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Hi Sam,  hope all went well with your D&C? How are you feeling?

Hi Baubles,  an news on dates for you?

Hi all newbies, seems a few new names on here since I was last on.

I am now 15 weeks & have my 1st appointment with my consultant today.  Due to my age & ivf my pregnancy will be consultant led. Fingers crossed all is still going ok

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Hi Everyone!

My apologies for lack of posts recently.

I will post more on my return but currently I am in Barcelona with a transfer date of tomorrow morning!!!

I had a lining scan on Mon am that showed a 6.4 mm lining ( minimum was 6mm )

There was 6 mature eggs retrieved & 5 fertilised at phone call yesterday morning, so here we are. Terrified, hormones up to the hilt. Aren't those pessaries the absolute ****!! Never mind, the Sun is shining & tomorrow is the day. Will be home on Friday so will post further then.

I hope all of you are well?

Kane & Able - sending hugs - hopefully you are fully revived physically and raring to go?

Jo - many many congratulations. Are you enjoying everything now?

Apologies for not naming you all but I am on my phone.

Speak soon

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Hi everyone,

I am doing good, fully recovered from Thursdays D&C, got called into work Saturday morning so everything is back to normal!
I am feeling physically and mentally strong again, working on my fitness levels whilst being gentle with myself. Looking forward to my period so that i can plan my future transfer, excited about the future!

Baubles I am so very excited for you, how wonderful. Where did you get your lining checked? were you in Barcelona for that or did you pay for that scan over here?

Try and relax hun, tomorrow is such an exciting happy day for you, suck up every minute, you deserve it.  ^reiki^

Jo - so happy you have gone passed your tricky times and are going strong, so happy for you. How did it go with your consultant?

Morag have you made any decisions about another try?

lots of love to you all
Sam
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Hi everyone,

Baubles - just seen your message, so a bit late to wish you luck as you will have had your transfer today. I hope it went well & will be keeping my fingers & toes crossed for you for a successful outcome. Very exciting time.

Sam - so pleased everything went well. You are just so positive so im convinced wonderful things are going to happen for you & you'll get the result you so deserve.

I had my appointment with my consultant & he's set the management plan for my pregnancy.  There was something showing in my urine which means I'm a little dehydrated so I've been told I must drink more. If gets any worse then they have to trest me so trying my best to drink lots. I've  been booked in for a cervical scan next Tuesday to check length of my cervix to see if I'll need a stitch to keep pregnancy. Due to my previous 2 D&C's this may have weakened. He said if all looks ok they will leave me alone. I've been booked in for further scans of my baby to check all ok at 21,  28 & 34 weeks. And he said we will aim to have delivered my baby by 40 weeks. He's told me to continue taking the daily aspirin until almost the end. This will ensure my blood isn't too thick for the placenta.

Be so glad when I can feel my baby moving to know all is ok. Maybe as early as next week with any luck.

Hope all is going well for everyone else

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Hi Jo,

I am still here!!!
How are you getting along? all going well I hope.
How did it go on Tuesday? I hope you did not need a stitch...are you drinking lots of water...gosh even more running to the loo  ::)
It must feel nice that someone is looking after you and managing your pregnancy, very reassuring great to hear. Gosh after everything you have been through, you continue to inspire me.
I am going to take the Aspirin this time and i have asked to have CLEXANE injections (????) I saw a private Gyny who said that it wont harm anything so may as well do it.

Baubles, hope your doing OK on your tww. It really is a very difficult time but i loved it every minute. Just got scary at the end waiting for the blood tests to come back. I never did POAS....too scared!! hope your coping, really do have everything crossed for you next week  ^pray^ ^pray^ ^pray^ ^pray^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

I am doing good, now physically and mentally back to normal after the D&C. Eugin tell me I have to wait 2/3 cycles before i can go again with our frosties so here I am.....waiting for my period......bloody hell it always comes when you don't want it but its taking forever now i NEED it!! Jo how long was it before your period came after your D&C's?

