Laura – UK – January 2014
I was nervous about undergoing fertility treatment in another country. From the initial enquiry I received prompt feedback to all questions and had a Skype consultation with the doctor which was really helpful. We were matched up quickly to a suitable donor & received all medication in the post. Any questions I had were responded to by the representative, Martina, in a timely manner. Anything she didn’t know & needed medical input she took away and got the right answers. When the time came to go to Prague we were picked up at the airport & taken to our hotel which was great being in a strange city! Martina collected us at the hotel the next day to go to the clinic. Very impressed with the facility itself – brand new & pristine! This was another worry before we got there but we were reassured once we saw it. We met with Dr Mrazek at the clinic & he was extremely nice. We also met the embryologist who gave us an overview of the blood test results they had taken from my husband. All the staff speak good English so there wasn’t a communication issue. We returned home & Martina kept me up-to-speed with how the fertilisation process was going & we had 2 good blastocysts for transfer & 2 to freeze which we were delighted with! The transfer took place 5 days later & I flew home the next day. It was a difficult decision to make to proceed with an egg donor due to failed ivf cycles with my own eggs but I wanted to have a child & felt this was the best opportunity for us. I am currently in the 2 week wait & feel confident & hopeful that it will work. I would recommend anyone in a similar situation to do this, the service was excellent & the staff efficient & knowledgeable. Thank you to all involved in the program.
The Kims from Korea, December 2013
I can honestly say that working with Medical Travel has been an amazing experience.
We were hesitant and constantly worried about whether we were making the right decision but Jana was so patient to answer all our questions and reassure us through the whole process. Finally everything just fell so perfectly into place. Once we arrived the doctors and nurses were so kind and supportive. We are so thankful that we chose to go with them.
For what it is worth we are also so thankful that we were able to spend the time in the beautiful city of Prague as well. We enjoyed looking around and shopping in between appointments. We are so thankful for the experience. It can be a really difficult choice to travel for medical treatment and it’s hard to be completely sure if everything will be ok, but we don’t regret using Medical Travel at all and completely give all our thanks to all the team.
Michelle, UK, December 2013
Dr. Mrazek and his team are friendly and knowledgeable without being condescending. Always there when you need them, with helpful answers and advise, ready to go the extra mile. I loved when Dr. Rieger, the embryologist, gave me regular updates on my embryos during a pre-Christmas weekend.Facilities are modern, comfortable and clean. All in all very positive experience
Charlotte, UK, November 2013
From before we contacted Medical Travel / GYNEM we did some research on the web. We would go for the egg donation programme, and it was important for us to have a donor of Caucasian / Nordic appearance. It is due to law not legal with egg donation where we from. We found Czech Republic and Prague as a nice place to go, with nice people, and descent prices. I had been to Prague several times and knew the country. Medical Travel was chosen due to a full programme package with pickup and nice facilities with experienced doctor.
We have really a good experience from using Medical Travel as IVF donation programme. We were contacted by telephone only minutes after filling in the contact scheme, and we were set up for a Skype consultation with the doctor when it suited us.
We then agreed to go further with this. Blood tests and pre-examination were done home by GP and gynaecologists. The donor was found very quickly. The menstrual cycle had to become synchronized, so she got some medics for this by the GP. Then the medicines for preparation of uterus came by post, and she started to take these as prescribed. Due to small bleedings there was done some adjustment in dose.
She had a check-up by gynaecologist short time before we went to Prague. It took some time before we knew when to arrive Prague, so ordering tickets was not so easy, and was done just few days before we needed to be there. Fortunately we got tickets, but travelling such a long distance, and in winter time may become problematic. We were picked up by mini-bus at the airport and driven to the hotel in city-centre. Morning after we were picked up at the hotel and taken to the clinic, about 20 min from centre.
The clinic is perfectly new, modern, looks great and seems to be very nice equipped.
Semen collection was done and information was given. Egg was retrieved from donor and for now we had to wait 6 days until blastocysts were ready. It was 6 days with waiting and medication. But there were time for looking around in Prague as well. After waiting we went back for insertion of blastocysts, this was quite quickly done, and then we went straight back to the airport to go home.
Pros +: Nice country, people and clinic. Good contact with client representative, good English written and spoken. Positive pregnancy test after first trial.
To improve: – Egg donor should after our opinion been younger (under age 30). (Did she have children from before?) -Medication sent without any information, no files or instructions. (Previously when we tried IVF we got a nice file with a lot of information). We got no info about semen collection. Fortunately we knew about this from before.
Conclusion: We will with good feelings recommend this clinic for other couples in Europe. If the pregnancy doesn’t last, we will for sure go back to the same clinic.