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    David777- thanks for info


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    LauraV, the ethical question is also important for me. I wouldn’t like to deal with the clinic that uses eggs of poor girls. Our program manager explained us that they are very selective in choosing egg donors. They deal only with the women from 18 to 25 years old. The woman should have at least one healthy child to become an egg donor. She must also be both physically and mentally healthy. Having a healthy heredity is a real must: her parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles and aunts shouldn’t have any hereditary diseases. If the woman matches all these requirements, she’s taken in the program. The clinic pays its patients a good money compensation. In addition, they pay all donor’s expenses like transportation, renting the apartment and meals.


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    Hi, everybody! I’ve got interested in your thread cause I also have some fertility issue. I can’t get pregnant cause I have one ovary that doesn’t ovulate because of PCOS. The other ovary also doesn’t work properly. My hubby and I want to try IVF with donor eggs. Now I’m trying to get to know as much information as possible about various clinics. JohannaS, how actually you’re going to choose the donor? Will you get a short donor’s description or, maybe, you’ll meet the donor personally?


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    Before visiting the clinic for the first time, we sent them a short description of the woman who would suit us an egg donor. Our program manager told us that they would use a special software to find an appropriate donor for us. If we sign up the contract, we’ll be able to see the donor’s 3D photo. Biotexcom, deals only with young donors. The woman should be 18-25 years old. She must be totally healthy and be a mum of at least one healthy child. The donor should also have a good heredity at the clinic’s specialist will study her family tree.


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    It seems to be a perfect match from the first sight, dear. However, will they charge any additional fees from you? Some reproductive clinics do this… I have a close friend who used to cycle in Russia. The liked loads of things about the clinic: their prices, packages of service they offered and etc. But the fertility specialist the dealt asked them to do loads of tests. This made the final sum really huge!!!


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    I don’t think they would charge any additional fees from us. We have to sign up a contract with them. According to this contract, the clinic would charge only a fixed sum. As we’re booking two shots, the sum will be divided into several installments. The payment may be made either in cash or via a bank transfer.
    P.S. I have a question for the ladies who have experienced egg donation… Did you use fresh or frozen eggs for your ED program?


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    As far as I know, fresh eggs are better than frozen ones. They are considered to be more effective than frozen eggs. However, there are ladies who have conceived with the help of frozen eggs. I have a close friend. She had a tubal issue. She did an IVF with her own eggs and managed to conceive after the second shot. I guess frozen eggs are also ok. And what eggs will you use for your ED?


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    Quote Originally Posted by johannaS View Post
    P.S. I have a question for the ladies who have experienced egg donation… Did you use fresh or frozen eggs for your ED program?
    I think fresh is better, although it's usually more expensive (unless you do a split cycle where one donors eggs go to multiple recipients) and more time consuming b/c you usually have to sync cycles with the donor.

    I have done both frozen DE and fresh DE. The frozen DE was not successful and our fresh DE worked on the first try. The cycles were with different REs b/c we moved. My advice if you are considering frozen DE is see if you can get the RE's success rate comparing the frozen DE to the fresh. Some REs just don't have the experience with frozen and the frozen eggs need special handling. I think that was what happened with my frozen DE cycle. Some of our eggs did not thaw properly and we only had 2 fertilize. I think frozen DE is a great option if the RE is experienced with it.
    Me: 42, AMH = 0.32
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    DS - born 7/12 from IUI No. 2

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    IVF 1 - May 2013
    6 eggs, 3 fertilized and made to day 5 blast
    Transfer 1 Grade A - BFP - missed m/c at 8 weeks

    FET - 11/27/13 - 2 frosties - BFN
    Frozen DE cycle - April 2014 - BFN
    One last shot...Fresh DE at Shady Grove
    Transfer 1 EBCC embryo 11/28/14 - BFP!


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    We plan to use fresh eggs. When we sign up a contract with the clinic and choose an egg donor, the fertility specialist will study my menstrual cycle. He will decide the date when we have to visit the clinic for the embryo transfer. Up to this time, I’ll have to take birth control pills to synchronize my periods with the donor’s ones. When we visit the clinic for the second time, my hubby’s sperm will be picked up and used to fertilize the donor’s oocytes. Then three embryos will be transferred into my uterus. I will have to take hormone medicines to support my possible pregnancy. In two weeks the first pregnancy test should be done. If the result is a positive one, I’ll have to take hormone medicines up to the 12th week of pregnancy.


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    Sounds not bad, hun! We’ve also got interested in Biotexcom, but we’re still hesitating whether to go there or not. Ukraine doesn’t seem to be a safe place now. The country is at war. Is it safe to go there? Does the clinic provide its clients with the services of the interpreter? Is it difficult to find a decent accommodation there?


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