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
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!!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.