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I can totally understand your frustrations. I don’t have communication from our doctor, it is all done via our co-ordinator.

I am also very sorry about your miscarriage. Having lost three I know exactly how you feel.

Have you contacted the clinic to find out more about the doctor? This may ease your concerns?

I don’t mean this to be taken the wrong way and I know it’s so important that this can be used as a sounding board for anyone who is having any issues with the clinic or the actual process itself. We are all here therefore to support each other in that respect but personally I find it very difficult to read such negative comments.

I know it’s important as you say to hear the negative side to ivf and Reprofit but personally I am finding it is having a negative affect on my anxiety.

It’s a very anxious time for all who have been trying to get out to the clinic under the current circumstances and I totally get how stressful the whole process is. I am just finding it very difficult to remain positive when posts are so negative.

Once again, I hope this doesn’t offend you, it certainly isn’t my intention and I really hope the situation becomes alot more stress free for you xx
 

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Hi Postivevibes, our Doctor is Dr Hana.
I’m unsure of her specific success rates as we were just allocated to her and we looked at the clinic rates overall when we chose them rather than doctors. I do know she is very experienced (we did a google search) and we have both been very happy with her and both trust her. I have spoken with Dr Frank in the past who seems very friendly and I would say Dr Hana is friendly enough but very straightforward and sometimes a little sharp but I think that’s just her manner. Our point of view is that she can be as straightforward as she likes if she gets the job done for us. Her skills are what matter after all and we feel happy with her. I hope you find the same 😊
I tested today at 6dp5dt and got a negative, I’m absolutely broken...again. I know I shouldn’t have and I’m so angry at myself for doing it! I feel it must be a fail again and i feel like I’m going absolutely crazy today and on google every 2 mins. We have decided today to have our remaining 2 Frosties PGS tested, I really wish we had done this before!! My god I hate all this! Xx
 

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Hi Claire

Thanks so much for your reply. I really appreciate the time you have taken to be so open and helpful at a time that must be really hard for you.

Are you doing ok? I know that is a stupid question, but want to see if you are ok. I think you should really wait to test because it really is too soon for your HGC levels to be high enough to register I'm sure. Don't give up hope. I really understand where you are at as I've been there - and it turned up positive. I'm keeping it crossed for you. 

I emailed Reprofit back to call me tomorrow and will see what they have to say. I can't seem to find anything on Dr Hana, but it is good to know your thoughts and to know your experience.

Sending a lot of love your way Claire x
 

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No worries at all lovely, anything I can do to help ease your mind a little 😊
It is all so stressful I know!!
I’m not great but tomorrow is a new day, and you are right all I can do is wait until test day. There’s no point in stressing because whatever will be...will be! I have read so many posts today about people getting their positives by day 6 so that’s causing my utter meltdown but I’m doing it to myself and it’s silly really.
I can’t seem to find the particular article we read about Dr H but I’ve found another part of a little article which I’ll post below for you.
After personally spending years through the NHS being mucked around and not being told truths (doctors bearing around the bush) I find Dr Hana refreshing that she is straight to the point and clearly only cares about doing what she needs to do to succeed. I honestly think you’ll like her! 😉
If there’s anything I can answer for you don’t hesitate to let me know! I’m wishing you lots of hugs and luck! Xxxx

Dr. Hana Pospisilova is one of the leading  Infertility Specialist based in Zin, Czech Republik. She is an experienced Infertility with self-motivation and empathetic communicator in her field. Some of the services provided by the doctor are Infertility/Evaluation Treatment, IUI, ICSI, Reproductive Medicine, ART, etc. She completed her MBBS. After completing her academics and training, Dr. Hana Pospisilova worked as an Infertility Specialist at Reprofit International Centre in Zin, Czech Republik. She has largely contributed her research and works to various programs and organization, which has helped many patients looking for infertility treatments. She has the requisite knowledge and the expertise not just to
address a diverse set of health ailments and conditions but also to prevent them. With 14 years of experience, she has helped many women and couples conceive through her treatments.
 

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Thanks Claire. It really is to soon I'm sure for your HGC levels. I hear you re meltdowns, the hormones are brutal and the wait after the transfer time seems to sit still, I really hope you have some brilliant news soon and manage to distract yourself somehow - not easy at all - if you find a way to, let me know.

I also find it ironic that I was never a big drinker, for months I've not touched it but have felt like a drink on more that one occasion throughout this process!!! The one time you are absolutely not able to and don't!