Well i am enjoying having a few glasses of prosecco at the weekends!!!! thinking of you lucky buggers who cant.

Take care all  ^hugme^ ^hugme^ ^hugme^ ^hugme^ ^hugme^
 

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Hello all,

Just to let you know DH and I have taken the leap.

We went out and had our initial visit.  The clinic made us both feel a lot more comfortable. Than either of us ever felt here in England.

We are looking forward to starting treatment probably in June. Just have to sort all the bits in between now.

Kiwi 😀
 

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Hi Kiwi,

Well i think this is wonderful news!!

I am glad you liked it at the EUGIN, it really is so so different over there than it is in this country. In my experience anyway i have found them warm, kind and really really helpful. The EUGIN always answer my emails. Not always straight away but they really have been very good.

This is such a journey for us all. I am sure you have made the right choice and confident that you will realise your dreams, there are lots of very clever people trying very had to help you.

If you need to talk, if you find it overwhelming or you just need a moan. We are here. Good luck getting everything sorted out.
Like i said my GP wrote up some forms, the blood tests that can be done on the NHS. So i got them for free. He even did the ECG test for free. I had to pay for a mammogram but that was only as i was over 45. It was much cheaper in Spain than here.

I am still waiting for my period so that i can work on some dates.

I believe this clinic is good, you have to put your faith in them.

Good luck Hun.

Sam
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Hi Sam,

All seems to be still going well with me thank you. It was good news, I didn't need a stitch. Yes I've been drinking lots & the good news is when they tested my urine again this week it was fine so not dehydrated anymore  :)
Had an appointment at my Gp's with my midwife this week. Heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time. Was such a wonderful sound.  :)
I do recommend the Aspirin so think that's a good idea. My consultant wants me to continue with it until near the end of the pregnancy. What are Clexane injections for? Not heard of those ^idiot^

I honestly can't remember how long it took for my periods to return to normal after my D&C's. I wasn't looking for them at the time like you are, so didn't pay much attention. I'm sure it wasn't long though or I'd have noticed such a long gap, so I really hope it comes pretty soon for you.


Hi Kiwi, pleased you are happy with the Eugin clinic. I am really pleased with them. Still can't believe the treatment has worked for me & all seems to be going well. I am sure they will help you achieve your dreams.

I just still find it hard to believe sometimes that this has worked and is really happening for me. July can't come quick enough

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Morning all

I have been lurking but not posting while we have been making a decision. We had said that the last time was the final attempt but knowing that vial of sperm was there was tempting me and then my husband broached the subject a couple of weeks ago.  He had always said that the money was the issue but we had some money earmarked for house improvements some of which are now not going to happen (I'm happy to live in a hovel if necessary) so we're back again for a final attempt.  My emotions are all over the place but overall I am relieved that we can do this one more time as I would love a sibling for our lovely daughter. 

So now it is all a rush to get to transfer before my current tests start to expire at the end of May.  My GP is not particularly helpful and I don't think really approves of this so does the bare minimum and I get the feeling he wouldn't approve the blood tests for a third time.  He has rather grudgingly done the paper work for a progesterone blood test as I have not had a period since December.  This means I will take the pill and have the decapeptyl on day 17 of the pill and then a lining scan once I have been on the  patches for 14 days.  So slightly different to last time which makes me feel better in some way.  Anyway - deep breath and here we go.  ;D

Jo - glad to hear your pregnancy is progressing well.  It is so hard to believe isn't it.  I still have that feeling even thought my LO just turned 2.  July will be here soon enough.

Sam - hope you're still ok and that your period has been and gone so you can feel you're back on track. 

Kiwi - good for you.  We like Eugin and have found them to be professional rather than chummy which really suits us.  Their communication can be a little slow sometimes but I have always found their responses comprehensive and considered.  And we have a daughter thanks to Eugin so I will always feel good about the place.

