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Thisismytime18 Sat 03-Oct-15 07:20:05

I'm looking to see if anyone has had any success with egg donor IVF abroad. I am 42 and within the last 18months I have had 3 miscarriages. Due to my age my Dh and I have decided to try IVF. We are heading to Prague for our initial appointment with the transfer hopefully happening in December. We have agreed before we start that we will try three times, if no success that will be the end of our baby journey.

purplemeggie Mon 05-Oct-15 22:14:08

Hello Mytime. Not successful (yet), but I wanted to say hello and good luck because I'm also doing DE IVF in Prague. Which clinic are you with? I'm at Arleta.

Maurice169 Wed 07-Oct-15 19:10:22

I'm 46 and halfway through my donor egg IVF pregnancy. We went to Quiron Barcelona for our treatment, they were brilliant. They found our donor in 4 weeks.
We were prepared to try 3or4 times but amazingly it worked first time for us. We have 1 more grade A embryo still there, which they will keep for us up to 2 years. So if this one goes well we may go back?.
Good Luck!

MrsH14 Thu 08-Oct-15 15:04:11

Can I ask why you are going abroad for donor eggs? I'm thinking about being a donor and am curious. Thanks

purplemeggie Thu 08-Oct-15 21:53:58

Hello MrsH. I have secondary infertility. I'd spent a year trying own egg IVF, I was 41 and my ds was 6 1/2. I was told that I could go on the waiting list in the UK, but it was at least a year and potentially 18 months at my clinic. I felt I was too old, and the gap between DCs would be too great to wait that long. I could do donor egg IVF straight away in a Czech clinic.

As another factor, the laws overseas and the laws here on who can be a donor, are different. In the UK, donors must be under 35 and must either have completed their family or be donating eggs as part of their own fertility treatment (i.e. egg sharing). This contributes to the long waiting lists: these days fewer people have completed their families by 35 and many people who would love to share eggs in order to reduce the price of their own fertility treatment, don't find out that they need treatment until they are over 35.

MrsH14 Thu 08-Oct-15 22:56:58

Thank you purplemeggie. I didn't realise it was such a long wait for donor eggs. It's helped me feel more sure about being a donor. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Maurice169 Fri 09-Oct-15 09:32:38

The clinic we went to here in London said there's a waiting list of between 1-2 years for a donor. Where as Quiron Barcelona the wait would only be a month or two.
Apparently as the law here states at 18 the child can find the genetic donor and that's put a lot of donors off. In Barcelona it's totally anonymous.

purplemeggie Fri 09-Oct-15 11:24:01

Thank you MrsH - it's a very generous thing that you are contemplating doing and would make a huge difference to someone's life. flowers

miamiaMo Sun 11-Oct-15 12:18:26

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Thisismytime18 Sun 18-Oct-15 21:07:11

Hi Ladies I am so sorry I haven't responded but I didn't get any notification that anyone had replied. We are going to Praga Medica GEST clinic. Our first appointment is 16th November with the transfer hopefully happening in December. I have decided to go abroad due to costs and also the donor information will not be available for our child(fingers crossed) to trace when they turn 18.

Thisismytime18 Sun 18-Oct-15 21:10:24

Congratulations maurice that's fantastic news. purple how has your journey been?

alockie Mon 09-Nov-15 15:08:31

Thisismytime18 - Best of luck

Snowdog37 Fri 16-Dec-16 16:29:56

This is a very old thread but I'm hoping Thisismytime sees this! We are also going to Praga Medica next month and I'd love to know how your cycle went and what you thought of the clinic? 💐

Hopefullmummy2be Sat 17-Dec-16 00:49:51

Hi ladies x I've been looking into Prague and Barcelona also. May I be very rude and ask how much you're paying please? I'm at the end of my nhs possibilities and have really got to think about private but we are both full time students (I'm 42..he's 43) and I'm disabled. Nhs hasn't made this easy! Thanks and good luck xxx

Cutesbabasmummy Sat 17-Dec-16 09:42:08

We have a 22 month old from an egg donor pregnancy via IVI Alicante. They were linked with our UK clinic so we had everything but my husband's supermarket collection and the embryo transfers in the UK. No waiting list at all and we had a choice of donors xx

Snowdog37 Wed 11-Jan-17 20:36:18

We've just met with a dr there and been quoted around €4000 for the "Optimum" donor egg ivf program, at Gest. They guarantee 5 eggs and 2 high quality embryos. My meds were less than £50. Am really impressed so far and will be cycling in June.

EllenWooding Tue 24-Jan-17 14:47:40

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VictoT Fri 17-Nov-17 15:44:29

My partner and I are considering IVF with donor eggs / donor embryos abroad. We have just start researching options and would like your feedback. Is there a clinic you recommend? What factored into your decision? Was the treatment a success? And, how was your experience with the clinic(s) you chose?

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