Dr at Biotexcom explained on the point. I suppose this might be useful to know.
Human reproduction is not very efficient, and there is a lot of wastage in the process. As a result of fertilisation, the single set of 23 chromosomes from the egg combines with the single set of 23 from the sperm to create a zygote . This is still a single cell (the fertilised egg ) BUT now it has 2 sets of chromosomes, or 46 chromosomes). This zygote then divides serially to produce progressively more cells , resulting in an embryo , which continues to develop into a baby if all goes well. And it won’t if there are chromosomal abnormalties.
In ICSI, a single sperm is injected into each egg on an inverted microscope. This technique eliminates the need for the sperm to dissolve a path through the shell of the egg and to bind to the egg membrane. Some sperm do not have these capabilities ( which is why they will not be able to fertilise the egg on their own) . ICSI allows to give these sperm a "piggy back ride "into the egg, to ensure that fertilisation will occur. Over 70% of mature eggs fertilise after ICSI in a good lab. I believe one should consider ICSI is there’s sperm issues. This way is said and proved to be more effective.


#48

Extemelly happy for every prego woman here! Praying for those making their decisions!
Surrogacy changed our lives for better. The path was weired and strange and difficult to pass but we did it and have nothing to regret about. This is not our fault we have issues preventing us from natural conceiving or carrying a healthy pregnancy. We face this and seek ways out. Illiterate people may say surrogacy is immoral. It’s destroying the family basis… But I don’t really care what people say. I used to avoid them and have my mind at peace. With surrogacy things are vivid.No matter what people are saying. Noone has right to judge here. We always ask ourselves ladies: ‘why me??’ - eh? For me the answer is clear now. It was me to pass the tough path, to get our tiny miracle and to appreciate every other day spent together!! Sending much of love and support to everyone on this track x