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! I’m new on this site. I’ve seen hundreds of messages here concerning both, successful and unsuccessful results of IVF and I want to share my own story of all the attempts to have my own child. Maybe it gives someone a little hope.

To begin with, my name is Anna and I’m 52. Like many others I had no children and for a long time I thought it was impossible to have at least one sweet child. But let’s not make haste.

I got married 12 years ago and I have been trying to get pregnant since that very moment. Of course my husband and I decided to find out what’s wrong after hundreds of ineffective natural attempts. Having passed some tests and analyses, it became clear that I had PCOS. I knew that the only way to have a child was IVF, considering my age. So I started to choose a clinic, where such treatment was legal and possible to do at my age. My DH and I chose a clinic in the Czech Republic. I had 2 cycles with DE there but they were unsuccessful. The doctors told me there is no reason to give up my attempts thus I decided to keep going in this direction. Unfortunately, I was 48 at that moment and that means I can´t do the next cycle in Czech clinic. And we again started our search. I was reading dozens of sites and forums trying to find any suitable place…and voila! We found out that in Ukraine there are no such restrictions related to IVF. Before we arrived there, we had lots of hesitations. Firstly, we’ve never been to that country and we thought it might be not the best place for TTC. But after careful consideration I agreed at least to try this opportunity because of the price. To my great surprise, Ukraine is a lovely country though there were some unpleasant moments. After usual preparations, tests, stimulations and all that stuff…it was a miracle! I succeeded in the only thing I was dreaming about for about 10 years and thanks that I’m a happy mother of Lily!

P.S. There is always a way out, you just need to believe and not to give up!!

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Hi! That's great news!! Congrats!

I've heard about Ukrainian clinics few times. What's the name of yours? Don't you know if they they have surrogacy programs?

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in reply to Hidden much people talk about it. It must be one of the best in Ukraine and one of the cheapest in Europe.

What about your impressions of personnel, treatment, conditions, and the country in general? Weren't you afraid to go there? I heard something is going on in the east, right? Is it safe?

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To be honest, I was afraid of going there. We watched news and knew that some awful things were happening there...But to our relief that didn't reflect us. We had a nice apartment though we had to find another one, as I prefer to live in a big house and don't like flats. We had a personal driver, interpreter, housemaid. The service was great - 10/10, the medical personnel was kind, attentive, and polite, hovewer I hope they still are. Treatment was also of a high level. As all that things were covered by the clinic we cared about nothing but finding a house.

It was also exciting to visit different historical places in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, to try their national cuisine...So, it's a lovely place, really.

I'd like to take Lily there when she is 5. Ithink it's a good idea to show her place where she was born.

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I'm so glad to know that there is one more happy mom in the world!!

Best wishes to you and Annie! x

I love a happy ending! Thanks for sharing x

in reply to 72cloud9

Thank you!

Such a lovely and encouraging story. Well done for not giving up! Congratulations and I wish you all the best with your family. Xx

Thanks hun...I hope it can encourage someone who needs it.

Best wishes! x

Congrats on Having Lily...great ending to your story that took you years..all the best xxx

in reply to Jaky76

Thank you!! x

It's a pleasure to meet someone who faught for happiness for so long and finally won this battle! Congrats mannamay! thank you for sharing your encouraging story. I wish I coould post here something like this. wish you all the best xx

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