IVF in Ukraine


#21

I am really sorry to hear your story. You have gone through a rough time. Yes, I was infertile too. Then I moved to Europe for my treatment. I was scammed by Lotus clinic in Europe. Then I moved to another good clinic in Europe. They suggested my surrogacy. They said that don’t waste your money on IVF. Because of chances of conceiving in IVF is low. So I decided to go with surrogacy. Trust me it was the best decision of my life. They were best in dealing with surrogacy. They have less expensive treatment. I had a baby boy through surrogacy. My family was completed. I wish you a very good luck too


#22

Hi javj12! I’m sorry you’ve experienced difficulties with treatments at Lotus clinic. As far as I know it’s in Kiev, right? I’m sorry IP face this every now and then as fertility treatemnts are never the bed of roses and we all expect to be well understood, supported and helped by experts. And it’s really irritating when our plans fail. We passed 2 unsuccessful rounds ivf with oe in the UK. Our doc thought it would be the best option for us. And probably it would be if not oe used. They turned out to be aged and useless. This was the case with no quality and no quantity unfortunately. But we were suggested to give those shots…Who knows. Maybe this is not the doc’s or clinic’s fault. We all know treatments are often not so successful as they are expected. But for me we had lack of communication with the clinic. For me this is the worst when being passed from hands to hands among the docs, who actually cannot make head or tail on what’s going on…Such was my opinion, but dh said they were ok. I’m not sure why he thought so. Probably this is because male and female take the case differently. Well, the point is that we switched the clinics and soon found ourselves in Ukraine. That time using ivf with donor egg, though got also well informed about surrogacy there. The option itself and the clinic’s programs seem the best balanced due to money sums and services offered. I don’t know about the Lotus mentioned. The thing I know is that it’s in Ukraine. And I guess there must have been the reasons why you didn’t move on with them. I also would like to know why exactly if it’s ok to ask. But the most important thing is that we both are successful with our treatment choice and that we have our adorable kids through treatments. I willingly share we are currently going for another ivf round with the same biotex clinic for a sibling. I hope we won’t have a thing to regret about coming back 'cause I believe they’ll create another tiny miracle for us. Babydust to all!!


#23

I have been through surrogacy in Kiev, Ukraine. They are affordable and have the best services. The advantages of surrogacy are clear to the hundreds of families who have been created in this special way. Here are just a few surrogacy benefits that intended parents enjoy: Surrogacy allows infertile couples, single people and members of the LGBT community to become parents when they may not be able to have children otherwise. In most cases, gestational surrogacy allows one or both parents to be biologically related to their child. Surrogacy gives hopeful parents the opportunity to raise a child from birth. Intended parents are involved throughout the pregnancy experience and are generally able to be present for many key milestones, from the embryo transfer to their baby’s birth. Surrogacy gives intended parents the opportunity to know and form a special bond with their surrogate and her family.


#24

Hi, noreen! I hope you were successful with your treatment surrogacy plan in Ukraine. What clinic did you pass the program?? I absolutely love the idea of coming for surrogacy to this very country. Firstly, because it’s surrogacy friendly law. The baby is considered to be yours from the moment of conception. The surrogate cannot stand any rights. She has no right to keep the baby after delivery which makes couples absolutely safe. The birth certificate is issues with the names of the intended parents, so the baby’s theirs. Eveything’s simple when being guided with professionals in this field. I know for sure our biotex helps the IP with obtaining the birth certificate and other legal services. Friends of mine had a trouble when being at the exit process. She had a single letter differed in their marriage certificate which caused them a huge trouble. But biotex helped them through and soon they could take their baby girl home. Surrogacy may be the blessing for many people. But in Ukraine surrogacy is allowe for heterosexual married couples only. Well this maight be discussed why not for every case, but seems this country has already given a great option, eh? Also, could ou pls share how the process went for you and costs?? TIA


