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43 wanting to use OE IVF in CZ
« on: 8/12/16, 21:01 »
Hello,
Retrofit in CZ told me my the odds of using my own eggs for IVF were 5-7% because of my age and consequential chromosomal abnormalities. Are these statistics true true? A clinic in the states (where I live) told me my chances of pregnancy for IUI were 5%. So I don't understand why their is such a small increase in my odds when using IVF. I've had all the fertility tests and everything is normal. The only issue I have is my gosh darn old age. Just curious what other ladies over 40 have encountered at whatever clinic they went to when trying to use there own eggs. As I'm single, I would be using donor sperm, so if I take this doctor's advice, it would be donor embryo. I've read a little about reprogenetics (I could have that term wrong) that says even if you don't share any genetic material with your baby, you can influence who your baby will be. It's very interesting, but I still have my heart set on having my baby.
Thank you in advance!
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    « Reply #1 on: 8/12/16, 22:05 »
    Hi Honey,

    It's Epigenetics & there's a thread on it here:

    https://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=346318.0

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    « Reply #2 on: 8/12/16, 23:17 »
    I used my own eggs successfully at 44 but it took a lot of tries between the ages of 42-44, it worked on the fifth IVF and I was willing to try as many times as it took for it to work. I think I read something recently that suggested it takes an avaerage of six IVF cycles for success, so I don't think this was too bad given my age. I think you just have to be willing/able to withstand many possible failures before you find a golden egg when you are in your forties. Good luck! F x

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    « Reply #3 on: 10/12/16, 21:07 »
    good to hear from you all. am also looking to use my own eggs in the same age bracket looking into czech clinics
    looking to go with either reprofitt,  Gennet or new life in Greece
    . not because of recommendations but just by my own instinct i  initially wanted to go with a clinic in Greece which has  massive followers on this site
    but i dont think they are as good as the way they are portrayed on site.

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    « Reply #4 on: 18/12/16, 06:22 »
    I'm not sure what to do. Unfortunately, cost is a huge factor to me. The odds of using my eggs are so high, and to be successful on the first try? Probably close to impossible. I just don't know if I should go straight to donor embryo. It's a hard decision, and everything I read about epigenetics comforts me tremendously, but I still want my own child.

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    « Reply #5 on: 18/12/16, 06:39 »
    Eskeech you say you are single. . Clinics in the Czech Republic don't treat single women because it's against the law there. . I understand there are ways around this by taking a male friend but I hear they are becoming stricter.
    Have you considered tandem cycle in Greece or Cyprus. . This way you get chance to try your own eggs with donor as back up.  The disappointment of multiple failed cycles made me switch to DE at same age as you.
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    « Reply #6 on: 21/12/16, 23:07 »
    My friend was going to be my "partner" for the Czech clinics but he backed out. I was devastated. Now I'm looking at Denmark. They have a lot of experience treating older women. I don't know if they do tandem. My budget isn't very big. I can't afford multiple IVF cycles with my own eggs. Another factor is logistics. I live in the US. Making travel arrangements is very hard if I do short protocol, as my cycle is irregular. I'm scared to death to do long protocol because I'm likely to respond emotionally very poorly. When I took progesterone to produce a period I got very depressed. Even had suicidal thoughts. So I want minimum stimulation.

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    « Reply #7 on: 21/12/16, 23:51 »
    Tandem Cycle in Cyprus would only require one visit from the US.  You could have all scans, bloods and start stimulation short protocol before you leave the US.  The clinics in Cyprus generally us Cryos for sperm donors and female donors are international from Scandinavia, UK, US and Europe as well as Cyprus itself.  Cyprus has large international population living locally because of the Universities and army bases.  Cost you around 6000 euros for Tandem plus flights and accomodation - less for OE or just donor cycle. 
    TCCx

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    « Reply #8 on: 11/01/17, 07:10 »
    Thank you, Tincancat!
    I was looking at Serum in Athens, but the Tandem was prohibitively expensive. You have to pay for both IVF and donor egg. They really wanted to see me before undergoing treatment, which I can't do. They also wanted me to get scans done here, which is not possible in the US. I understand in the UK you can go to a clinic and pay for it, but it isn't like that here. if it was, it would be around $1,000!
    I've been reading a lot and it seems for older women, a down "long" protocol is much preferred to a short one. What did you do? How did you tolerate the drugs?
    Best,
    eskeech  :)

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    « Reply #9 on: 11/01/17, 19:52 »
    Hi Eskeech
    When I did IVF I did short protocol this is because when I did long protocol for egg freezing cycle in my 30s they couldn't shut me down then the ovaries were difficult to get kick started again. . I've heard it's common for ovaries of older women to be difficult to get going again after long protocol.

    Yes in the UK there are lots of places doing scanning. . Mainly early baby scans as it's hard to get early scans on NHS. . These same people are usually experienced at scanning women for infertility so it's quite easy to book in for a scan.  They are normally run by specialist nurses. . Same with blood tests there are a few places who will take bloods and send results on to your clinic abroad.  If you decide on an IVF clinic they can often advise you where to get a scan in your own country.

    Just wondering if you could think about using frozen donor embryos which is by far the cheapest way forwards in the infertility game. . Clinics can match your characteristics with a donor embryo they already have in the freezer.
    TCCx