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Help to choose the best clinic

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Hi, ladies. I’ve decided to write to you, because I need your help. Firstly, some words about myself. I’m 31 years old, and have been diagnosed PCOS since my early teens. I’m very much overweight, that’s why it’s difficult for me to conceive. In addition the doctors revealed a low ovarian reserve… As you see I’m in a double trouble.
We had tried several IVFs, but both results were BFN. The last IVF protocol revealed that I have oocytes of bad quality. The doctor advises us to try IVF with DE.
I’m British, but I married a Frenchman, and we live in France at present. Unfortunately, egg donation is forbidden in France, so we decided to get our egg donation program somewhere abroad.
We’ve chosen Ukrainian clinic Biotexcom. The clinic has loads of favorable feedbacks on fertility forums, and we even spoke with one woman who had a very positive experience of dealing with this clinic.
However, when we came to Ukraine, we’ve noticed that things weren’t so positive in a real life.
Firstly, Biotexcom can’t be called a real clinic because it’s situated in a small private mansion. I reckon, a true clinic should have a big building with big halls and enough doctor’s offices. Unfortunately, you can’t say this about Biotexcom.
Secondly, the clinic is always overcrowded. They have so many patients, that there isn’t a vacant place even to stay. When we visited them for the first time, we saw some couples sitting on the stairs. One woman felt bad, but the clinic administrator didn’t even propose them to visit the doctor out of turn.
Overall, this clinic can’t organize its work properly.
The staff is extremely busy due to a great number of visitors. All of them speak with your very formally, and some of them even look a little bit hostile. Of course, it’s a little bit unpleasant when you can’t speak with the doctor in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
When we were talking to a clinic’s fertility specialist, the door of the office was opened by visitors several times.
One couple told us that they had to come to the clinic several times before the doctor was ready to meet them. For me, it’s really disgusting!!!!!
We visited another clinic where the things were different: empty halls, polite staff and very soothing doctor. However, we aren’t sure that this clinic will give us qualitative services.
I just want to ask you to share your thoughts and ideas about Biotexcom. Should this clinic be trusted or not???


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moonmoonmoonmoon
posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am sorry for your losses and your negative experiences with a clinic in Ukraine. I can recommend you looking at fertilityfriends co uk or http://eggdonationfriends.com/ where you would find tons of info on clinics that offer ivf with de. Hope this helps. Good luck with yr treatment

BlackieemiBlackieemi
posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
Hi, dear. Very sorry for your experience. I’ve also met several feedback about biotexcom on different fertility forums. Most of them were ok, but several ladies also complained about a great amount of patients they have. Maybe, if they have so many clients, it’s a good a sign??? If I were on your shoes, I would get more information about their success rates. I think it’s more important than anything else…

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 8 months 4 days ago
Hi, everybody! Thanks for your messages!!! All in all, the success ratings of this clinic seem rather good. I’ve contacted several women on various fertility forums the other days, and all of them wrote me that they didn’t like waiting in the queues. However, they did praised the fertility specialists, they met there. As for me, it’s the main thing, because I’m going to pay money for the assistance of becoming pregnant.
My hubby phoned the clinic manager the other days, and told them about the things we didn’t like about this clinic. They offer to visit them one more time, so we don’t know what to do further…

BlackieemiBlackieemi
posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
I think you should trust your gut in this case. Finding a good fertility specialist is a key moment in your egg donation program. Of course, lots of things depend on the donor oocyte quality, but all those manipulations do need deep knowledge and good skills. The fact that you consider this clinic an effective one makes your choice quite reasonable. It’s also nice that the clinic’s representatives promised you to organize your next visit better. However, I would recommend you to read the contract extremely attentively before signing up anything. Did they require any medical test results from you and your hubby?

mia2016mia2016
posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
Hi! I dealt with Biotexcome ten months ago. At present I have a seven month pregnancy and I’m really happy. The clinic is ok. Its specialists are real experts. I was diagnosed with a very tough PCOS and couldn't conceive after several IVFs. The fertility specialist who was in charge of our program prescribed me some vitamins and sport. As a result, I got pregnant after the first shot and it was really awesome. The clinic does have some problems in organizing its work, but it will be ok if you tell your manager about the things you don’t like in time. They often try to fix all their patient’s problems immediately.

