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    Hi Ladies,


    Yay Vixjc congrats on your BFP such a great result.


    Im thinking of doing a DE cycle in September this year. I've just had another loss, and think this might be my only option to be a mother. Plus a fab hoilday as well.

    ive sent a few emails to Serum clinic and read others reviews and they seem lovely.

    Do the clinicis provide the donors ? Or do you have go through an agency ?


    Many thanks

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    Hi congratulations on your BFP. Was it you first or second trip. We have just arrived home from Greece. It was a wonderful experience. Dr was fantastic. I got a positive test back but sadly lost it two days later. Feeling very disappointed on our return as it was an expensive process and sadly still not pregnant. Hoping to go back again but it will cost 6000E again grrr. Let me know of any other success story's or not successes story's.

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    Hey Frances, we've cycled together before and I'm so sorry for your recent loss

    I can't be more positive about Serum. They were great with me, they really worked with us to make it as convenient as possible, they were reliable, informative, consistent, considerate, helpful, discreet, professional, positive, encouraging, thorough, compassionate - getting the idea?

    They had the donors already, you don't go through an agency. Penny (the clinic director) knows them all herself and is with them for their egg retrieval. My donor is 20 years old greek, and physically similar to me, sporty and academic (those last two we asked for specifically just so she was going to be a bit like me - but you can ask for specific things and they will try to accomodate, and there are donors of other nationalities if you're more 'english' in complexion). I was staying in one of Penny's apartments which was right next door to the clinic, I saw lots of young greek lovelies going in and out of the clinic, I kept thinking "oooh they look like donors!" but of course I really have no idea There were ultimately 5 A grade embryo's and 2 medium quality ones, which I thought was a great result. If you haven't seen it already, the fertility friends website from the uk has a page with lots of info about serum ... http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/fo...topic=274114.0

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathcraig View Post
    Hi congratulations on your BFP. Was it you first or second trip. We have just arrived home from Greece. It was a wonderful experience. Dr was fantastic. I got a positive test back but sadly lost it two days later. Feeling very disappointed on our return as it was an expensive process and sadly still not pregnant. Hoping to go back again but it will cost 6000E again grrr. Let me know of any other success story's or not successes story's.
    Aw honey, that's such a shame, I'm so sorry! It's so heartbreaking when you've gone all that way, invested so much hope and spent so much money. This trip was my second ivf trip to Greece. I went the first time in November last year to Genesis clinic, got a BFP but lost it at 7 weeks. This time I went in April to Serum clinic, and had a much more positive experience, got my BFP which I'm hoping will be a stickier one this time

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    HI Kath
    Really sorry to hear that. Stay strong and positive.
    At this stage I am 9wks with Twins so hopefully that will give you some hope. That was after 10 years of trying..
    Ill keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    HI Frances

    Hi
    After many failed IVF attempts with a very reputable clinic in Sydney over 6 years I decided it was time to look into international egg donation as I had low overian reserve and was not getting many eggs to do ICSI.
    This was a very daunting decision but I really want a baby.
    After much research I decided on Greece and Embryoland with Dr Nikos Kanakas. This was the best decision I have ever made in this process. Dr Kanakas is an amazing caring and talented doctor. From my first enquiry which I did directly with the clinic to the transfer day I totally felt he only had my best interests at heart. He is amazing and I would definitely recommend him to anyone going over. They have a hotel right next door so you don’t have to worry about moving around.

    I had two embryos transferred as this was the best thing for me personally. On the day of transfer we saw the two tiny embryos on the screen and watched as they moved and embedded into my lining. This was the most amazing moment and something that was not shown to me when we did a transfer in Australia. My husband and I were amazed…
    If you have any questions I am more than happy to try and answer them. Dr Nikos and the Embryoland team really make you feel important and looked after. I feel very blessed to have discovered Dr Nikos.

    We are now 9wks pregnant with Twins.

    Another option for you.

    Good luck.

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    Hey Vixjc,

    is it tomorrow u have yr scan?
    Good luck, I hope (both?) yr bubba/s r doing great!
    I'm sure it will be a great relief 2 know all is well

    Let us know the outcome, 1,2,or possibly even 3??????

    My ivf was cancelled at the 11th hr, little embro stopped growing. Heart breaking & such a waste. Looks like Greece here we come in October hopefully. I just need to find a bag of money & off we go xx

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    Aw Dette - that sucks. I know you'd prepared for it, but it still really sucks. How is DH with it?

    I actually had my scan today cos I had a little bleed , freaked out and didn't want to wait till Thursday. So I have one little munchkin on board with a nice little heart beat I hope the next six weeks passes REALLY quickly - I want to make it to trimester two, but it seemes so very far away!

    I tell you what - if I see any bags of dosh lying around - I'll let you know

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    Hi Vixjc,

    Yay congrats such good news on your scan.Must have been so upsetting when you had that bleed.

    Ive been dealing with the serum Clinic they seem really good. So I think Greece here we go in September hope to do a cruise on the way there.


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    Hey Vixjc,

    that would have been terrifying having a bleed after all you've been through! Did the doc seem concerned?

    I'm glad to hear though, that your little bub is healthy & happy in his new home. I can certainly understand your need to hurry to the second trimester. Let's just hope the time passes quickly with no more scares. (Take it easy on mummy bub, u can stress her out later, when yr a teenager)


    Hey Francesthecat,

    im talking with serum too & hoping to go over late September, early October. We could possibly be there at the same time!!!! That would be awesome.
    Im just trying to get all the medical details etc that they require, fresh blood tests, sperm analysis & all my previous ivf try's. Lots & lots of paperwork.

    vixjc, how far in advance did you organise flights, accom, etc?



 

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