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Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 4:21pm

Ginefiv clinic in Madrid?

Hi has anyone any experience of the Ginefiv clinic in Madrid?
Prices for egg donation are about 6000 Euros so quite reasonable for Spain. I got a very informative email back from them within an hour. There is no waiting list and they can give me an appointment in January....

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Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 10:51pm

Hi hun!

I havent personally heard anything about that clinic,but if they contacted you within the hour and are very informative,they sound great.!Its good to hear there is no waiting list,sooooooooo frustrationg having to wait for a match.I used Ceram in Marbella after a few referrals from friends,and loved the fact I could start anytime I wanted,no waiting list!

Just wanted to say good luck with your journey,keep us updated!

Me 41,dh 38.
First Ivf 2004 BFP,M/C at 9 weeks.
Second Ivf BFN.
Third Ivf no eggs fertalised.
Moved onto donor egg treatment in Spain.
Second cycle BFP!






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Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 10:59pm

Thanks Shelly
Your little fella looks a dream - congratulations!
Will you go back to Spain or are you sticking with the one??

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Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 8:35pm

I should update my ticker pic :rolleyes:,hes 19 months now! :D :D


No,thats me done now,happy with just the one.

Me 41,dh 38.
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Third Ivf no eggs fertalised.
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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 4:03pm

RE: Ginefiv clinic in Madrid?

Hi there,
I unfortunately have had too much experience of the clinic Ginefiv in Madrid. My partner and I (both Brits living in Madrid) have carried out several IAD and IVF attempts there - all failed (apparently age factor). The clinic is small, they carry out a huge number of cycles, they give you no time at all and they treat you like a number. Most of the doctors and the staff in general are unfriendly, in fact quite often rude. We have often asked ourselves why on earth did we stay so long there, maybe inertia, helplessness and until we met up with some people who have had highly positive experioences elsewhere, we felt helpless and unable to proact! We have now switched to another clinic - which is also more central and where the staff are super frinedly and with English speakers. We are about to embark on an egg donation cycle in Jan 09 there and so far we are inspired again. Fingers crossed. Check out their website and whatever you do, avoid Ginefiv - people in the Spanish chats tend to berate them too! : www.fivmadrid.es
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Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 4:32pm

Hi Jesse
Thanks for your honest reply - sorry to hear that you had a less than positive experience and good luck at FIV. I will have a look at their website later. How much are you paying for ED at FIV by the way?
We have now made an appointment to go to Clinica Vista Hermosa in Alicante - we haven't been able to find out much about it so are keeping everything crossed that we like it when we get there. The lady who has been corresponding with us (Salome) has been incredibly helpful and informative.
I used to live in Madrid which was why we were looking there - we have a friend who's still there (married to a Spaniard) but in the end Alicante won us over. It's such a minefield though isn't it.
Let me know how you get on at FIV - when's your appointment?

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Friday, December 5th 2008, 6:49pm

Hi there Hope,
sorry couldn't get back to you earlier. The price at FIV Madrid for an egg don cycle is 6500, which from what I can gather is about the going rate here - some are even more expensive -Ufffff!! We've already had our first consultation with the Dr, in fact, we went armed with all our results -we were told this would speed things up. Prior to our first consulation there, we were sent all the info about the technique and the clinic in English in a pack, with all the results we had to get done, consent forms etc...and any doubts we had, Julie, the English woman who works there, was able to clear up for us over the phone. It was great to have this immediacy, especially when you are mulling over a trillion details in your head. Anyway, we were told by the Dr. that we can start with the next period. We got great vibes from this clinic and they assured us that they have donors available. we have decided to begin with my january period, after the xmas hols. So, veerry exciting. If I can help with anything else, just let me know.
Hope it all goes well for you at Vista Hermosa. What are their prices like there????
Besoooos
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Sunday, December 7th 2008, 12:32pm

Hi Jesse
Prices at Vistahermosa are a bit cheaper-4700 euros for 1 cycle or 10900 euros for 3 with 40% back if u don't get pregnant.I am worried that they might be cheap because they're not very good(I am worried about a lot of things!)Anyway we're going for 1st appoint in Jan so we'll make a decision about whether we like it or not then.The price includes a night at Melia Alicante (1 night per visit)and ALL tests(we don't need to get any done in UK beforehand)but notmy drugs which will be about another 300 euros I think.
Anyway, here's to January-keep us all updated and I'll do the same
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Sunday, December 7th 2008, 7:41pm

FIV Madrid

Hi Jesse, after reading your post I am now considering going to FIV Madrid for Egg Donor treatment after a natural pregnancy ended in MC this year. My only question is, is it FIV centre Madrid, or Fiv Madrid? Are they both the same? How do you know which one is the best?

