Sure, both clinics offer the same type of IVF services, they’re both relatively cheap compared to the UK and they both are in the Czech Republic. But how are they different, and which one would I choose? Here’s my verdict. 1. Location Reprofit – based in Brno, Czech Republic, the country’s second largest city. You…Continue Reading “Seven main differences between Reprofit and GENNET”

Yesterday was egg retrieval day, and it was a completely different experience to the one I had in Reprofit, Czech Republic. Here’s how. Pre and post care Unlike cycle one, the nurse at Jessops actually talked us through the process, from the cannula, sedation and procedure, to the phone calls we’d receive from the embryologist…Continue Reading “Egg retrieval – UK vs Czech Republic”

I woke up today feeling blue. I know why: I’m going to a friend’s baby party today (she had her newborn the same weekend we found our first round of IVF had failed) and I just don’t want to. I know it’ll be full of yummy mommies and smug daddies, and cute babies everywhere. Because…Continue Reading “Practising gratitude on those down days”

Ulgh, I’ve had one of those days where I’ve been a right negative ninny on the IVF-front. I didn’t sleep well, so I woke up feeling knackered before the day even began. Then we had a meeting at work, where every other person was pregnant (or it seemed that way). And this was swiftly followed…Continue Reading “6 common negative IVF thoughts and how to reframe them”

This week former Emmerdale star, Lisa Riley, spoke out about people buying into ‘false hope’ by overseas fertility clinics that claim exceptionally high success rates. According to Riley, who admitted to struggling with fertility issues, some IVF clinics abroad are claiming 98% success rates. This compares with 32.5% in the UK, which she says is…Continue Reading “Lies, damned lies, and statistics – IVF abroad”