Baubles - how are you?  I'm really hoping the silence doesn't mean bad news.  Big hugs either way  ^hugme^ ^hugme^ It would be good to hear from you.

Morag
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Hi,
I am from Barcelona but have been living in the Uk for the last 12 years. We have lost 3 baby's due to genetic problems and my egg count is also low.
Price for egg donor program here in UK is about £8500 and it would not be easy to match me here being Mediterranean skin type, brown hair and having brown eyes.
We are also considering going to Barcelona in the next two months as we can stay with my mum while having treatment.
We have looked online at the Dexeus, IvI, instituto Marques and EUGIN.
All these seem to have a very good reputation, no waiting list and all do egg donation with a lot of experience and great results.


I would be very greatful to see if anyone has used these, what their over all experience was and the total cost excluding flights and hotel.

Thanks :)
 

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Hi Morag,

Good for you, who needs house improvements anyway!! Glad to hear your going to try again. So do they find another egg donor and does this mean a fresh transfer or do you take frozen eggs and do it to suit your timings?

Jo - hope your OK hun x

Welcome to the group Donnerprinz, my overall experience with the Eugin clinic is great, they are professional and confident, the communication can be a little slow but that said they have been very good with me when i have needed them. I cant remember what the exact cost was, it has all moulded into one really but i can dig it out for you. They will send you a quote though and i found them cheaper than some of the other clinics.

Well I have had my first period exactly a month since my D&C, so I am very happy and excited about the future.

The clinic need me to have 2 periods before they will let me start treatment to receive my 3 frosties so i am counting down the days!! now that i have had this period i hope this is telling the clinic more about dates, i have emailed them and waiting for a response. Would really like the transfer before the middle of May if possible. I have done some research and this time i will be having an 'endo scratch' (Morag you may want to look at this) and i will be taking Aspirin.

Take care all,

Sam
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Hi Kayne and Able,

Thanks you for the reply, i am secretly getting very exciting about the journey we are soon to embark although a little sacred too, it think its more to the disappointments and losses we have had that i am a little scared more than anything else really.

It would be great if you could dig out what it cost you and the test that you had to have in place. We have had a lot of the tests done via the NHS as we applied for IVF here and still waiting...we just never hear anything and we are tired of chasing this around as we never get anything back. I wonder that if we have the tests already if they will accept them or asks us to have to have everything done again?

Do we just get to know the donors height, eye , hair color and age or anything else to?

Sorry for all the questions  :)
 

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Hi Donnerprinz,

no problem i will dig out all the information for you at the weekend.

^hugme^
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Donnerporinz - I replied to you on another thread earlier but follow this one as well as I am at Eugin.

They should give you a cost and list of tests required before paying any money - we certainly got all of that before we signed up.  If the tests are still within date (usually 1 - 2 years depending on tests) then they do not require you to re-do them.  We are now in a bit of a rush as we weren't going to have another attempt but then decided to but don't want to re-do any tests so we will have ET before May 27.

My current quote is 5292 Euro plus 1500 Euro for the donors drugsg (you can purchase these yourself and save some money if you want) plus about £300 for my drugs and travel costs.  We spent just under £7,000 in November for our last attempt but have some drugs left for this go.

You get very minimal info about the donor - age and blood type is all I was given both time.  I think in the case of some criminal proceedings or serious illness in the child they will disclose more.  All I know is that my 2 year old daughter has my colouring and takes after my husband in looks so far - and the other thing I know is that she is our daughter and we rarely think about the donor egg at all  :)  For me after being pregnant with her and giving birth to her she is 100% my daughter (and my husbands of course  ;D ;D)

Let me know if I can help in any other way

Sam - hi it's nice to be back (although success in November would have been better).  They will find us another donor although we will use frozen eggs again as it is easier to organise, my husband has a joinery business with several large deadlines coming up which he can juggle around known dates, plus I only work 2 days a week so I can go without taking any holiday which makes it all easier.  It looks like we may be there at about the same time ^pray^

Morag



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Hi Morag,

Thank you so so much for the info.