#25

We underwent IVF treatments at Botexcom, Kiev. Here’s the general guideline to the procedure. The first step in IVF is taking fertility medications for several months to help your ovaries produce several eggs that are mature and ready for fertilization. This is called ovulation induction. You may get regular ultrasounds or blood tests to measure your hormone levels and keep track of your egg production.
Once your ovaries have produced enough mature eggs, your doctor removes the eggs from your body (this is called egg retrieval). Egg retrieval is a minor surgical procedure that’s done at your doctor’s office or at a fertility clinic. You’ll get medicine to help you be relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. Using an ultrasound to see inside your body, the doctor puts a thin, hollow tube through your vagina and into the ovary and folliclesthat hold your eggs. The needle is connected to a suction device that gently pulls the eggs out of each follicle.
In a lab, your eggs are mixed with sperm cells from your partner or a donor – this is called insemination. The eggs and sperm are stored together in a special container. Fertilization happens. For sperm that have lower motility (don’t swim as well), they may be injected directly into the eggs to promote fertilization. As the cells in the fertilized eggs divide and become embryos. people who work at the lab monitor the progress.
About 3-5 days after the egg retrieval, 1 or more embryos are put into your uterus (this is called embryo transfer). The doctor slides a thin tube through your cervix into your uterus. Then inserts the embryo directly into your uterus through the tube. Pregnancy happens if any of the embryos attach to the lining of your uterus. Embryo transfer is done at your doctor’s office or at a fertility clinic, and it’s usually not painful. Plan on resting for the rest of the day after your embryo transfer. You can go back to your normal activities the next day. You may also take pills or get daily shots of a hormone called progesterone for the first 8-10 weeks after the embryo transfer. The hormones make it easier for the embryo to survive in your uterus.


#27

Hi, I also chose to pass infertility treatment in Ukraine. But I had to pass surrogacy because of my health conditions. It is true that Ukraine is the center of infertility treatment now. Speaking about my clinic, Adonis, they have all modern techniques and the success rates are pretty high. I think it is the best quality-price ratio. So, I wish you good luck in your journey!


#28

IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner’s sperm. Or IVF may involve eggs, sperm or embryos from a known or anonymous donor. In some cases, a gestational carrier - a woman who has an embryo implanted in her uterus - might be used. Your chances of having a healthy baby using IVF depend on many factors, such as your age and the cause of infertility. In addition, IVF can be time-consuming, expensive and invasive. If more than one embryo is implanted in your uterus, IVF can result in a pregnancy with more than one fetus (multiple pregnancy). Your doctor can help you understand how IVF works, the potential risks and whether this method of treating infertility is right for you.
Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. IVF can also be done if you have certain health conditions. For example, IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
Fallopian tube damage or blockage. Fallopian tube damage or blockage makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
Ovulation disorders. If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
Premature ovarian failure. Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don’t produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus - often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Previous tubal sterilization or removal. If you’ve had tubal ligation - a type of sterilization in which your fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy - and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
Impaired sperm production or function. Below-average sperm concentration, weak movement of sperm (poor mobility), or abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
Unexplained infertility. Unexplained infertility means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes.
A genetic disorder. If you or your partner is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to your child, you may be candidates for preimplantation genetic diagnosis - a procedure that involves IVF. After the eggs are harvested and fertilized, they’re screened for certain genetic problems, although not all genetic problems can be found. Embryos that don’t contain identified problems can be transferred to the uterus.
Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions. If you’re about to start cancer treatment - such as radiation or chemotherapy - that could harm your fertility, IVF for fertility preservation may be an option. Women can have eggs harvested from their ovaries and frozen in an unfertilized state for later use. Or the eggs can be fertilized and frozen as embryos for future use.


#29

I thought this might be helpful to know ##
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!
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.


#30

Oh thank you for sharing this. I’ve got quite interested these days myself. (found this info on healthunlocked forum). Still the method looks really promising. Mitochondria do have a tiny bit of DNA but it is just used for making energy. The egg donor (you) would contribute the DNA that is in the nucleus (the genome). This would have the genetics for eye color, height, personality, etc. etc. When we think of someone being genetically related, it’s the nuclear genome that we are thinking of, not the mitochondrial DNA. Do the embryo would be yours at least in the way we usually think about it. This approach is based on the idea that aging/poor eggs might not be genetically damaged but might be more out of steam/energy. Some results suggest that adding “fresh” mitochondria could rejuvenate eggs and help them to succeed. It is cutting edge technology so I’m not sure to what extent it helps, yet. Your doctor should have some results in their lab.
Hope is all you’ve got to push yourself towards success… so cling to it. Besides the regime, I’ll also insist on various healthy lifestyle changes to expedite on the process. It’s really sad when the clinic refuses to take the conventional or non-conventional way that can help the medical condition on in your case infertility. Biotexcom conducts free consultation seminar and conferences in London time to time which are like a plethora of insight into the infertility cases and it’s the solution. I attended one of them and got to know a lot about how to improve your chances of success. You may attend if they are helding any anytime soon and see if you could find some really helpful tips.
I myself have been through oe surrogacy with them. Donor egg has never been questioned in case oe don’t work. But this is so great to know about the clinic’s efforts, its investments into researches etc. This mitochondria replacement therapy is going to be a new step for the infertile who’re desperate to have genetically related to them kids.
Thank you, @JannetLee, you care. May God bless you and all your family.


