Sarah, UKIVF Egg DonationOctober 2016
After several miscarriages and discovering that my AMH levels were very low, my partner and I decided that our best option for having a much wanted second child was through egg donation.
We had been in discussion with a fertility clinic in London about IVF and we learnt that using donor eggs would involve a much longer and complicated process as well as being extremely expensive. So we decided to consider going abroad for the treatment.
We researched fertility clinics in various European countries and visited some online fertility chat rooms to listen to experiences of others. Gynem in Prague was getting very good feedback and so we arranged an initial consultation by skype.
The doctor we spoke to had excellent English and answered our questions very knowledgeably and in general we had a very good gut feeling about the clinic. Part of the appeal was that their process was really straight forward; the costs, timelines etc were very clearly laid out as part of their egg donation package. (For the record, Gynem was very competitive on cost compared to other clinics in Europe and the UK). There was also a very short waiting period prior to starting the treatment unlike at other clinics.
In the run up to the treatment, we had almost daily contact with Jana Poupe who answered all of our questions really quickly and helpfully and on the day of the transfer she was extremely supportive and kind. Their premises were very clean and modern and the process of the transfer was seamless. My impression was that Gynem's facilities in Prague were newer and more sophisticated than the clinic that I had visited in the UK and the published success rate is certainly slightly higher.
We are currently waiting for the result of the transfer and have frozen some eggs should we not be successful this time. Regardless of the outcome, we would not hesitate to recommend this clinic to others. Travelling outside of the UK for the treatment was absolutely no hassle as everyone spoke English (including the embryologist) and everyone got back to us really quickly when we had questions or queries.