I want to share my story with all of you,but there are lots of familiar topics, so I will quote the message I posted earlier in another chat not to rewrite all over again:
Me and my husband came back from a fertility clinic in Ukraine about a month ago (more and more people seem to recommend fertility clinics in Ukraine for the past two years). So after we tried lots of cycles in Israel, Greece and India we decided to go and try it in Ukraine. At first we searched all prons and cons of turning to Ukrainian reproductive clinics throughout the internet.
The main cons for us were:
- our mistrust (we've been doing IVF unsuccessfully for 5 years straight);
- a strange country (we have never been to Ukraine and didn't know what to expect from it, and we were worried about our health and the health of our future baby!);
- the language barrier.
On the other hand there were reasonable pros:
- the legislation which supports assisted reproductive technologies (ART);
- beautiful donors;
- proffesional staff, I mean both doctors and managers;
- comparably low prices (as for an avarage US salary).
So while searching we came across lots of medical tourism agencies and sure lots of clinics. We e-mailed a couple of agencies to find out what clinics they work with, and start looking through their websites. So we also e-mailed a couple of clinics and picked the one we liked best! If you are interested that was "Mother and child" clinics in Kiev. We were really happy we picked this clinic! The medical equipment is up-to-date, the doctors are really nice and surely proffesionals! The staff knows English, and our patient coordinator from international department was such a nice lady! She provided us with all information needed and supported us throughout the programm.
Finally, what I'd like to say is...THERE IS A BABY ON THE WAY!!!!!....We're on cloud nine...
So I would really say it is worth trying! And hopefully, in two years we will come back for a second baby!
And it will definetely be "Mother and child" clinics in Kiev! (by the way, the city is really magnificient, especially at night)
So if any of you need some additional information or the contacts of our patient coordinator - feel free to ask!
Mary J Ann Peters