#31

GUARANTEED SUCCESS Package 9.900 euros includes the following services:
5 embryo transfers;
In case of 5 negatives they refund the money paid;
Medical treatment They’re working according to the leading treatment plans,
proved being efficient, which that allows them not to have an age limit for egg
donation programs);
Medications needed before transfer and 3 months after;
Egg donor fee (bio tex com donor base contains more than 500 young and attractive
women with proven fertility, meaning that every donor has at least one healthy
child of her own);
Sperm donor (if needed)
Pregnancy monitoring till 12th week
Embryo reduction (if needed)
Services of the coordinator in charge of the program;
Accommodation;
Meals;
Transfer from/to the airport and from/to the clinic.
GUARANTEED SUCCESS Package DOESN’T include TESA, TESE.
Look for more packages available on https://biotexcom.com/services/. Good luck.


#32

HI, We’d been doing Standard surrogacy plan at BioTexCom clinic. here are some more details:
Standard Surrogacy Package (waiting time: up to 4 months) 39.900 euros. The Standard package provides:
Medical Part: Medical tests and checks for all participants of the program (intended parents, surrogate mother and egg donor). Medications for all participants of the program (Intended Parents, Surrogate Mother and Egg Donor). Unlimited IVF cycles. Pregnancy care (pregnancy monitoring) for the Surrogate Mother.
DNA paternity test in thier partnering laboratory. PGD service to detect the possible genetic abnormalities (the sex of a baby(s) is not detected). The child’s doctor attends the baby every other day. In case of miscarriage compensation to a surrogate mother is paid by them.
In case of the premature birth all the expenses related to additional medical treatment,
special medical equipment utilization etc. are covered by them from the day of birth.
Legal Support and Paperwork:
Surrogacy contract elaborations.
Support on the final stage of the process for obtaining of the birth certificate for a baby(s)
and travel documents for them to leave the country.
Organization and Coordination
Customers are provided with the babysitter services for 4 hours a day in a daytime.
Customers are provided with the support package: transportation, food, a room in the hotel
of higher class, smartphone and SIM card of Ukrainian mobile operator.
Accommodation is provided for two (2) months after birth.


#33

IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. IVF can also be done if you have certain health conditions. For example, IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
Fallopian tube damage or blockage. Fallopian tube damage or blockage makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
Ovulation disorders. If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
Premature ovarian failure. Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don’t produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus -often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
Previous tubal sterilization or removal. If you’ve had tubal ligation - a type of sterilization in which your fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy - and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
Impaired sperm production or function. Below-average sperm concentration, weak movement of sperm (poor mobility), or abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
Unexplained infertility means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes.
A genetic disorder. If you or your partner is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to your child, you may be candidates for preimplantation genetic diagnosis — a procedure that involves IVF. After the eggs are harvested and fertilized, they’re screened for certain genetic problems, although not all genetic problems can be found. Embryos that don’t contain identified problems can be transferred to the uterus.
Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions. If you’re about to start cancer treatment (Such as radiation or chemotherapy) that could harm your fertility, IVF for fertility preservation may be an option. Women can have eggs harvested from their ovaries and frozen in an unfertilized state for later use. Or the eggs can be fertilized and frozen as embryos for future use.
Women who don’t have a functional uterus or for whom pregnancy poses a serious health risk might choose IVF using another person to carry the pregnancy (gestational carrier). In this case, the woman’s eggs are fertilized with sperm, but the resulting embryos are placed in the gestational carrier’s uterus.


#34

When choosing an in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic, keep in mind that a clinic’s success rate depends on many factors, such as patients’ ages and medical issues, as well as the clinic’s treatment population and treatment approaches. Ask for detailed information about the costs associated with each step of the procedure. Before beginning a cycle of IVF, consider important questions, including:
How many embryos will be transferred? The number of embryos transferred is typically based on the age and number of eggs retrieved. Since the rate of implantation is lower for older women, more embryos are usually transferred ( except for women using donor eggs.) Most doctors follow specific guidelines to prevent a higher order multiple pregnancy. In some countries, legislation limits the number of embryos that can be transferred at once. Make sure you and your doctor agree on the number of embryos that will be transferred before the transfer procedure. What will you do with any extra embryos? Extra embryos can be frozen and stored for future use for several years. Not all embryos will survive the freezing and thawing process, although most will. Cryopreservation can make future cycles of IVF less expensive and less invasive. However, the live birth rate from frozen embryos is slightly lower than the live birth rate from fresh embryos. Or, you might be able to donate unused frozen embryos to another couple or a research facility. You might also choose to discard unused embryos. How will you handle a multiple pregnancy? If more than one embryo is transferred to your uterus, IVF can result in a multiple pregnancy, which poses health risks for you and your babies. In some cases, fetal reduction can be used to help a woman deliver fewer babies with lower health risks. Pursuing fetal reduction, however, is a major decision with ethical, emotional and psychological consequences. Have you considered the potential complications associated with using donor eggs, sperm or embryos or a gestational carrier? A trained counselor with expertise in donor issues can help you understand the concerns, such as the legal rights of the donor. You also may need an attorney to file court papers to help you become legal parents of an implanted embryo.


