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Jstar
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Hi, everybody. I came here to ask you to help me choose a clinic for my egg donation program. Several words about myself. I’m 30 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 22 and have been TTC for nearly 5 years without any positive results. After my last IVF the doctor advised us to try to conceive with the help of a donor egg. Unfortunately, cycling in the USA is too expensive for us now. My husband and I got interested one Ukrainian clinic. It’s situated in Kiev and its name is Biotexcom. We decided to contact this clinic because we found loads of positive feedbacks about it on various fertility forums. We even spoke with one woman who had her egg donation program in Kiev last year and give a birth to lovely son. The boy resembled her greatly though he was conceived with the help of a donor egg. We contacted them via the phone, and we liked how they talked with us. However, when we came to Kiev we were a little bit frustrated. Firstly, we didn’t expect to find out that the clinic was so tiny. It was situated in a small private house. We visited it twice and every time it was overcrowded with people of various nationalities.
We met loads of Chinese and Indian patients there. The atmosphere was noisy and unpleasant. The staff was constantly going forwards and backwards. It seemed that the telephone was ringing for ages and nobody wanted to answer to it… The clinic administrator showed us by her facial expression that she was bored to death by our question why we had to wait in the queue to meet the clinic’s representatives. We used to visit another Ukrainian clinic the other days, and everything was different there. It was called Nadia. Firstly, the clinic halls were empty. The administrator was friendly, and the doctor soothing. We liked the way we were treated there, but we didn’t like that the clinic’s halls were empty. To be frank, it looked like we were in a horror film, because not a single soul was there. We didn’t sign contracts with any clinic and went back home. Now we have to decide whether to come back to Ukraine and choose one of these clinics, or go and try to get the egg donation in other clinic or maybe another country. I just want to get to know your opinion about both of these clinics. If the clinic is overcrowded with the patients, but the staff is cold and unfriendly, what does this mean??? I need your advice because I really don’t know what to do further…

Sunnygirl
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Joined: 01/18/2017

Sounds not very good, hun! They shouldn’t have made you wait so much time in the waiting rooms. As far as I know, reputable clinics don’t do this. If it’s a professional institution, they would do all possible things to serve their clients well!!! Why have you chosen them? If I were in your shoes, I would quit them as soon as possible…
P.S. If you’re still interested in them, you may check their success rates at any rate…

Jstar
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Frankly speaking, we did do our homework before visiting this clinic. We googled quite a lot of fertility forums and found loads about this clinic. The clinic seems to be really popular among infertile couples around the world. Infertile couples choose it because of their reasonable prices and attractive packages of services. These were the main reasons why we had chosen them. I understand that this clinic may be really popular among infertile couples. However, why can’t they organize their work properly? It’s the main secret for me…

Kindwoman
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Joined: 02/04/2017

Hi! If I were in your shoes, I would check the way they are going to choose a donor for you. I think, It’s vital to do this as soon as possible, as you must be sure that the eggs are of high quality. I think it would be perfect if the donor is a young woman. She must also be totally healthy. You may also ask the clinic’s representatives to check the donor’s heredity. Just do these things, and you’ll see whether it’s worth dealing with them or not.

Jstar
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We have to sign up a contract with the clinic. In this contract, you may read the criteria the clinic uses in finding egg donors for their clients. Firstly, they deal with young women of 18-25 years old. These women should be healthy. They have to do a number of tests to be accepted as egg donors. They should also be moms of healthy children. Having one healthy baby is a real must. Finally, these women should have a healthy heredity. Their parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles shouldn’t have any hereditary diseases. This is the way how the clinic is going to find an egg donor for us.

Kindwoman
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Ok, I see, hun. It’s good that they are dealing with young and healthy women. The fact that they’re going to check the donor’s heredity also sounds great. However, will you use fresh or frozen eggs for your egg donation program. As far as I know, fresh eggs are more effective than frozen ones. However, there are ladies who conceive with frozen eggs too. What do you think about it, hun?

Kindwoman
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Joined: 02/04/2017

Jstar how are you?

Jstar
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I know that both fresh and frozen eggs are ok. I’ve also read loads of posts where women told that they had managed to conceive with the help of frosties. I plan to use fresh eggs. When we sign up a contract with the clinic and choose an egg donor, the fertility specialist will study my menstrual cycle and determine the date of our next visit to the clinic. I will have to take hormone medicines to synchronize my periods with the donor’s ones. When we visit the clinic for the second time, my hubby’s sperm will be picked up and used to fertilize the donor’s eggs. Then three embryos will be transferred into my uterus. I will have to take hormone medicines to support my possible pregnancy. In two weeks, the first pregnancy test should be done. In case of a positive result, the hormones should be taken up to the twelfth week of pregnancy.