Good luck for BT tomorrow
Hey Vix, is Greece on the cards because of your ethnic background? I heard Thailand and south africa also have some options...
We were hoping to see with our ivf whether or not my eggs had been messed up by my first major autoimmune attack where I was not properly medicated. Thailand was the back up plan I've had in my mind leading up to this... But I think that was mainly cause its not too far away and I read an good article about it in the daily mail. Anyway, traveling for a donor is something I would totally consider too, but ill be crossing my fingers that there is something that can be done here for u, a new protocol or something.
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I think my headache has gone! Yay - well at the moment anyway - started to ease late this afternoon. I have a BT tomorrow but that is just to test for Progesterone levels, then final test the following Friday 9th Aug.
I really hope your cycle doesn't get cancelled! Fingers crossed for you.
Good luck to the rest of you testing tomorrow!
Hi Frenchy and BerraBrooder,
We're thinking Greece for a couple of reasons. Firstly because that was what our FS suggested. Also because DH is Greek so it feels intrinsically good. Greece and Spain seem to get a lot of medical tourism traffic, especially from the UK and so there is a lot on UK forums about the clinics there. It's also faster and cheaper than using the World Egg Bank (WEB) - which would bring eggs to me here in Oz.
WEB lets you see photos of the donor which is awesome, and quite a history of the donor and her family, but can cost around $25,000 to $40,000 if the donor does a fresh cycle, I think you only get 7 eggs, and there isn't actually a lot of donors who are prepared to donate to Australians (so all Aussies using WEB are picking from the same small bunch - although one donor can't have more than ten children, after that they can't donate here anymore). The reluctance is because once the donor child is 18 they can get the donor's details. Anonymous donors in Oz are pretty few and far between, and I don't like the idea of a known donor - and I'm not really sure I'd know anyone who would actually do it rather than make the flippant "Oh yeah - of course!" comment in general conversation.
The down side to Greece is that the clinic picks the donor, you don't see photos or anything but just get some basic information - I'm not sure yet how much. And the donation is completely anonymous - the child would never know who the donor was, and I think some kids will really struggle with that, no matter how well the parents handle it. The clinics try to match you with a donor that looks most like you. Apparently there are hundreds of donors cycling at any given time. So I've started selecting the photos to send to the clinic - photos where I'm having a good hair/thin/pretty day :-) Some clinics (e.g. Serum IVF) let you make requests - I'd love it if the donor was sporty and a bit academic, I know there is the whole nature vs nuture thing, but I'd just feel better making some requests for charcteristics. I'm a pretty organised/controlled type so its hard for me to hand over the choice of my donor so completely - and to complete strangers! Greece costs $15,000 to $20,000 including her treatment, flights and accomodation. It also takes only 6 - 14 weeks to receive the transfer depending on which clinic and (if making a special request) whether your cycle matches the donor. Greece also transfers more embryos than is allowed in Oz, often around 3 or 4 for someone my age. We would only transfer two though - I'd have to be convinced that 3 was wise! A selective reduction would break my heart.
Wow - I've written a novel! I'll shut up now . You never know ladies, maybe I'll be UTD for Xmas
Good luck to everyone for all the tests etc tomorrow xxx
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Hey Vix, that's really good info- I've not read a lot about Greece so really useful. I know Mary Coustas has been very public about her fertility battle and had gone to Greece for donor eggs but I did not know about the level of anonymity!
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Wow...lots happening...I can't keep up!
Quick message to say GOOD LUCK to all those having their beta test tomorrow....MGC, Cappy, Bedlover and anyone else I may have missed.
Hope you get your miracle
Lots of to everyone else too
Congrats Wishnhope! Brilliant news.
Funny you mention mini breaks. My DH surprised me today the he booked a long weekend away starting tomorrow. He even organised with my work for me to have the day off!
However, AF and BT were both supposed to be tomorrow, and if it is in fact a BFN and I get AF tomorrow, I am straight into a stim cycle and need another BT Saturday and start injecting Sunday - all while away!!!
Sooo... I had to scramble and had BT this arvo and picked up meds to take away with us. Then I will have to drive to the nearest big town first thing Saturday morning for bloods!!
So funny being at the clinic with my bag of meds then getting a blood test - they weren't expecting me to be having a preg test !!!
I get results tomorrow but 99% confident it is bfn.
Good luck to all the girls testing tomorrow. How exciting!!!
Whoo hoo! Congrats on the BFPs ladies! So lovely to read!
Good luck all you 2nd aug testers! Will be wishing and hoping for you all!
I test on tues 6th! But I'm feeling a bit crampy, like AF wants to come but progesterone wont let it :-(
Anyway, Night all! Will be dreaming of BFPs :-)
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