Did you mean total of €7000 and not £?  ::)

Most of our testing was done via the NHS in April/May last year so hopefully they will accept them all.
I am going to call them at the end of this month and arrange an appointment for a first April hopefully and see where it takes us from there.

My first appointment at the Dexeus should be free as i have been there before for my gynecologist check ups when i lived in Barcelona when i was 18, so if you are an existing client they state that the first fertility appointment is free. So see if this is true as i will also call then at the end of March.

I would like it to all be in place soon of what we are doing and take advantage of the £ exchange to the €  ;D


 

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So we are going to call EUGIN tonight once we are back home as they are open until 21h
A family friend who is a gynecologist in Barcelona has a friend who works there Dr. Ricardo Vidal.
Has anyone of your ladies had him?

My friend said to get in touch with him so going to do just that tonight. Hoping to be able to book an appointment tonight and then our flights :)


I am feeling, happy, scared, nervous...and for the first time i have some hope back in my life too.

Our fiends office is right in front of Eugin clinic too which is quite handy for us.

 

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Hello & happy easter to everyone,

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Did you manage to speak to someone at Eugin Donnerprinz? 

I had my depaceptyl jab last night and my lovely DH did it for me as I couldn't find anyone else to do it this time which was a bit frustrating.  Our local NHS drop in clinic did it the first time & my GP's surgery did the 2nd but both refused this time as did 2 private GP clinics so my DH Googled & you tubed & did a great job ☺ My GP used to be great but I don't think he really approves of us trying for a sibling.  He has 3 children & I really feel like asking him why he didn't stop after the first one if he thinks it's so wrong to want siblings but I stop myself (just) as I need to try & keep him onside.  I used to call on his day off & ask for another gp who was really supportive but he's now left the surgery as he didn't like the way it was heading and of course they won't tell you where he's gone.  Anyway it's done & now the wait for AF begins so fingers crossed it won't take too long,  but I haven't had a period since December so who knows?

Love & lots of chocolate to all
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Hi everyone,

Not been on for a while, just been sooooo busy.....happy easter to everyone, I gave up chocolate for lent so i am going to enjoy my eggs more than most!! I am not religious but wanted to shake a few pounds!!

Donnerprinz so very excited for you, very happy and positive time, that first visit fills you with confidence, have you got a date yet? did you get your Dr Vidal?

I have a lovely french doctor who wears amazing shoes! she is wonderful

Just to confirm what Moragob said re the price, you will have your quote by now but my cost was the same as Moragob. I had all of my blood tests done by my GP who is wonderful, the only the cost i had was my MAMOGRAM which i needed as i was over 45. I had this done in Barcelona as it was half the price of doing it in the UK.

Moragob,
lovely to hear that you are trying again i am so excited for you. Your GP sounds like he is not being supportive, what a terrbible shame people have no idea how this is already a difficult journey you would like to think they would help where they can! I am so glad your hubby did you injection! we were having the very same conversation this morning, my hubby used to inject me every night with Gestone and I am sure he could do it for me.
We have a bit of a dilemma, I had my period exactly a month after my D&C i contacted EUGIN and they said I had to have another period before we could start again preparing for our frozen embryo transfer. The problem is we are going on holiday 15th May for 3 weeks!!! its my hubby's big birthday and i wanted to have the transfer before we go but it is not going to be possible! That will mean us having the transfer after we get back, but when i look at the dates i can see that we will be on holiday when we need the DECAP injection! Nowi i have read your post i will be more than happy that he does it.

I hope that you get your period soon, then you start the patches don't you? for about 2 weeks? who decides on the date of the transfer do you decide? Will you have a scan on your lining before you go?
Did you use the chemist in London that you recommended for me to get your drugs? Sorry so many questions. It feels like i have been waiting forever since the miscarriage.

To everyone else i hope everything is OK Jo how are you?

Clare i think about you often x


 
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