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
Mia2016, thanks for your feedback. I want to meet the clinic’s representatives one more time to make sure in everything by myself. If they fix the things, it will be great! If not, I will quit them and try my luck in another place.
P.S. My hubby tells me that I should stop drinking coffee before the program starts. Did you do anything to enhance your chances to conceive like taking vitamins or giving up bad habits?

mia2016mia2016
posted 7 months 2 weeks ago
Hi, tastycherry! Really glad for you! I don’t think you should do anything special to get ready for the program. I was required to pass certain medical tests including blood tests and ultrasound check ups. I think it should be done to help the doctors make sure that everything is ok. My doctor in charge told me that he needs to see how healthy I am to conceive, carry and give birth to a child. In adition, I was required to follow all the doctor’s instructions otherwise the program might be terminated. If I were you, I wouldn’t take any vitamins unless I get a doctor consultation.

TyronmartTyronmart
posted 7 months 1 week ago
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moonmoonmoonmoon
posted 7 months 1 week ago
So, what's the problem?

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 7 months 1 week ago
I don’t think that the post written by Tyronmart is helpful for me by any means. I’m not going to deal with any spells cause I don’t believe in magic. However, I need a good piece of advice before starting doing anything. Yesterday, I’ve read an article on the internet about PCOS. The author states that the key moment in getting pregnant is to lose weight. I’m obese, that’s why I think I’ll get more chances to conceive if I lose some weight. Is there anybody here to share your stories of losing weight? Please, share them with me.
P.S. I would also like to ask people who were in Ukraine to tell me something about this country as I’m going to visit it soon. Especially, I’m interested in Kiev, the capital city.

happymaggyhappymaggy
posted 7 months 6 days ago
Hi! I was in Ukraine a year ago. It’s a nice country and a very cheap one. You can have a nice dinner at a luxurious restaurant for a very small amount of money. Kiev is an old city. There are lots of things to do there. I did a small tour around the city and liked it very much. I think you will like it. Good luck dear! Xxx

DanielaMDanielaM
posted 7 months 1 day ago
Hi, tastycherry. I’m also interested in Ukraine. I want to visit it to get a consultation of one fertility specialist. However, neither I nor my husband know Russian or Ukrainian. I think we would speak English or at least hire an interpreter to follow us. Could you also tell us where we can get a cheap apartment? I’ve read the post written by happymaggy, and hope the things are really so…

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
Hi, DanielaM! Happymaggy has written the truth. Ukraine is rather cheap. You haven’t written about your health issues, so I don’t know the reason why you want to visit Ukraine. I went there to get a donor egg as I have a tough PCOS. I don’t have much information about other clinics, but if you choose the one I’ve contacted, you won’t have to hire an interpreter. The clinic will provide you with all necessary things such as apartment, meals and interpreter.

CaroLine2016CaroLine2016
posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
Hi, tastycherry. I’m also interested in Ukrainian reproductive clinic Biotexcom. I visited their official website and read the information about their services there. Do they really use fresh eggs for their ED program? Do they have a large donor database?
P.S. You see, I have Chinese roots. I need to find a donor with the same appearance characteristics.
Do they have donors for such patients?

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
I think Biotexcom does have a large donor database. At least. I think so! When we were in clinic for the first time, we saw quite a lot patients there. They seemed to be from around the world. One couple was from China. They also came for ED. Our program manager told me that the clinic provides its clients with fresh eggs. It means that you’ll have to take special medicine to synchronize your periods with the donor’s ones. Then you’ll have to come to the clinic on the exact day to pick up your hubby’s sperm, fertilize the donor’s eggs and transfer embryos into your uterus.

CaroLine2016CaroLine2016
posted 6 months 1 week ago
Tastycherry, thanks for your feedback. It’s cool that the clinic provides its clients with fresh eggs. I know that you get better chances to conceive if you use a fresh egg. I would also like to ask you about payments. Does the clinic charge any additional fees? I know that reproductive clinics like to do this. The initial price may be rather timid. But then they may ask you to do some expensive medical tests to make sure that everything is OK.

moonmoonmoonmoon
posted 6 months 1 week ago
CaroLine2016 - it mainly depends on a clinic. A friend of mine has undergone her ivf treatment at In*victa and paid a lump sum to include up to ulimited meds. She felt absolutely comfortable, as she concentrated on her treatment. Her doc told her that the policy of no extra costs is strictly controlled by the clinic. Good luck on yr journey

tastycherrytastycherry
posted 6 months 1 week ago
I quite agree with Moonmoon. The clinic I’ve dealt with charges only a fixed sum. It means that you pay only a certain sum of money and nothing more. I think it’s very handy. This sum of money may be divided into several installments. You pay them as you programs goes on. I think it’s very handy.

CaroLine2016CaroLine2016
posted 6 months 4 days ago
Girls, thanks for your replies. I would certainly take it into consideration the information you’ve given to me. At present I’m thinking what to do further. We want to visit Biotexcom. I’ve also found several good feedbacks about them on various feedbacks. However, some ladies write that the clinic is too small. They take too many patients and can’t serve them properly. Is it true?

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