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Hi there. I hope you are doing good. I read your post. IVF is really risky for women above age 33. I tried 2 IVF cycles. They failed, unfortunately. The method that worked for me was surrogacy. I hope my advice helps. Take care.
Hey there. I hope you are doing well. I opted Surrogacy as an alternative. When I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility I was so lost. I was completely broken and shattered. But then a close friend of mine told us about this. I am glad we considered her advice. Now we have our baby girl. I feel so blessed. I hope it will be a great experience for you too. smile
Hello there. How are you doing? I am new to all this. I have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer about 3 weeks ago. And doctors have advised not to convince now. So, I have decided not yo give up. I really want to become a mother. And I hope, one day, I will. And I think Surrogacy is the answer to all my problems. Sending love and wishes to you.
This pains, above posters spent time & money for failed ivf shots. Unfortunately this usually takes more than 1 shot to conceive through teatments. Considering also success rates which vary with woman's age. We all know going through treatments at 30 is not the same as at 50. This is just nature. It may bless us with fertility or curse with inability to have kids in natural way. Still we're lucky to have all those methods nowadays. We've been through iui, medicated cycles with monitoring, 2 ivf - all attempts failed leaving us alone and hearbroken. Then a friend of mine recommended the clinic abroad. They'd just accomplished their surrogacy program there so were open about all sorts of questions. They told about the process there. Gave some of useful links. Recommended blogs of people who were successful with them. Here are some: asiu.us; oursurrogacyblog.wordpress.com; surrogacybiotexcom.blogspot.com. Those are really useful. Hope this helps those looking for more insight.
SusanPrice wrote:
Hello there. How are you doing? I would like to say that both Surrogacy and IVF are great alternatives. But choice if the method depends on your condition. Also, the choice of the clinic is really veey important. I had 3 IVFs. All were here in the US. But all failed. Then we decided to have Surrogacy. And now we are parents. I hope it will go well for you too. Best wishes and love.

Hello, hun. I'm sorry your attempts failed in the US. May I ask how much did it cost you to get treated there? And whether you used own or donor egg. The majority of clinics adds fees if donor egg is used. Anyway, I feel sorrow for all your efforts in vain. Luckily you found your way out. May your new family be healthy and happy all way long.
Here's brief explanation of how ivf works. Once you come off of the birth control pill, you will begin a process of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. At the clinic you will have an ultrasound to evaluate the uterus and ovaries, and once you get the all clear you can start. There are two main parts of this process. Taking medications for about two weeks: Oral fertility medications like Clomid and/or injectable follicle stimulation hormones (Follistim and Gonal-F) are used to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries to mature more eggs than they typically would in a normal cycle. The goal is to produce at least 4 eggs with the use of fertility medication.
Monitoring visits (during the fertility medication phase): Ultrasounds and blood tests are used during this time to keep a close eye on the development of your follicles and eggs. This is the most time-consuming part of the IVF process, requiring an average 5-7 visits.
After about 10-12 days of fertility medication, once monitoring shows that your follicles have grown to an appropriate size, it is time to trigger the final maturation of the eggs with hCG and schedule the ultrasound egg retrieval 36 hours later.
Egg retrieval: This is a day procedure performed in the clinic under sedation. There is minimal risk, but you will want to take the day off work and arrange for someone to pick you up. If you are going through IVF with a partner who will be providing a semen specimen, it will be collected on the same day as your egg retrieval or the sperm could be frozen before.
Approximately 3 days after fertilization, embryos are ready for transfer, but some patients prefer to wait a few days until they have reached the blastocyst stage (generally 5 days after fertilization). The embryo or blastocyst is instilled into the uterus via a thin, flexible plastic tube, which is gently passed through the opening in the cervix leading to the interior of the uterus. You will not need sedation for this procedure. It is generally painless but some women may experience mild cramping. You can watch the transfer as it happens with ultrasound technology. Hope this helps to get more insight.
In a reputable clinic egg donors also go through a very stringent psychological evaluation. The clinic's main job is to build a profile of the donor from every angle. Including personality, intellectual capabilities, motivation, level of responsibility, and health background. Their questions during the initial interview cover the donor’s education history and grade point average and her family’s professional background. They ask the donor to describe her personality traits. They create short introducing videos along with the donor's profile. Many potential donors do not make the cut in bio tex though.
BethWest wrote:
Hey there. I hope you are doing well. I opted Surrogacy as an alternative. When I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility I was so lost. I was completely broken and shattered. But then a close friend of mine told us about this. I am glad we considered her advice. Now we have our baby girl. I feel so blessed. I hope it will be a great experience for you too. smile