This second round of IVF has just been a nightmare The first round was not without it's issues but this round's has been a nightmare from start to finish, all to do with external factors and people - to be honest. lol  ;D

I will be logged off here over the weekend but am super thinking of you. Your kindness has not gone unnoticed and I'm hoping that baby dust goes your way in truckloads. x
 

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Positivevibes i had dr Hana she was great and my txfer was a success.
I wouldn't worry all the Dr's are good at reprofit.
Best of luck 🍀
 

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Thank you I shall be thinking of you too!! 🤞
Haha yes I was thinking earlier I could do with a huge drink! When I have my confirmed negative I shall be buying and consuming a magnum Prosecco for sure!! Xx
 

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Thanks Kjade and Claire58 - super appreciate your care and kind words

Sadly their correspondence with me this Am - is not great and I've l had to log an official complaint - I've been back through emails dating to 2019 and the first transfer - as they claimed I knew Dr Frank Kamil did not work weekends....I'm not sure how I would know this as I'm not Mystic Meg and do not have a crystal ball... there is also no email anywhere stating this.

So important things for anyone travelling to Reprofit that can be taken from this, so you are not left in my position, (which has been basically left me distraught) is the following useful info;

1) Reprofit operate a limited clinic and service at the weekend.
2) You cannot have a progestrone test at Reprofit the weekend before transfer and will not be told this in advance - in fact there are no blood/ lab services from what limited info I have managed to gather from them.
3) It is pot luck what Dr will do your transfer if having a Embryo transfer at the weekend
4) The onsite Chemist at Reprofit is shut at the weekends
5) Reprofit do not seem to understand the problem with their poor communication and the impact it has on an IVF cycle

I have been very on top of everything/ organised - however only found out this information because of being direct or because of emailing about something else - My feeling is that I have been treated as an after thought and we have been given far less care because it is "just a FET transfer" - there is less money involved.

Also - for those taking Prolutex injections known as Lubion - we were charged 200 Euros more 28 days later for 2 months perscription at the Reprofit Clinic Chemist-  Prolutex is injectable progestrone. It has risen in cost from 25.00 Euros to 45.00 Euro's a box on 30 days.... If anyone hears anything different or could enquire please let me know as we do not know if we were over charged or not....

The first round of IVF was tough - but the communcation was not as impossible as it has been this time- or the service.

All I know is I've been left in a terrible state by Reprofit for the last week and rather than them admitting their mistakes and saying sorry - they tried to justify their actions this morning, via email- which the email trail shows, they cannot.

I genuinely do not understand what is going on with them at the moment, maybe it's the Covid-19 pandemic that is making Reprofit drop the ball. But then, they are not the patient, I am and I am the one travelling in the pandemic.

Sincerely, I'm dreading the transfer on Saturday and feel we have blown £1000 plus plus on what will be a failed attempt, I'm now far from ready for this transfer and my body is in a state of stress.

A wonderful acupuncturist is seeing me in the morning, Lucie - she is absolutely brilliant and I can recommend - hoping that will help.

I'm being very candid about my experience and will post the outcome as well - who knows it might have a happy ending. I do believe in women being able to access ALL the facts and not just a blinkered view of an experience.

Mostly I'm really saddened by this all because I really really rated Reprofit and have recommended them to friends, even though I miscarried after the first round of IVF. This second round of IVF they have pretty much left me to fend for myself and omitted very serious pieces of information. 

Not all co-ordinators there are like this and I've asked for a new co-ordinator. Not all people's experiences will be the same as mine either.



Wishing everyone luck and sending all my very very best
 

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Hi All,

I just wanted to pop in to say hi and see if anyone is currently cycling with Reprofit.

A bit of background on myself, we first went to Reprofit in June 2018 to do a fresh cycle there, we put 2 embryos back which resulted in a BFN. Luckily we had one frozen one, which was a successful transfer in October 2018. I have to say I would have been lost without this board back then trying to navigate doing IVF abroad. I have PCOS and during my C Section they found I had endometriosis as well. We also have sperm issues with low everything and high dna fragmentation.

We want to try for a sibling for my daughter before my husband turns 40 as after that he does not want to try for any more children.

I am currently on day 3 stims and fly out on Tuesday 18th August.
 

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UPDATE

This afternoon I was contacted by Reprofit manager, who will be looking at the file and what's happened. They have been very responsive today - and the manager had a meeting about it and is reviewing the details.

The manager has apologised, the Dr has been ok - but the co-ordinator hasn't apologised - We'll see what happens when the manager has a chance to review the file. What I am happy about is that the manager really is looking into it properly and acknowledged there was a problem - not with us. So this slightly reassured me.

