PCOS and egg donation

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  • #36978 Reply

    Kathrine

    Hi, everybody! I need your help. I suffer from a tough PCOS, but want to become a mummy very much. Several months ago I underwent anti-muller test which revealed a low ovarian reserve. My gyny recommends me not to try IVF and go straight to egg donation program. We’ve decided to contact Biotexcom. It’s a reproductive clinic, which is situated in the capital city, Kiev. We liked the way we were met at the airport and treated afterwards. However, when we came to the clinic for the first time to meet its representatives, we were a little bit shocked. The clinic is tiny. Narrow and small halls and too overcrowded… I wonder, if the clinic is really small, why do they take so many patients? We spent hours staying in the queue in order to speak with the clinic’s representatives. In addition, I saw many couples with newly born babies. Why don’t the clinic owners open a separate office where couple with small children would come??? I don’t think it’s right to make them come to overcrowded clinic where you can meet people from over the world. You never know whether a person who is near your baby healthy or not. I saw how a man was coughing constantly and a couple with a newly born baby was staying near him. It was really disgusting!!!! The staff of this clinic is really awful. The administrator at the reception desk is extremely unfriendly. She doesn’t know how to treat her clients. The first day we came to the clinic, she answered us in a loud unfriendly voice. When we tried to get some additional derails, she asked us to contact our program manager and started to speak with another couple. The same can be said about the clinic’s doctor. She looks very confident and you want to trust her, but she speaks with you very formally. Frankly speaking, I don’t like such attitude. I would like to get a warmer reception. We’ve decided not to sign up a contract yet, because we didn’t like the building where the clinic was situated and the way we were treated there. However, the clinic was overcrowded with patients, and I saw loads of couples with small children. Can it be a good sign? Or maybe, it’s better to go somewhere else where the staff is friendlier???
    P.S. Maybe, there is someone here who has visited Ukrainian reproductive clinics, especially I’m interested in Biotexcom. Would you please share your experience with me???

    #37079 Reply

    emily

    Hi! I think this clinic isn’t worth choosing. They treat their clients so unprofessionally. Hun, why have you chosen them??? Have you checked their success rates? Have googled some information about them on the internet. I would also advise you to visit various fertility forums. You may also find some feedbacks of their former patients there…

    #37401 Reply

    kathrine

    Hi, Emily. Nice to meet you, dear! The thing is Biotexcom seemed to be a reputable clinic at first. We tried to google some information about it on the internet before visiting them. There were quite a lot of favorable feedback about them on various fertility forums and message boards. We visited their official website and got an opportunity to read the samples of the contracts they offer their clients to sign up. We liked a set of services they trade and their prices aren’t too high. These were the main reasons why we had chosen this clinic as our final destination.

    #37516 Reply

    Millie

    I think you should pay attention to the way they’re going to choose an egg donor for you. For me, it’s a key moment in choosing a reproductive clinic. I guess it should be a young woman. She must be totally healthy and have an excellent heredity. If I were in your shoes, I would also check the way they’re going to treat your egg donor. This woman does a great job! She deserves the best of the best!!!

    #37673 Reply

    kathrine

    I quite agree with you, hun. I wouldn’t deal with the clinic that deceives the egg donors it deals with. Our program manager told us that biotexcom provides egg donors with decent money compensation for their eggs. They also pay all their transportation, living and medical expenses. However, the clinic has a set of requirements the woman should match to become an egg donor. Firstly, she should be 18-25 years old. Secondly, the woman must be totally healthy. She must be mum of at least one healthy child delivered naturally. The clinic’s doctors will also check the donor’s heredity. Her parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles shouldn’t have any hereditary diseases.

    #37792 Reply

    Anna Marie

    Hi, Kathrine. I am in the same boat like. I’m infertile due to a very low ovarian reserve. I produce oocytes very rarely. In addition, they aren’t of a good quality. We tried an IVF but it didn’t work. Now, we want to try an IVF with donor eggs. Hun, you’ve written about the way the clinic finds and treats egg donors. However, I would like to ask you how they’re going to choose a donor for you.

