Baby Blues

Vamos a España


October 26, 2017

In my last blog, I announced the intent to try IVF with an egg donor one final time. We are determined that the final round of fertility treatment is to be performed at a top notch clinic in a geographically convenient location in Europe. This is no easy task, as there are many top rated fertility clinics in Europe.

This time three countries were in play: The Czech Republic, Greece, and Spain. All offer great clinics, making the decision a difficult one. The lure of Crete is hard to pass up, but ultimately we had to cross it off the list because of geography.  Next on the list is Prague in the Czech Republic. We have visited Prague twice and truly enjoy the city and its people. Unfortunately, the commute to and from Greece and the Czech Republic in the winter months requires multiple flights. One lesson learned from last year’s adventure to the Czech Republic is that my comfort after the procedure is of the utmost importance.  This left Spain, which is attractive for its many clinics, and the ability to fly directly to and from New York.

During the course of his research, Jeff uncovered many attractive clinics throughout Spain, complicating the decision making process. In addtion, Spain is more expensive than the other two countries, which was a source of stress because we grappled with whether we should exceed our predetermined budget. In the end, we realized that the cheaper clinics are more difficult to travel to, and therefore, will require us to spend the money saved on transportation costs.

We are happy to say that we are going to in Alicante, Spain. We truly believe that this clinic is thorough, and gives us the best shot at conception with donor eggs.

As we move forward with preparations for an early to mid December embryo transfer date, I will be chronicling the various steps in the process.

Stay tuned for the next blog in which I write about the mock cycle.