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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #7

    Great result so far kmp!
    Thank you all for your accommodation suggestions, they are really helpful.
    Patsy yes Annette has sold Molteno and is leaving at the end of May, but the new owners plan to keep everything the same.

    I can't get my plan until I have my period (god knows when that will be) - I've weaned Edie onto formula slowly over the past fortnight so hopefully in the next month or so.

    I hate that I can't take the pill (have factor V) it would make it so much easier, but I have to rely on my own wacky cycle. Have made my appt. Mid march with my FS to get my meds, but will check with my GP to see if she is willing to help with scripts. So I guess I'm back on the wagon!

    Good luck for your transfer day Kmp!

    Em x
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    Sounds like you have some great embies happening there KMP ! Wishing you all the best for tomorrow's Tx!

    Emski - I'm in awe that you are returning so quickly after Edie's arrival ! I hope all things going well that I can be as organised as you x

    #Wave# hi to everyone else 😊

    AFM - so it's Murphy's law happening right here... I had been having breakthrough bleeding and spotting since Christmas Eve while on BCP. Now that I have stopped .. Nothing! 😧
    Have been getting the usual pre AF cramping so hoping it comes through soon 😳
    To add to the 'fun' of this week DH proved his status (again😬) of being the most accident prone guy I know .. He went away for a few days with some friends to go water skiing only to return after a day because he dislocated his shoulder (three times..)

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    Can I ask what the agency fee was for? Was it for an Australian agent?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky76 View Post
    Welcome Chillout!
    Being ready to accept DE cycles can take some time but once you have decided, things can happen very quickly.

    CFC (Cape Fertility Clinic) in Cape Town is where most of the ladies here have chosen to go. Ultimately though the decision of which clinic is probably going to be dictated by the donor you chose and where they are located.

    It is very easy (with the wealth of knowledge from everyone here) to organise the whole thing yourself.

    A first point of contact would be to contact CFC and ask for an information package. This pack will also detail recommended donor agencies to work with (they should be SARSEG accred.)
    Then would come the difficult task of selecting a donor. Once you have decided on a donor you could be in Cape Town for your cycle in as little as 6-8 weeks.
    As far as costs go ours was something like the following:
    Flights for 2 $3200
    Agency fee $1400
    Clinic fees $5200

    Then there are variable costs like accommodation (depends on the standard/type of accommodation. We got an self serviced apartment for $1100 for two weeks. Extra costs will be dictated by what you chose to do in your free time while there. There are only 3 appointments so there is plenty of time to sight see

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    Hi Chillout. The agency fee is for the donor agency. They are seperate to the fertility clinic. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillout71 View Post
    Can I ask what the agency fee was for? Was it for an Australian agent?
    Hi Chillout - yes the Agency fee is for the donor agency (not an Australian agent).
    You can very easily deal directly with South African agencies via email/phone.
    They act as intermediaries between you, the clinic and your donor. The clinic can give you a list of recommended agencies.
    You cannot legally engage a donor without using a South African agency.

    My agency has been fantastic and replies to any questions etc very quickly (despite the time difference).

    They also ensure the donor goes to all appointments (ours accompanies them to all appointments), helps them with taking medications etc as well as their emotional /psychological well being during the cycle.

    They can also pass messages/gifts to your donor if you wish to send them something while cycling.

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    Hi Chillout

    The agency I use is fantastic and not the most recommended one. It was also a bit cheaper (which was not the requirement).

    Communication was amazing with replied coming very quickly by email. When the clinic was not answering questions the agency stepped in and made sure I cc'd them in all correspondence so that they could chase up zny inadequacies. I've found the agdncy far easier to deal eith than the clinic (my doctors assistant had been on maternity leave).

    Up at 3.45am to get ready to do a full day of photography on a private tour 😡. Had been midday start but swapped to get rid of people. I was nice and comfy near Stellenbosch for the night and had to cab it back to the city. Should all be worth it. Going to get sunrise shot of Table Mountain after little hike to Lion's Head secret location. This will fill in my day before transfer tomorrow. Deep breath... .. it's all happening.

    Hope you've all had a great Friday in Oz.

    Kylie

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    Hello all! I am busily researching options and got quite confused by the 65% pregnancy rate quoted by CFC. Is that foetal heartbeat per embryo transfer, live birth rate, or is it per cycle (which I understand usually involves implanting two embryos)? Also, the price is 60,000 rand - is there anything else on top? And if it is not successful but you have frozen embryos, how much is it to go back for a frozen embryo transfer? Thanks all!

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    65% I think is for a positive blood test
    On top of the clinic fees you pay for your donors reimbursment/payment approx 780 aud the donor agency fee which is dependent on which agency your donor is with (they all pretty much do the same thing) but ranges from about $1400 AUD to $3k AUD and you pay for your own meds which for me worked out to be about $600AUD and included the pre and post transfer meds through to 10 weeks of pregnancy. You also obviously pay for flights/accommodation. We spent about 15k inc flights/accommodation (4star) car hire and a good holiday on our trip but if you budget you could wrangle it for 11k I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillout71 View Post
    Also, the price is 60,000 rand - is there anything else on top? And if it is not successful but you have frozen embryos, how much is it to go back for a frozen embryo transfer? Thanks all!
    Hi Chillout...not sure how much a FET is..but as at august last year, it was 1200 rand for 12 months embryo storage. And 600 rand to store/freeze sperm (seems to be a one off fee?)

    Solid numbers KMP! Gooodluck!

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    Hi Chillout,
    The FET amount is 6,575 Rand. But that is broken up in the following way:
    5300 - FET Package fee
    1050 - Gestone 100mg injection x 35 (progesterone injections)
    175 - Needles & Syringes x 35
    50 - Sharps container.

    I'm back there next month for an FET.


 

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