We are considering trying for egg donation treatment, possibly in Czech Republic.
I am now 54 years and my husband 41. We tried IVF and one cylcle of egg donation several years ago. We had sought treatment after I had had 2 miscarriages at 45 years old. The attempts failed and we were on a waiting list for further egg donor at the Cromwell in London. However, we didn't hear anything from them and felt we were just being fobbed off each time we contacted them and got very despondent and gave up. But now we are thinking of having a final attempt.
I have 2 grown children, but my husband has none of his own and would make a wonderful dad.
I'd like to hear from anyone of a similar age to myself and their experiences.
Some UK clinics have links with clinics abroad that have egg donors, and UK clinics are becoming more open to the idea of women in their fifties have egg donation. You'll find some clinics abroad won't treat women over 50, sometimes younger. You may have this problem with the Czech Republic. If you try going through a UK clinic, that isn't ageist, and has a good track record, they're likely to be able to help you. You're younger than Gordon Brown was when he had his first baby!! But noone bats an eyelid about him being a father in his late fifties.
Search for a Cinic a good clinic in London on this site, check out the reviews, give them a ring and ask to speak to the Egg Donor Coordinator. This is one helfpul route. There's so much info on this site and so many patients who've had treatment at different clinics that you can talk to - the easy way to do it is a pick a clinic, search for it on this site and you'll see a list of some of the members who are patients at each of these clinics.
I will be 51 in jan . I have been looking at treatment with egg donation abroad.
Im afraid a lot of the countries have upper age limit of 48. I have found a clinic in C.Z that advertises no bounderies, in what contex i dont know. I contacted them and they treat up to 50, where as others in C.Z said 48. I beleive Russian clinics will treat women over 50, there is a good one that every one raves about called Altra Vita,it cost e5000 app £3000, + your flights & hotel cost which are expensive in Moscow. There pg rates are over 50%. Drs in U.K will tell you, clinics figures abroud are false.I beleive them to be true in most cases, as i have read the evidence on the web from the pregnant girls themselves. There is also another clinic in the Ukcrain call Insida that they rave about also, but I dont know there age limit
Ian craft treats older women in U.K, He is in Harley street I dont know if he buys eggs from abroad, but i know the Bridge Center do., or its a 2year wait in U.K and getting longer since donors, not being anomanous any more. In these clinics you will be looking at app £8000 to £10000.
Hi - thanks for your reply - I contacted Fertimed in Czech republic and although I stated my age - 54 years in the email - the Dr that replied didn't refer to it and gave the impression they would definitely treat us. I tried to clarify in another email to them by asking if they would treat me at my age. Again they didn't say they wouldn't, but seemed to 'avoid' the question. So I'm not sure really - I don't want to get our hopes up by booking a consultation, going to CZR and then being turned away because of my age.
I am going to Reprofit in Czech Republic for donor egg IVF and they have a very good reputation, so much so, their waiting lists are now quite long. My appt is for June 2009 and I booked that about 3 months ago. I dont know if they have an age limit or not. I'm ok a the moment, I'm 44
Have you contacted any other clinics?
If you go via a UK clinic it will cost you alot more money, that is why everyone I know, or who have spoken to, arrange it ourselves. Plus, the donors are anonymous from abroad, which is what I wanted.
I would contact as many clinics as possible before making any decisions.
I am looking on going to the Czech Republic spring 2009 for IVF with Donor Egg, I am 46 but will be 47 in Dec 08
Do you have any information that you could pass on
i have been in contact with a clinic in the Czech Republic, I think it may be the same clinic as you are going to, However i am dealing with a lady called mags
I am new to all this and any help would be a blessing
the clinic I am going to is called Reprofit and I deal with one of the Dr's there called Stepan. Their website is Reprofit.cz.
I did alot of research before deciding on this clinic. I went for an appt at a clinic in Spain and read websites/chat rooms and contacted the clinics directly. After doing all that, my 1st choice was Reprofit and my 2nd choice was Life in Athens, 3rd choice Serum in Athens.
The reason I chose Reprofit is because they have a very good reputation (if you read that other popular website FF there's alot about them on there), they have a good success rate, they are very competitively priced and its not too far to travel.
When I 1st emailed the clinic, I got a very quick response, in almost perfect english and the Dr's deal with their own emails. The waiting list is now getting quite long, I booked to go the beginning of July and I go to the clinic June 2009. When I 1st got the date, I nearly cancelled and went for my 2nd choice as there was no waiting list, but I decided that I needed a break and wanted to enjoy xmas without being on a cycle and have some chill out time. So I've stuck with it and the time is actually passing quite quickly and now I am glad I waited.
Is it this clinic you are going to? I think there is another clinic over there but I've not really heard much or read much about it. if you are at the same clinic as me I may be able to provide you with some more info.
I cant believe I said I was 44 on the earlier post.... I'm 42 !
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