I booked a progestrone test here in the UK to have before we go and the day before the FET- I decided to find somewhere to get this done on the day we fly out and had to do this last minute - because of the co-ordinators mistake - of not informing us they could not do this on a weekend FEt transfer - because their lab is not open/ blood tests arent' done at weekends at Reprofit....

This was a very important test for me as it was clear that my progestrone is what made me miscarry on the last IVF round which is why the progestrone test was so important and why it was so bad that the co-ordinator gave me no solution and that they wwould do a FET transfer at a weekend.....when they cannot test this but told me I needed this test.

Also I needed the first clexane on FET trans day/ medication from their Chemist and to be administered on the FET day- from their chemist which was not open at the weekends - as the co-ordinator told me last minute it was too late for it to be shipped to the UK....and we had to make arrangements

In all I'm exhausted physically and emotionally and cannot wait to get the transfer over and done with. Having the Fet and traveling back the same day from Prague - as there were no flights from Brno on a Sat. Hope travelling back the same day is ok

We'll see what the transfer brings and wishing luck to you all 

 

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Positivevibes - Our Dr is Dr Hana and I can't rate her highly enough. She's direct and honest and gets the job done. At the end of the day the success rate isn't really decided by which doctor does the transfer but the embryo, lining and ultimately Mother Nature......
Dr Hana was the Dr who did our transfer when we conceived our son in 2017 and we have no complaints at all.
For this transfer Dr Hana was on holiday so we had Dr Andrea do the transfer and quite frankly I wasn't really bothered. To me, as long as they can get the job done it doesn't really matter who does it! It's only the final process in this whole thing....

We were also advised that there was no availability to do progesterone/blood tests at the weekend when we asked (it's not really something I would expect them to tell me unless I asked), however we weren't really surprised as it's the same situation where we are in the UK as labs are shut. And indeed, having used a fertility clinic in the UK previously too, they wouldn't do anything at the weekend at all! Even if you were ready for egg collection!

I also use Prolutex but ordered all of mine in one go back in February (we were due for a transfer in March which was cancelled due to Covid) and the cost was 20 euros per box. But maybe the cost rise is due to supply and demand? I'm also using Oestrogen patches and they're like hens teeth at the moment as there's a worldwide shortage so of course that pushes the price up......maybe that's what's happened?

Please try not to worry too much about which Dr is doing your transfer, they're all very competent and fingers crossed you have a great outcome  :)

Jippy
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Still BFN definitely think I’m out 😥
So this is our second failed FET with apparent high grade 5 day hatching blasts, apparent great lining. We’ve 2 frosties left. My AMH has always come back higher than average for my age but I have endometriosis so for risk of over stim I was put on low dose type protocol. Resulted 5 eggs collected 4 to frost which I was surprised about but happy to have some to freeze. 2 down 2 left. I’ve also had both Fallopian tubes removed to help success. What I really don’t want to do is just keep putting them back in and hoping for the best without some extra assistance or change of protocol, it’s really gotten me down to a different level this time, my head is swirling and believing now this will never happen for us. I know by rights it’s only early on for us compared to some of you lovely ladies, you are so blooming brave!! I don’t know what to ask Reprofit for exactly, does anyone have any recommendations for tests or added things I can ask for? Also any success stories of OE, I could SO do with some right now 🙏 there are so many tests I’ve read about, so many conflicting recommendations and I just don’t know where to go from here, full cycle to bank, immunity testing, PGS? Obviously we don’t mind spending on all these things but i really don’t want to waste money if I can. Also I feel sometimes with Reprofit things aren’t always recommended and you all most have to tell them what to do next. I really want a doctor to look at my files and past (which I’ve sent over previously) and really think about a beneficial way forward based on their experience, take charge. I’m no where near the expert so I’ve no clue, I need some real help and advice. I’m now thinking about changing to Gennet only because they seem according to forums to be much more hands on? Has anyone used them before? I love Reprofit, mainly because it holds a special place in my heart, they are my first experience of all this. Am I being way too inpatient and just plain silly thinking this way? X
 

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Hi Claire58,

It sounds like you had good quality embryos and lining so maybe it is to due to implantation? I am no expert, however I had a endometrial scratch a month before my last transfer, embryo glue and I had drank promegranate juice for the two weeks leading up to the transfer and I fell pregnant on the third cycle. The other thing I did differencely was I added DHEA to my supplement regiment and I think this actually helped a lot.

