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    Hi everyone! Heading off to conceptions in 6 weeks...ahhhh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudge09 View Post
    Hi @Chiefsgirl i have been looking at using US donors through TWEB and came across this post. If you don't mind me asking what made you decide on the US? I have concerns about SA etc and have no reasonable reason why.... Even if they are cheaper than the US.
    Hi Fudge, DH really made the decision to go to Hawaii. I wanted SA, but more because I had been there and wanted to holiday there! I spent a lot of time reading the egg donation in sa threads and found that the ladies didn't seem to get as many eggs from their donors and anecdotal evidence showed they had to go back multiple times before they got pregnant. And then if they were successful when trying for a sibling their original donor wasn't available so they had to use someone else.

    We looked at it that while Hawaii was close to double the cost of going to sa, we had a better chance of only going through a stim cycle once to get pregnant and get a sibling. My donor results and resultant embryos frozen isn't the norm, but has put our mind at ease. The whole process was super easy, the flight was shorter and in the end I loved Hawaii and can't wait to go back.

    DH wanted the process to be as easy as possible for me and my local FS and clinic facilitated all the tests and paperwork for me, he said I had been through enough and didn't need extra stress of organising the whole cycle and Drs myself.
    @Lastchance75 how totally excitingly! I can't wait to hear how you go, please do come back here to let us know!

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    Mustremainpositive how exciting! I wish I was only 6 weeks away. What a shame we won't be there at the same time. How long are you staying in Hawaii for? How have you found the whole process with Adrian so far? Is your donor local?

    Thanks Chiefsgirl I will def keep you posted. Shame there aren't more of us on the Hawaii thread. Seems everyone goes the sa route. I'm so nervous about how many eggs we'll get but I guess that's normal for this type of process. First time for my donor too. Arrhhh. Hey I do have a question for you, are you allocated a doctor at the if clinic or is it just a turn up on the day type thing?

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    Oh did I mention I'm so friggin excited! I'll be there for 19 days too!

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    I am going to add my two cents worth here as well, interestingly it was also my DH who favoured going the US route regardless of the cost. He is a lawyer and was concerned about the legalities of egg donation overseas and was most comfortable with the US system, processes and contracts in place. Because of the cost it was a one shot deal for us. If it didn't work the first time, there was no funds to go back again.

    Luckily it did work and I am now 37 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins, booked in to deliver this Thursday. Prior to this pregnancy I had seven miscarriages in less than three years so this is a long time coming for me and I so happy we went down this path of egg donation. The Hawaii clinic was a good choice for us and I hope it also brings happiness to those about to go over in the next month. Good luck!

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    Wow @jackbenimble congrats on making it to 37 weeks with twins! Thanks for your input I love a good story about Hawaii. Can I just ask did you use Ivf Australia for monitoring before you went? I'm reluctant to use them due to the $1000 price tag to write a few scripts and one ultrasound.

    Good luck for Thursday. So exciting to finally meet your babies. Boy/girl twins is awesome.

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    Wow @jackbenimble congrats on making it to 37 weeks with twins! Thanks for your input I love a good story about Hawaii. Can I just ask did you use Ivf Australia for monitoring before you went? I'm reluctant to use them due to the $1000 price tag to write a few scripts and one ultrasound.

    Good luck for Thursday. So exciting to finally meet your babies. Boy/girl twins is awesome.

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    Sorry double post.

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    Yes I did pay $1000 for the overseas monitoring fee with IVF Australia. I was a bit reluctant at first but in the end it was worth it for me. Have you received your schedule yet? From memory mine included at least two scans and two blood tests before I left, and the fee also included the blood tests confirming pregnancy when I returned. The clinic was located right by my work so it was convenient for me to have the tests done on my way in to work. And the results are quicker, usually available by lunchtime and emailed to Hawaii that day. With a GP everything takes longer (the beta tests when you return are especially the the results you don't want to wait for!).

    Regarding your question about what doctor you see in Hawaii, I saw Dr Kessler who I think looks after most of the Australian patients. He was proficient but a man of few words. He did introduce me to the head embryologist and they said for about six months running they were achieving a 100% success rate just with the Australian patients. They had no idea why but they wrote a medical paper on it which was or is about to be published. Their normal success rate is about 80% (with transferring two).

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    Hi @jackbenimble yes I have my schedule and only have the one ultrasound before I leave. We are doing Pgd testing as well so I have more monitoring over there as transfer won't be till roughly 10-12 days after epu. That might be why I don't have as many appointments here before I go. Your right about the gp tho they are slower to get results which I will need same day. It's just another $1000 that in my opinion is a lot to ask.

    Wow 100% success rate with Aussies is amazing. Hey even 80% is better than the 5% I get with my own eggs.

    Do you mind me asking a personal question? Don't answer if you don't want to. Do you think much about the donor part or it doesn't cross your mind at all now that your so close to giving birth?


 

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