I'm new to this forum, first time posting. My husband and I have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 2 years now. We've been looking into IVF w/egg donation for a few months now. The prices in the U.S. are astronomical, $35,000 is what we were quoted at one clinic. In light of this, I have been looking into traveling to Spain to undergo IVF w/egg donation as their prices are so much more affordable; a fraction of the cost here. I just started researching different clinics and there are so many factors to consider. First of all, has anyone here gone abroad for IVF(w/egg donation) treatment? If so, what was your experience?
In looking at different clinics I see the prices vary, obviously, but some clinics offer different packages. One clinic, for example, guarantees 3-5 embryos w/their least expensive package. Then, the most expensive package guarantees up to 5 blastocysts. I understand a blastocyst is at a more developed stage, but do the chances of getting pregnant increase w/a blastocyst versus an embryo? Also, what does the clinic do to increase the number of guaranteed embryos/blastocysts for each package?
This one particular clinic claims a 92% fresh egg donation success rate; these are very good rates and almost sound to good to be true. Does this sound accurate?
I know the drugs/injections to prepare the endometrium are extra, but does the clinic mail them to you? When it comes to scans to check the lining thickness, would I have my OBGYN do that?
Some clinics include in their package price the cost of qualification tests for woman/man. What exactly do these tests consist of?
Is assisted hatching only needed if you want your embryos to reach blastocyst stage?
Has anyone here used embryoglue? What are your thoughts on it?
Egg donors in Spain receive total anonymity, so the information recipients receive is next to nothing from what I've discovered. Is anyone familiar w/the medical and mental health standards of egg donors in Spain?
I apologize for all of the questions. I appreciate any information you can share.