    #38082 Reply

    kathrine

    Hi, Anna Marie. Nice to meet you, dear! Before visiting the clinic for the first time, we made a short description of the woman who would suit us as an egg donor. Our program manager told us that the clinic has a large database of the women who have agreed to become egg donors. They would use a special software to find an egg donor for us. If we sign up a contract with them, we’ll be able to see the donor’s 3D photo. This is how they would find a donor for us.

    #38335 Reply

    Anna Marie

    It’s cool that they provide their clients with an opportunity to see a donor’s 3D photo. However, will they charge any additional fees for this service? Some fertility clinics may do this. I have a close friend who has cycled recently. She liked the clinic and the prices they offered. However, the fertility specialist who worked there started to ask them to do loads of additional tests. It made their final ED program sum really huge.

    #38526 Reply

    kathrine

    I don’t think they would charge any additional fees. We have to sign up a contract with them. According to this contract, we have to pay a fixed sum. This sum will be divided into several installments as we’re going to book two shots. The payment may be made either in cash or via a bank transfer. This is how the things would done. What do you think about it?

    #38983 Reply

    Anna Marie

    Sounds not bad, dear! It’s great that they charge only a fixed sum and divide it into several installments. I think it’s really handy. What kind of eggs are they going to offer you? Will it be fresh or frozen eggs? As far as I know, fresh eggs are more effective than frozen ones. My close friend used to cycle with frozen eggs and managed to conceive after the second attempt.

    #39236 Reply

    kathrine

    My gyny also told me that fresh eggs are better than frozen ones. She said that frozen eggs require a certain level of expertise from a fertility specialist who would work with them. Not all fertility clinics have such specialists, so it’s always better to choose fresh eggs. I’m going to use fresh eggs for my ED IVF. After having chosen an egg donor, the fertility specialist will study my menstrual cycle. He would choose the perfect date for the embryo transfer. Up to this time, I’ll have to take birth control pills. This should be done to synchronize my periods with the donor’s ones. My hubby’s sperm will be also picked up. It will be used to fertilize the donor’s oocytes. We will have to visit the clinic one more time. During our second visit three embryos will be transferred into my uterus. I’ll have to take hormone medicines to support my possible pregnancy. The first pregnancy test should be done in two weeks. If the result is a positive one, I’ll have to take the medicine up to the 12th week of pregnancy. This is the way my ED IVF will be done. What do you think about it, hun?

    #39614 Reply

    emily

    As far as I know, it’s a standard procedure. My close friend did it here, in the USA. She described her DE IVF in the way you did. Hun, you’ve written that the clinic is situated in Ukraine. It’s pretty far, I should say. Why have you chosen it as your final destination? The country is at war now. For me, it’s not the best place for cycling…

    #40287 Reply

    kathrine

    I quite understand what you mean, hun. You won’t believe, but the things aren’t as bad as you think. We also hesitated at first whether to go there or not. We visited Biotexcom. The clinic is situated in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. I should say we liked this city very much. It seemed to be old and modern at the same time. When we came to Kiev, the clinic’s representatives sent a driver with a car to meet us. It was very handy because we didn’t have to look for the clinic. The driver took us to the clinic where we got acquainted with our program manager. The clinic provided us with a comfortable apartment not far from the city center. They also treated us to free meals. I should say that I quite liked Kiev. It turned to be a very peaceful place. When we had free time, our program coordinator organized for us a short tour around Kiev. It was exciting! If we didn’t have to visit the clinic, I thought we were on holidays.

    #41358 Reply

    jocelyn

    Hi! My DH and I want to find an appropriate clinic for DE IVF. We’ve got interested in several clinics situated in Europe. One of them is a Ukrainian reproductive clinic. We plan to visit this clinic soon, so I’m interested in getting more information about Ukrainian reproductive clinics. Could you please share the list of the tests Biotexcom require its patients to do before DE IVF. I’m really curious in getting your answers.

    #41733 Reply

    kathrine

    Hi, Jocelyn! Nice to meet! I don’t think Biotexcom requires anything special. You may visit their official website and find the list of the tests they require for DE IVF there. As far as I remember, I did several blood and hormone tests. They also require ultrasound checks. My hubby did a sperm test.
    P.S. If you visit the official website of Biotexcom, you may find the samples of the contracts they offer their clients to sign up there.

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