#35

IVF like any other procedure is not without risks. Ask your doc to explain you the following.
IVF increases the risk of multiple births if more than one embryo is implanted in your uterus. A pregnancy with multiple fetuses carries a higher risk of early labor and low birth weight than pregnancy with a single fetus does. Research suggests that use of IVF slightly increases the risk that a baby will be born early or with a low birth weight. Use of injectable fertility drugs, such as human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), to induce ovulation can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. Signs and symptoms typically last a week and include mild abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you become pregnant, however, your symptoms might last several weeks. Rarely, it’s possible to develop a more-severe form of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that can also cause rapid weight gain and shortness of breath. The rate of miscarriage for women who conceive using IVF with fresh embryos is similar to that of women who conceive naturally but the rate increases with maternal age. Use of frozen embryos during IVF, however, may slightly increase the risk of miscarriage. Use of an aspirating needle to collect eggs could possibly cause bleeding, infection or damage to the bowel, bladder or a blood vessel. Risks are also associated with general anesthesia, if used. Ectopic pregnancy. About 2 to 5 percent of women who use IVF will have an ectopic pregnancy Then the fertilized egg can’t survive outside the uterus, and there’s no way to continue the pregnancy.
The age of the mother is the primary risk factor in the development of birth defects, no matter how the child is conceived. More research is needed to determine whether babies conceived using IVF might be at increased risk of certain birth defects. Some experts believe that the use of IVF does not increase the risk of having a baby with birth defects. Although some early studies suggested there may be a link between certain medications used to stimulate egg growth and the development of a specific type of ovarian tumor, more recent studies do not support these findings. Use of IVF can be financially, physically and emotionally draining. Support from counselors, family and friends can help you and your partner through the ups and downs of infertility treatment. Here are some of the keypoints to focus on if you happen considering the clinic like the one we used (BioTex, Kiev). 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!!


#36

Unfortunately those over the age of 40+ who are trying to become parents through ivf meet the failure quite often. It’s known that medical statistics confirms that at the age of 40-45 it’s more difficult for a woman to not only get pregnant, but also to bear a healthy child.
Though this fact does not mean that it is absolutely dangerous for a woman!! There are a lot of success stories of aged happy mothers who confirm vice versa. However, with age, a woman’s ovarian reserve decreases. And this reduces the chances of getting pregnant. In addition to this issue, there could be a low mitochondrial activity. These mitochondria are very important components of any cells. Egg cells cannot do without functioning mitochondria. Those not only provide oocytes with energy, but also have their own hereditary DNA material. With a deficiency of active, functioning mitochondria in eggs, even a healthy embryo does not take and the pregnancy does not occur. In this case, successful IVF is possible with using donor mitochondria only.
Mitochondria replacement therapy is also called the “three parents method”: the procedure is based on the transplantation of mitochondria from a female donor into an egg cell of a patient who wants to become pregnant. Healthy donor mitochondria are integrated with the patient’s cells, fertilized, after which a healthy embryo is placed in the woman’s uterus.
This reproductive technology is also an alternative to surrogacy. It enables families to have genetically healthy children. Since the mitochondrial donation uses the egg of a donor, which does not contain defective mitochondria. The method is also recommended for women with a high probability of the development of mutations in mitochondrial DNA and subsequent severe illnesses in an unborn baby. Taking all this into consideration, mitochondrial donation helps barren women not only to become mothers, but also to exclude a number of genetic diseases. With the help of mitochondrial donation, a woman can bear and give birth to a child on her own without resorting to surrogacy. Isn’t this amazing?!
Found this on fb. ~ From 01.08.2019 the prices for egg and mitochondrial donation programs are increasing:
4900 EUR - 1 att of donation. 6500 EUR - 1 att with mitochondrial replacement.
6900 EUR - 2 att of donation. 9900 EUR - 2 att with mitochondrial donation.
11900 EUR - 5 att of donation. 14900 EUR - 5 att with mitochondrial donation.
Also starting from 01.09.2019 the price for the VIP package with them will be 64900 EUR. The waiting time for the 1st att at a VIP package will be 4 months, and at a Standard package - up to 1 year.


