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ED and Early Menopause

Postby springwoman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:37 pm

Hi, there! I’ve decided to post here as I need some help. I feel a little bit trapped and can’t make my mind what to do further. The thing is I have some problems with my fertility. I was diagnosed with a low ovarian reserve nearly a year ago. My gyny says that I may even face the first signs of menopause soon. I think it’s a hereditary issue as my mom also had some problems with her periods. She gave birth to me when she was 26 and started to have the first problems with her periods when she was 34. I have the same problems. Firstly, I started to have shot delays between my menstrual cycles. Then the delays became longer and longer. I had menstruation only 6 times this year. The problem is I’m childless and want to become mum very much. Is there anybody here who has the problems? How did you manage to conceive? Did you use medications or natural remedies?
P.S. My gyny recommends me to try egg donation. She says that ED IVF will give me much more chances to conceive. We have already visited one fertility clinic. It’s situated overseas. The clinic seems to be a reputable one and is much discussed on various fertility forums. We decided to deal with this clinic as it has very reasonable prices and we liked the package of services they offered to us. However, when we visited them, we were a little bit puzzled. The clinic’s halls were too overcrowded. There wasn’t even a vacant place to stand. We had to wait nearly two hours before the fertility specialist was ready to meet us. We spent nearly 45 min in the fertility specialist’s office as she asked too many questions and investigated the results of our health tests very attentively. We also visited one more fertility clinic. The things were quite different there. The clinic was empty, but I didn’t like the fertility specialist who worked there. I think she was too soothing. I don’t like such people. Now we have to make a decision which clinic to choose. Do you have any clues which clinic to choose?
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby xenia » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 am

Hi, I am sorry y haven't been happy with a clinic. I know that overseas ivf clinics offer great service at reasonable price. A few friends of mine have undergone ivf at amazing ivf clinic in Gdansk, and have been extremely happy with the service and treatment they got.
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby Veronica » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:16 pm

Hi, hun! I’m really sorry to hear about your struggles of getting pregnant. If you have a low ovarian reserve, ED may become a nice solution for you. You may also try to improve your health by leading a healthy lifestyle and practicing a healthy diet. I have a close friend who managed to conceive after reducing her weight with the help of a healthy lifestyle. You may also try some herbal medications. Some of them do make miracles.
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby Teddy bear » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:15 pm

Unfortunately, a low ovarian reserve is a hereditary issue. Do you have anybody in your family with the same health problems? A healthy lifestyle is great, but I don’t think it will help greatly in this situation. As for the clinic, I would check the success rates of both clinics. For me, it’s the key moment in choosing the clinic. It will be nice if you check how they’re selecting egg donors for their ED programs. At any rate, good luck in your TTC journey!
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby xenia » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:50 pm

Teddy bear- I can't agree you. I think this source explains the issue pretty well: https://www.eggdonationfriends.com/succ ... dont-tell/
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby springwoman » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:44 pm

Xenia, thanks for the clue. I’ve read this article and found loads of useful information in it. I would certainly take it into consideration while choosing the fertility clinic. I’ve written in my initial post that my mom did have some problems with her fertility, so I think my problems with ovaries are the hereditary issue. As for the clinic, they seem to have rather good success rates. We’ve found loads of positive feedbacks about them on various fertility forums. In addition, we quite liked their prices: they don’t charge much for their services…
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby Veronica » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:25 am

If I were in your shoes, I would pay more attention to the way they select egg donors for their egg donation programs. I think it’s better to deal with the clinics that offer oocytes of young egg donors. As far as I know, they are considered to be the most effective. I would also pay attention to the donor’s health: it’s better to take eggs from the woman who’s totally healthy. It will be nice if they check her heredity. Just pay attention to these things. I don’t think long lines are good criteria for making a decision…
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby springwoman » Mon May 15, 2017 8:01 am

I quite agree with you, hun. However, those long lines made us so anxious. The clinic offers us oocytes of 19-26 years old women. All egg donors have to pass through a rigorous medical checkup. In addition, the clinic’s specialists will check the lady’s heredity. They deal only with those ladies whose parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are free from the hereditary diseases. They also choose women who have already given birth to a child. This the way the clinic chooses egg donors. What do you think about it?
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby xenia » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:52 pm

springwoman - I have also across a few posts of ladies who are considering ivf de with PGS NGS to maximize their chances of getting pregnant and having a problem-free pregnancy.
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby Teddy bear » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:34 pm

I think it’s great that the clinic offers you oocytes of 18-25 year old women. They are really considered to be the best. It’s also great that they offer you eggs of the women who are already mums. However, it would be quite interesting for me to get to know how are they going to choose an egg donor for you. I know that some clinics let their patients glimpse at the photos of the donor. What about the clinic you’ve got interested in? Do they offer such an option?
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby springwoman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:07 pm

Before visiting the clinic for the first time, we sent them a short description of the woman who would suit us as an egg donor. We specified her height, weight, hair and eye color and etc. Our program manager told us that they have a very large database of egg donors. They use a special software to find appropriate egg donors for each DE IVF. If we sign up a contract with them, they will be able to enter their database and see 3D photos of egg donors. This the way this clinic chooses egg donors for its clients. What do you think about all these things?
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby Veronica » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:17 am

Seeing the photo of the egg donor sounds quite beneficial. As far as I know, not all fertility clinics are ready to provide such an option. It will give you an opportunity to make a better choice. However, will they charge any additional fees for this. As far as I know, some fertility clinics do this. What about the one you’ve got interested in? Have they offered you any optional services?
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Re: ED and Early Menopause

Postby springwoman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:39 pm

No, I don’t think they would charge any additional fees. We have to sign up a contract with them. According to this contract, the clinic will charge only a fixed sum. As we’re going to book several shots, this sum will be divided into several installments. We will be able to make a payment in cash or via a bank transfer. The clinic seems to be a reputable one, so I don’t think we won’t have any problems with this. At least, I hope so.
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