Congrats with your successful surrogacy plan! In accordance with its clauses, only childless, heterosexual couples who are married to each other are eligible to have a baby through surrogacy in Ukraine. Additionally, a major advantage of choosing Ukraine as the destination for surrogacy abroad, besides its attractive costs, is the fact that, for example, American IP do not need a special visa to enter the country.
But all you, sweeties here. A dose of realism is needed when you’re 42. Miscarriage rates are 50 per cent. Live-birth rates for IVF with your own eggs are only 10 to 15 per cent. And the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities are higher than average. Donor eggs take on all three. If your objective is a baby, and reduced heartache, donor eggs or donor embryos are a consideration.
Leenandy01 wrote:
Hey, I am sorry for your loss. I would suggest you surrogacy. It is safe and successful process than IVF. I have also gone through surrogacy when my doctor told me that I cannot be a mother again. Many people warned me that I should not opt IVF because it is risky and painful. I am happy that I took the right decision on time. I would suggest you the same. It is an easy and legal process. There are best clinics for surrogacy in Europe. They provide best and healthy surrogates for surrogacy. I have a daughter now. My DH and I are so happy to have her.

I just want to clarify confusion for you. Just know that IVF and surrogacy are both 2 different procedures. It is soo important to know this. Not everyone has a choice between both the procedures. One is either a candidate for IVF. Or they are a candidate for surrogacy. It is really important to visit a good doctor. Someone who can actually help in this situation.
I can understand your feeling very well. Because I went through this problem. Infertility is not a problem today. As there are many solutions for this. I was infertile. I was infertile due to hysterectomy cancer. So I decided to go for surrogacy. It was a success for us. We had our twin daughters from surrogacy. It is a very good infertility treatment for infertile couples.
Andie.Berg wrote:
Hey everyone! My name is Andie. I am super confused therefore decided to talk about my problem on this forum. My doctor broke the news to my husband and I that we couldn't conceive naturally. However, he said we shouldn't lose hope either and instead should definitely try opting for IVF. I honestly have no clue about how this treatment goes. Like is it painful? What is the possibility that it will work out? Which clinic is re-known for doing this? I am literally so confused. If there is any other mother out there who went through this please guide me! I really need to take the right decision. Thank you in advance.

I can definitely relate and here's what I want to share with you smile
Like is it painful? IVF is a well-known infertility treatment used to treat a wide range of fertility issues in couples around the world. There exist two types of IVF: classical IVF and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Basically, it allows for the creation of an embryo at the laboratory, simulating the conditions at which natural conception would occur inside the female reproductive system. The fusion between the egg and the sperm leads to the creation of embryos.In classical IVF, the resulting embryos are cultured for a timeframe that ranges between 3 and 5 days. Afterwards, the resulting embryos are transferred back to the womb of the intended mother.Depending on the quality of the gametes used, the specialist will recommend one option or the other. The steps that are included in this first part of the process correspond to the intended mother:
To promote the production and maturation of multiple egg cells, ovulation is induced in the intended mother by means of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The goal of this phase is that all the eggs that start growing in this cycle are able to complete the maturation process. In a natural cycle (without using fertility drugs), only one egg accomplishes this goal.Oocyte retrieval involves the use of a needle to aspirate the fluid contained within the follicles. Mature oocytes will be found in this fluid, and the number of oocytes to be retrieved depends on each woman. Although this step requires a surgical intervention, it is very simple and takes only 15-30 minutes. It is done using a mild anesthetic and does not require hospitalization!!
What is the possibility that it will work out?- As a general rule, the higher the number of good quality eggs, the greater the chances for fertilization to result in viable embryos, able to implant and lead to an ongoing pregnancy. The duration of this stage may vary on a case-by-case basis, with an estimated timeframe of 6-10 days. Throughout this stage, it is necessary for the patient to attend regular gynecological examinations in order to monitor follicle development and schedule a day for collecting the mature eggs from the ovary. In order for the embryos to be able to attach to the endometrial lining, it has to be prepared to receive them. In IVF procedures, it is achieved by means of fertility drugs that contain estrogen and progesterone. The goal is to make the endometrium acquire a triple-line pattern and a thickness of about 7 to 10 mm.
Which clinic is re-known for doing this? - Here are some of the obvious advantages we've had with bio texcom: No hidden payments. The payment is divided into several rates. Well screened donors and surrogate mothers have carefully considered their decision to be a part of the program. Unlimited number of attempts without losing money! Help with any questions. Assistance with financial arrangements. The fertility specialists of the highest qualifications. Each specialist has 15 and more years of experience. Full legal support without any additional payments. High live birth rate. Quality of the material. They work only with fresh biological material. That is why the chances to succeed are higher. Large database. Psychological health.
Hope my message helps to get more insight. smile GL!
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