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Hi ladies,

Hope you don't mind me jumping on this thread just looking for feedback and a little advise.
I am 46 and looking to do my final round of IVF using DE I have cycled last year in Cyprus and did get a positive result however that ended with a miscarriage so now I am ready to grab the bull by the horns and do another round?
I am quite familiar with hotels, transport and places to eat. Just really wanted to see what peoples opinions are of the clinic, staff, prices and add ons available? I have immune issues so would need this addressing and my DH has issues with semen so we would need to look at extra things available that the clinic offers?

Any information would be really appreciated. Good luck to everyone cycling wishing you all the best.
 

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Thank you all for your advice, so far. :)

I think that my preference would be to have our tests done at Dunya, so that we can see what the clinic is like before we pursue treatment, even though, the costs of the flights look pretty pricey, esp. as we after go in the Easter end of term break.

Anyway, the clinic has advised me to look at the Altinkaya hotel, probably because it is within walking distance of the clinic.  Has anyone got any experience of this clinic?  Good or bad?  If anyone has already got a child/ren, did you find it child-friendly?  Or specifically, even, good for children with disabilities?  I'll be grateful if anyone has got any experience with this?

Also, has anyone else stayed at any other hotels nearby, which can be recommended? Any experience, good or bad would be appreciated thanks. :)
 

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Hi dolphin I cycled at another clinic but stayed there on one of my trips and I found it to be good for the price I got it, it has a standard pool, nothing fancy but adequate. The rooms are basic, but for me I wasn’t there to be in the room all day. The breakfast was great, but it depends on what you enjoy, I loved the options of salad etc, they have a good choice of hot food, although I wasn’t interested in that. Rooms, if your taking children the garden bungalows are probably better than the hotel rooms. Staff were friendly too.
 

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hello san2016 sorry to hear about your MC. But glad to know you are going right back in. So you haven't been to Dunya yet? The place is nice and quite big for the term "clinic". There is a virtual tour on their website. It is exactly what you will see once you're there. I'll post the link here so it's easier: https://www.dunyaivf.com/en/media/

I think it's best you ask the doctor himself regarding your concerns. Have you contacted them already? Have you shared test results and done consultations? Your issues are quite sensitive. I think they do online consults and charge an additional fee if you want the doctor to assess your previous results. They also have a good cryopreservation unit there so if it's DE, you might need to freeze your DH sperm and donor eggs.

Dolphins they have a big reception area that is nice, I think your kids will be comfortable there. And I think they have private rooms? Not to sure, try asking?

Stacey10 thanks for your inputs - you're describing Altinkaya right? We stayed at a small room we found on airbnb coz it was just me and my wife and we went out a lot so we weren't too particular about the room.

AFM just waiting for the big day now. Wish me luck!
 

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Hiya Maeve88Troy,

Thank you for you advise. I have had quite a bit of information back from the clinic and I have also had a few conversations with them, they were really lovely just can not cater for most of the things I would need at this point. I loved Northern Cyprus its a really pretty place. Wishing you all the best of luck.

Dolphins, I stayed at Pia Bella last year and it was well worth the price, our room was huge and the bathroom was massive so we loved all the space we had to play with. There were a few pools to choose from and quite a few children about the complex so family friendly. We really enjoyed breakfast lots of food options and plenty on offer if you like poached eggs, omelettes etc..Jump on the dolmus and visit the harbour really nice place to visit and lots of places for the kids to eat. Good luck, hope you pick somewhere that suits all the family. :) 
 

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Hi ladies, how are you all?  I just want to share that I finally got my BFP.  We were just celebrating and unfortunately that included keeping away from forums for a while.  I know this is such a tiring journey for a lot of you ladies and now this thing that forces you to wait.  This is not yet over for me either.  I can just rest easy until I finally have our baby in my arms.
 

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Congratulations VanGn!  So happy that you finally got your BFP!  Good luck on your scan, and remain safe while visiting clinics and hospitals.
 

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Congratulations VanGn
wishing you all the best through out and yes please be safe
 

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Lovely news from soon-to-be and new mommies!  Congratulations VanGn and Maeve!

Ruthannah and all TTC I guess you have to be in the waiting game now, we just don't know when this thing will end :(

AFM, I'm a little delayed.  Baby should be our anytime now.  Wish me luck! And include me in your prayers! ^pray^
 

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Hello Bagpuss08 i think they just got back a few weeks ago?  Not too sure.  And yes, they had to cease operations for a while due to travel restrictions.  I believe they just got back to full operation this month.  How are you?  Are you seeking treatment?
 

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Bagpuss08 said:
Hi,

Can anyone tell me if the clinic is still open or has COVID-19 shut it down for now?
Hello Bagpuss08 yes they were closed for a time when flights were banned in Cyprus. But now they're back.

VanGn it's been a while. :)
 

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Hi Everyone delighted for your success with Dunya and hope for the same myself. I am here in Cyprus just finishing off 7 day quarantine. I have my first visit to the Dunya clinic on Thursday. I am a healthy 50 and going for Egg donation with hubbies sperm. We hope fresh transfer will be either 15th or 16th. I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this works for us. I have had two failed IVF with own eggs. I am trying to stay realistic about procedure and I know we would be very lucky if it worked first time. The whole Covid thing has been extremely difficult as there is so much paperwork etc. They are very strict over here and we just arrived before they made it mandatory to do 7 day quarantine in a government facility. Wish me luck!
 

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Ladies may I drop in?  Glad to see activity here :)

Fenchurcheast Amazing!  Glad you got lucky there.  But then maybe it's fate for you.  Oh I so envy you right now.  Could you bathe in the sea or laze in the beach?  Is it allowed?
 

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Hi SingleMommabe
We rented a small villa with a small pool. So we can go outside a little bit to the pool area but can’t leave here as police are very strict. So have been under house arrest since last Wednesday evening. We are on the outskirts of small village in North Cyprus so have had to organise car hire for Thursday to get to the clinic. We can see the sea in the distance. Our timing was very lucky. It is much better than what folks arriving from 7 September have to do as the police take people to government approved quarantine hotel/facility and you are in one room for the duration. You also have to pay a set price for being there. The clinic have been very helpful in assisting with arrangements. The TRNC government will review this again beginning of October. They got stricter as the have had increasing numbers of cases from people coming in from abroad.
Can I ask are you coming over soon? I could give you a lot more information if you want to private message me.
 

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Oh it is so lovely to see activity here! :)

Fenchurcheast yes I heard they have to go on a 14 day quarantine in that facility?  But for us from UK - it's just 7 day self isolation in an airbnb - is that your situation dear?  You're free now?

Bagpuss08 I hope you were able to get your treatment dear - keep us updated?

Maeve and VanGn glad to see you back!  How are you ladies?

SingleMommaBe what's your story dear?

 

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Maeve, MommyKenny it's lovely to hear from you!  I hope you are all well and good?  Just turning 6 months preggy here and never been happier!

Fenchurcheast and Bagpuss08 I do hope you have your treatments in order - but I believe you are in good hands with Dunya.

SingleMommaBe hello dear. :)
 
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