#37

Mitochondrial replacement therapy is one of the innovative methods to treat infertility. This option is relevant to women over forty years old who have treated infertility with no luck. In the most of cases women have a low functional activity of mitochondria. And those in their turn are the most important components of any cell. Mitochondria are often called “cellular power plants”. It’s so because of their ability to convert nutrient molecules into energy. Mitochondria provide eggs with the necessary energy for normal functioning. A woman facing the constant failure, needs to restore the mitochondria of oocytes…Taking into consideration the number of eggs decreases with age. If there are not enough functionally active mitochondria in the eggs, then it is possible to become a mother using mitochondrial donation + IVF. Fertility specialists find an egg donor with high functional mitochondrial activity. These healthy mitochondria are taken from the donor’s egg cell, integrated with the patient’s cells, then fertilized with the sperm of the husband/partner. A healthy embryo is then transferred to the uterus. 1 shot of mitochondria donation + ivf abroad, for ex., costs 6500 euros. Just for general outlook, I’ve got interested in this option myself.
Hope my message finds you well.


#38

Thank you, millie1. I myself have only positive experience after we visited our clinic for the first time… A nice place to be in. People seem busy all the time. This is yet another another thing with this country -lol. If you’re told to wait for 10 mins it easily turns into half an hour) Thankfully we’ve already been used to, so had nothing wrong with waiting longer with clinic’s comfort. We were also surprised how clean everything was. Almost shiny which was quite unexpectedly with all those lines! Our dr is a pleasant understanding woman highly respected at the place. We’ve read a lot they treat the toughest cases which is crusial. There are no age limits for their patients just the health ones. (Which definiely shows they are sure they can cope). We saw all modern facilities, nothing out of date - which means nothing. They seem to invest big money into their clients’ comfort whilst undergoing treatments. Also we were amazed to see their all inclusive plans but for real. (As you never know about the hidden issues unless you come to the place - with them we had none!) We read attentively the contract and felt free to ask for explanations. Our manager was great! We had no language barrier while talking with the stuff (surprisingly for no additional price!). Dh and I underwent the required tests. These were blood tests for both, pap smear and sperm count as was supposed. Dr studied our medical records. She performed transvaginal ultrasound check and evaluated our chances. She made the decision that the program could be performed and authorized. We signed the agreements and made the first payment. Then dr explained us the treatment plan. She gave us the meds needed for the subsequent protocol ( Their cost is covered by the package price) and soon we were free. We had the opportunity to go sightseeing with our ‘driver-guide’ lol who was also super! This was truly a nice beginning of our journey…


#39

I’ll add. nowadays women over 40 who had multiple failed ivf cycles can get prego and carry a genetically related baby. This is possible through the mitochondria donation treatment. Those are just some general facts one isn’t usually aware about. Mitochondria convert nutrients into energy. This very energy is needed to manage many processes in organism. A mitochondrion provides energy needed to ensure effective functioning of organs. There is often a decline in mitochondria function in oocytes of women 40+. That can be the reason for implantation failure. Mitochondrial disfunction can lead to multiple failed IVF cycles. This is how it’s done. Healthy mitochondria are retrieved from a donor’s egg and transferred to a patient’s egg. Then the oocyte is fertilized and a healthy embryo is transferred into a patient’s uterus. A mitochondrial donor is not a genetic parent of a future baby, Donated mitochondria account for less than per cent of the baby’s DNA.One more important thing is that women who donate their mitochondria will not have any rights for the baby. Mitochondrial donation is anonymous. No doubt, infertility is a global health issue that is breaking records… Surrogacy and egg donation treatment are becoming first choices for women. Mitochondrial donation makes it possible for a woman to carry and give birth to a child genetically related to both parents on her own. Three-parent baby program allows thousands of infertile women all around the world to carry and give birth to genetically related to them babies. The package costs usually depend on the number of attempts.


#40

It is always better to consult a well qualified and highly experienced doctor for an effective treatment. After all IVF deals with the future of your family.


#41

The only thing I can say you should stay strong. It’s so important not to get disheartened whilst being in the process. I know it must be hard though our stories differ much. But there is noone but you to fight it. I’m sending all my supportive thoughts to you. I’m praying for your soon luck. I know it will take time but I truly believe it will work out for you like it did for me. We went de ivf route. 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 just like about any other kind of treatment. I used to avoid them and have my mind at peace.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!! I’m wishing you the best of luck with your new clinic. I hope the process will go on faster for you with the best outcomes only. You should believe the greatest reward is ahead!