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  • "Beckiebooh" started this thread

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Friday, October 26th 2012, 8:50am

Serum Greece

Hi I would really like some info on the Serum Clinic in Athens Greece.
Has anyone been there for Ivf???



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Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:53am

Hi Beckiebooh,
We had treatment there last year after a failed icsi in the uk the year before. I can not reccommend it highly enough, it is really unique. We now have 8 month old twins as a result of going to see penny at serum. Anything at all just ask, i will try and answer the best i can for you hun




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Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:27am


I had baby William as a result of Penny's lovely care, although sadly 2 later cycles didn't work for me. I would still recommend her without hesitation. :)

Probably the most comprehensive guide to Serum is the one written by Agate which covers the following topics:

1. Why do I think Serum is really good clinic to go to

2. Are there any bad points?

3. What is Serum like?

4. Egg or Sperm donation
4.1 Who are the egg donors?
4.2 Who are the sperm donors?
4.3 Can I use egg and sperm donation (or embryo donation)?
4.4 Do Serum treat single ladies?
4.5 What is the matching process?
4.6 What information is available about the donors?
4.8 Can I do IUI/DIUI with Serum?
4.9 Can I do a tandem OE and DE cycle with Serum?
4.10 Is there an age limit

5 How much does it cost?
5.2 Does ICSI/IMSI cost extra?
5.3 Do they do PICSI?

6.1 How to arrange a consult
6.2. How to do the infection tests on menstrual blood?

7. How long does it take to get started?

8.1 Having hysteroscopy in Athens
8.2 If I have an aquascan and its abnormal can I have a hysteroscopy the same day?
8.3 Can I have hysteroscopy at any time of the month?
8.4 Why am I being advised to try naturally after hysteroscopy?

9. How to get to the clinic from the airport

10.1 Where to stay
10.2 How to get to Athens from the UK

11. Buying medication in Greece and in the UK

12 Protocols
12.1 Donor egg protocols
12.2 Own egg protocols
12.3 What is natural cycle OE IVF?
12.4 What immune/adjunctive treatments are available with Serum?
12.5 The importance of sperm quality
12.6 Extended down regulation pre-treatment

13. Paying for your treatment

14.1 When will I need to be in Athens? When will I be able to book my flights?
14.1.1 Fresh cycle own egg IVF
14.1.2 Natural cycle own egg IVF
14.1.3 Natural cycle donor egg
14.1.4 Medicated donor egg
14.1.5 Natural cycle frozen embryo transfer
14.1.6 Medicated cycle frozen embryo transfer
14.2 Checklist for booking your trip

15. Packing for your trip

16. Checklist for going home after embryo transfer

17. Cycle monitoring for an own egg IVF

18. Having your egg collection – own egg cycles

19. Having embryo transfer – own egg and donor egg cycles

20. Other practical information

21. Eating out

22. Self catering

23. Internet access

24. TV and radio

25. Going to Athens with a baby or toddler

26. With love from Agate

Agate’s Serum Notes

These are my personal opinion - have not been checked or endorsed by Serum and only record my experience of treatment there - other ladies will need to get their own advice!

I cannot post the thread as it exceeds the maximum amount of characters per post, but the link to it is here Linky to Agate's Serum File

This thread contains multiple links/information. This information is not confirmed/checked or endorsed by FZ

Good luck honey, give Penny a ring or drop her a mail - she is always willing to help and advise blowkiss

1st IVF July 2008 BFN
2nd IVF Nov 2008 BFN
3rd DE IVF July 2009 BFP!
4th DE IVFJan 2012 BFN

5th FET April 2012 BFN

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