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|Hi, everybody! Iím infertile due to a bad oocyte quality and a tough PCOS. I have already had a laparoscopy and three BFN IVFs. When we had our last IVF protocol, the doctor told us that I need a donor egg to conceive. We live in Germany, and, unfortunately, this procedure is forbidden here, so we have to go somewhere abroad to get a donor egg. There are loads of country where egg donation is allowed, but we got interested in one Ukrainian clinic Ė Biotexcom. We decided to contact it because there are many favorable feedbacks about this clinic in the internet. We also liked its fees and services.
Two weeks ago we visited Kiev, and here is my feedback about this clinicÖ
Firstly, we were unpleasantly surprised to find out that Biotexcom is a small clinic situated in a tiny private mansion. They do have loads of patients, but they canít treat all of them properly.
The administrator, clinic managers, doctors and other staff are very unfriendly and formal there. They treat you like one of many infertile clients who come to them daily. In addition, they try to spend as little time as they can on talking with their clients. We didnít like it very much, because we had so many questions, but the clinicís representatives were too busy to answer them.
The clinicís halls were overcrowded with people of various nationalities. Some people were even sitting on the stairs to wait for their turn to consult a doctor. We waited nearly two hours before the doctor was ready to speak to us.
Overall, we were a little bit shocked by a cold and formal reception in this clinic. If they have so many patients and canít organize their work properly, do they provide all them with qualitative medical services???
P.S. We met one couple from Germany. They were getting an egg donation in Biotexcom. They were also displeased with the way the clinic managers treated their clients. For instance, the husband complained that he couldnít hand over his sperm because it was a large queue of other couples on that day and he had to come another day. As a result the couple had to stay in Kiev longer than they expected.
They also told us about the apartment they were provided by the clinic. It was a tiny flat with old furniture far from the city center. They driver always picked them up in an hour after their phone call, and they came to the clinic too late, and had to wait in a big queue.
This feedback about the clinic made us also alert. If the clinic canít organize its work properly, why do so many people come to them??? Is there anybody here who have gone to Ukraine to get their infertility treatment???
|Oh, dearÖ How terrible!!!! They shouldnít have made you wait in the queue. Reputable clinics donít treat their clients like thisÖ Hun, why have you chosen them as your final destination??? If youíre still interested in them, you may check their success rates. You may also check the way they choose donors for their clients.
|Hi, ladies. I used to cycle in this clinic and it was ok. Now Iím a happy mom of a two-years-old boy, and Iím very thankful to Biotexcom fertility specialists for an opportunity to be a mom. Before visiting this clinic we did visited various fertility forums and read quite a lot feedbacks about Biotexcom there. Most of them were positive ones. We even found the fact that they have helped a 66-year-old woman get pregnant. I think itís really amazing.
|Hi! Iím also interested in cycling in Ukraine. Iím infertile because of a low ovarian reserve. I canít get pregnant anymore because I donít ovulate. I think egg donation is my only chance to conceive. We plan to do egg donation in the UK. Sunnygirl, how have they found a donor for you?
|When we planned to visit the clinic for the first time, weíve sent them a short description of the woman who we want to be our egg donor. They used a special software to find an appropriate egg donor from their database. When we signed up a contract with them, we could even see the donorís 3D photo. It was so exciting! Egg donation is totally anonymous in Ukraine. It means none will get information about us or our baby. We wonít also get information about the donor except her profile and 3D photo.
|Hi! Iím also infertile, and my problem is a low ovarian reserve. I ovulate very rarely. My gyny tells me that I may face an early menopause soon. The problem is Iím childless. Iím married and my hubby wants a child. We tried several IVFs but they didnít work. Now we want to try ED. Weíre also interested in Ukraine. Hun, is it safe to go there?
|Hi, Blackie17. Nice to meet, dear. We were in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. All in all, it was ok. The city turned to be very peaceful and modern. The prices are really low there. However, we didnít have to look for an apartment. The clinic supplied us with a comfortable three-room flat not far from the city center. They even offered us free meals cooked in the restaurant. It was really handy. We were met at the airport by the driver. He took us to the clinic every time we needed this. Finally, our program manager was our interpreter so we didnít have any problems in communicating with the doctors in the clinic. Once youíve chosen the clinic, check whether they will supply you with the same things. They will make your ED trip as a real holiday. I wish you good luck. X
|Sounds cool! Itís great that they have supplied you with an accommodation and transportation services. You didnít have to look for an apartment or find the clinic in the city by yourself. However, did they charge any additional fee for these services. Some fertility clinics sometimes do thisÖ What about Biotexcom? Did they ask you to do any additional tests?
|The clinic charges only a fixed sum. It means you make a single payment and donít pay any more. As weíre going to book several shots, the payment will be divided into several installments. I think itís really handy. The payment may be made either in cash or via a bank transfer. All these things are included in the contract weíre to sign up with the clinic. What do you think about it?
|The things youíve written in your last post sound quite ok. I like the fact that they charge a fixed sum. For me, Iís really very handy. At least, youíll be able to plan your expenses and wonít be overcharged. Hun, will you use fresh or frozen eggs for your ED IVF. As far as I know, fresh eggs are considered to be more effective than frozen ones. My close friend used to cycle with her own frosties. She managed to conceive after the second cycle.
|hi, i'm sorry you are so dissatisfied with experience you had..but it sounds a little weird to me. i haven't been to that clinic yet but i'm just going to. i read a lot about it and contacted with a coordinator, well, i was assured that we wouldnt face such issues you described. anyways, lines it's not the worst thing in the world and if you want to be a mom then you need to be patient. however, if you feel so bad about it then you shouldn't go there, you couldn't be obkective even if everything goes well.
Iíve caught the main line of the claims. I donít see any problems. Always there are good and bad views and feedbacks after cooperation with different service providing institutions. I interrupted to the comments because of having had a conversation to one lady who was there in biotex and brought very positive impressions from there. she said she had been sutisfied with all sides of their working.
And also mentioned above queues seemed as not bad sign. it tells they are atractive to the massive number of the clients. As for me I would choose the center which is popular. I see a reasonableness of this.
|We used fresh eggs for our ED IVF. They are considered to be the best for ED IVF programs. When we choose the donor, the RE who works in the clinic studied my menstrual cycle and determined the best day for the embryos transfer. I had to take birth control pills to synchronize my periods with the donorís ones. My hubbyís sperm was picked up and used to fertilize the donorís oocytes. Three embryos were transferred into my uterus. I had to take hormone medicines to support my possible pregnancy. And the main thing, I did get pregnant!!! I made the first pregnancy test and it turned to be a positive one. I took hormone medicines up to the 12th week of pregnancy.