I'd appreciaite any advice you could give,

I'm also of Spanish descent, as is my partner. Do they give you much info about the donor?

Many thanks,

FM

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Sunday, December 7th 2008, 10:20pm

Hi Hope,
In terms of price, it sounds like a good deal. I hope it all works out for you there and would love to hear how you get on in January. I don´t know the clinic so I can´t help you there. In my experience, one of the most difficult things has been putting my trust in a clinic and in the doctors. I just hope this one comes up trumps and for you too. I´ll let you know how things go at Fiv Madrid. All the very very best,
Ciao
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Sunday, December 7th 2008, 11:30pm

RE: FIV Madrid

Hi there FM,
I´m very sorry to hear about your miscarriage.
Our clinic is FIV Madrid, not Fiv Center which is another clinic altogether, quite a bit smaller and with mixed reviews in the Spanish chats. FIV Madrid, along with IVI seems to get the best reviews and we went for FIV Madrid because of two sets of friends of ours who went there. They both got pregnant and rave about the clinic and the staff there. They certainly seem to have good results, but what clinched it for us (and their price is lower than IVI) is their patient-centred, humane approach, which we found to be completely missing in Ginefiv, for example. The Dr we saw at FM at our first appointment was really nice, he spent ages with us, explained everything fully in good English (our Spanish is not that good!!).Just great. We feel bouyant again! In fact, we are trying not to get too excited.....

We were told that under Spanish law, we are allowed to know the blood group of the donor, which will normally match mine, the colour of her eyes, hair, her weight and height, and that generally speaking, the clinic will look for a donor who has similar physical characteristics to me. I was worried about this, as I am blonde and green-eyed, not a typical Spanish phenotype and my partner is also fair, but they assured me that they have many donors in their donation programme right now of all phenotypes and that they had a suitable donor for us to start in January.

Anyway, I hope this info helps you in some way...
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Monday, December 8th 2008, 11:54am

RE: FIV Madrid

Hi Jesse,

Thanks so much for that. The clinic sound excellent. I just tried to call them to make an appointment but they have an answering machine message with opening times and then the line goes dead.
I will persist. I am really excited about the egg donation program. I know thye have egg donors from all over Europe to assist Fair haired clients. I am very Spanish looking, as is my partner, which is why I'd prefer a Spanish donor as opposed to an English one.

Would you mind telling me the name of the consultant, as it would be good to go with a recommended one. If that's too personal no problem.

One last question, this is my first attempt at assisted conception. What are the tests I could provide them with to save time?

Many thanks, Jesse,

Maria

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Monday, December 8th 2008, 4:08pm

RE: FIV Madrid

Hi FM,
today is fiesta in Spain!!!! maybe try and call them again tomorrow. I contacted them by filling in their contact form on the web page (press the link 'request an appointment and information' in contact us) and Julie got back to me the same day if I remember correctly or try emailing her directly - I have dropped her a line with my many doubts several times: information@fivmadrid.es and she has always got back to me quickly.

The Dr we saw is Dr. Gómez, but my friends have told me that all the Drs there are friendly and helpful and in fact it's better not to get too hung up on seeing one particluar Dr as they tend to rotate. Apparently, they do clinical sessions every day and they are all aware of each patient's case history. I certainly hope so!!

There are quite a lot of tests which you need to get done - some you may have already (in Spain they have to be from within the last 6-12 months )- like smear test or bloods etc. and a stack of hormone tests - I can´t remember exactly which off the top of my head. Perhaps the best thing would be to contact Julie and get all the info to mull over. She sent me a load of initial info by email, with the tests required etc and then I also got a pack of info through by post with consent forms in both English and Spanish which we had to sign, general info about the clinic, itemised price list and location etc. and I think there was stuff about hotels nearby and travelling there from abroad. Anyway, sorry this is soooo long.
I hope it all works out for you and do let me know how you get on.
adiossss
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Monday, December 8th 2008, 7:43pm

RE: FIV Madrid

Hi Jesse,

That's brilliant thank you. You are a fountain of information! I am going to Madrid anyway in a few weeks so will try to get an appointment for then. I've has a few hormone tests etc done recently so I'll try to get copies of them. I'll contact Julie tomorrow if I haven't heard back from them by midday. I did the email contact thing but now I know it's a fiesta day that explains the lack of response!

I'd love to know how you get on in January, it's really exciting. My accupuncturist in London, who specialises in fertility, also rates the FIV clinic.

All the best for January,

FM




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