As for the tests I couldnt really tell you what to try next as like you, I have more questions than answers! Hopefully some of the other women can give you some guidance. I have also considered Gennet however I haven't really done any research on it yet. It all depends how I can with this cycle. The good thing is you still have two frosties left, so still two more chances to look forward to! I hope you are feeling better hun and if not I may join you for a cry...thinking of you. xxx

I am hoping to get my embryos PGT-a tested (formerly known as PGS) so I can let you know how this goes if this is something you may consider? Oh I might add, that's provided I have anyting left to test. I had my EC on Saturday and ended up with 7 eggs, down to 5 and the grading they gave me on Day one is 1x2PN, 3x0 / 2, 1x0 / 1. Never seen the grading 3x0 / 2, 1x0 / 1 before, so I can only assume it's bad. Has anyone come across this before?
 

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Hi Happydayzz, thank you for your reply and your wishes...so kind of you! Xx
Yes I think PGS may well be the way forward, although I’ve heard so many conflicting opinions on it I feel it’s something beneficial, let me know how you get on I’ve got my fingers crossed for you lovely!
I’ve been researching my butt off this weekend and there are a few other things I’m going to try, one being DHEA. Also COQ10, melatonin, bee propolis and royal jelly. I’ve used royal jelly before and it helped massively with my endometriosis. I’ll need to check with Dr about melatonin though. I think trying to bank some tested  frosties (fingers crossed) will make me feel a bit better. I’m 38 so I need to get that done ASAP whilst I can before it’s too late. I’m thinking about the ERA test, immunity testing and also intralipids, has anyone found them useful? I contacted Gennet on Thursday but still haven’t heard back which doesn’t fill me with confidence in them at all. I know times are hard but communication is key for me and will always be a huge deciding factor. I’ve also emailed my coordinator and asked that she speak with my Dr for a plan of action. I don’t particularly want to change clinics but we are all trying to make very scary decisions, and do our best with the funds we have. It’s difficult to know what’s best especially with different hormones racing around!
I’m not that good with grading to be honest, all I knew at the time of ours was being told they were extremely good and 5 day blasts 3 hatching by our coordinator, I didn’t really understand the grades.
I’m thinking of you too sweetie sending you lots of love & hugs! Xxx
 

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So sorry Claire, how many days post xfer are you?

This time 2 years ago i had my 6th BFN (3 Iui, 3 ivf)
and was at an all time low.

I don't have the answers unfortunately. I wish i did.
In the end it was about making that big change in order to get my boy.
Changing clinics to reprofit and giving up on my own duffer eggs did it for me.

Im not saying do the same but id say follow your heart. If u feel gennet would be a better bet then perhaps switch. Perhaps something is niggling you and you need to get some basic immune tests done? Maybe your endo needs further attention? Perhaps it's simply just a case of persevering with what your doing and your lucky number will come up.

August 2 years ago id hit rock bottom. But less than 6 months later i got my sticky bfp. Things can turn around quickly. Trust you gut. Only u know the right course of action

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Hi K jade, thank you 😊 I’m 11dpt now so I think I can definitely rule it out.
You are right I need to follow my heart which I will do ultimately, but sometimes it’s valuable to hear how others overcame the same challenges. It helps give confidence in very low times. Thank you for telling me your story I appreciate it very much! I’m definitely not ready to give up on my OE just yet but I’m so pleased it all worked out for you in the end, that’s truly wonderful huge congratulations!! Xxx
 

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Hi Claire58,

If you haven't read, It Starts with the Egg by Rebecca Fett, I would suggest it's a good starting point. I started taking DHEA and COq10 amongst other supplements on my last cycle and definitely saw an improvement.

I got an update on my embies today and all but one have failed. They failed to fertilise this time, so it could be down the the male factor (hubby suffers from oligoteratozoospermia) or it could be just a combination of us both. It's all starting to hit home and now I have to try and pick myself up and get in my mind set for the next cycle, however I think I will have that cry now and then go from there  :-[ best of luck with your remaining frosties.


BTW massive congrats to JippyBoo. How are you feeling ??




 

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Thanks happy, yes I’ve ordered that book and some Zita west books so hopefully they will help. Her insta account and website I've found to be brilliant too and given me some answers I was looking for. Apparently Reprofit don’t recommend DHEA which is strange, but the others they do. I’ve also found some great supplements for both of us containing most of the sups I have researched all in 1 so we’ll try those. It’s taken a week but I think I’ve finally found my second wind to go forward, I’m sick of crying now 🙄
I’m so sorry you are disappointed and having a sh**ty time, I know it won’t help much at all but hopefully that embryo will be the one! 🤞
I know only too well after the last week that “staying positive” doesn’t help much...but we’ve got to! We CAN do this!
Sending huge hugs!! Xxx
 
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