Kumiko, JapanIVF Egg DonationSeptember 2020
We are an Asian (40s)/European (60s) couple, who had gone through all possible fertility treatment in Japan for about 3 years with successful fertilized egg cells, which were usually implanted 3 days after fertilization, unfortunately without a resulting pregnancy. The emotional, physical and financial toll was mounting, when my partner convinced me to try a donated egg, which is not possible in Japan. With links to Munich/Germany and Honolulu/USA, we checked various possibilities and were stricken by the friendliness, helpfulness, success rate and price point of Gynem in Prague, not too far from Munich.
Our Japanese gynecologist prescribed the preparatory fertility medication and did the necessary tests and we coordinated with Gynem. Gynem gave us the options of a few donors. Hana, our Japanese and English-speaking coordinator was great in getting us all the instructions and answers in a timely and proactive manner. In Prague I was picked up at the airport & taken to our hotel where I met my partner. The next day we were picked up by taxi and taken to the nearby modern Gynem clinic with my partners fresh sperm. Some tests were done and paperwork was completed. The donated egg was fertilized and we travelled for a few days around the beautiful Czech Republic, while Hana was updating us on the development of the fertilized eggs. 5 days later we discussed the resulting eggs and decided to implant one 5AA egg. We returned on long plane rides to Asia and the US. Unfortunately, no pregnancy resulted.
A few month later Hana informed us, that they had an Eurasian donor available and offered us another chance. We jumped on this 2nd chance and varied the procedure a bit by utilizing Gynems preparatory medication under the supervision of our Japanese Gynecologist, choosing a higher resolution sperm selection method and by adding “glue” during the egg implantation and this time we were lucky. We are now blessed with a beautiful, healthy, hungry 6-month-old daughter, which is the center and love of our lives.
We are very impressed with the Gynem doctors, staff and coordinators, their new facilities, the customer care and coordination and of course our all success! We are so impressed that we are currently contemplating a sibling for Marina with Gynem’s help.
We thank the donor so much for all the help she provided and hardship she went through to make us happy parents and we promise we will take the best care of our daughter and give her all the love we have.
Thanks to all involved in the program.