We chose to try IVF in Prague after unsuccessfully trying in the UK. This was a big step for us but we felt it was the right thing for us to do. There are many IVF centres in Prague so it was difficult to decide which one to choose. I wrote to a few places but it was Gynem’s response that was the most informative and that is why we chose them for our treatment.
As soon as this decision was made, Gynem gave us clear guidelines and instructions as to how the procedure works and what would be required for us. We were opting for the donor programme, which was new to us but they explained everything. Upon completing our registration, we flew out for a consultation (although you can do this over skype) and they arranged for a taxi to collect us at the airport. It all seemed easy, the flight was less than 2 hours and the taxi was waiting for us upon arrival.
The clinic was very clean and the receptionist gave us a warm welcome. Linda was our Client representative and who had given us all the excellent information before we arrived and she was there to meet us upon arrival. We then met with the Dr who took us through the programme and also carried out any necessary tests and examinations. This was very straight forward and there were no issues with language barriers, all of which made the whole thing very reassuring and we knew we had made the right decision and chosen the right clinic.
We returned to the UK and I was given my medication and the procedure for the donor programme was put in place. The whole procedure takes about 2-3 months as cycles need to be synchronised but again this was thoroughly explained and I was advised when to take my medication throughout.
Upon the month of the transfer, I got a scan done in the UK and sent the results to the clinic and then on egg collection day we flew to Prague so my partner could give a fresh sample (you can do a frozen one if this is difficult). After this we were given daily updates as to how our embryos were progressing and then about the date/time and details of the transfer. Again, this was done very well and the information clear and detailed throughout. Before this, this was the bit we were nervous about when going abroad and about the logistics of it all, but honestly, we had nothing to worry about as the clinic made things so straightforward and easy to follow that in some ways it was easier than doing it in London, where we had our previous treatment.
The team who carried out the transfer were excellent, and the facilities absolutely top class and extremely clean. They made me feel very relaxed and talked me through everything.
Prague is a beautiful city and that is an added bonus of doing the treatment here as we also got to spend some time here. However, what was more apparent was the care that the staff show and the help and reassurance they give throughout the whole experience. Did we make the right decision? Without a shadow of a doubt and whatever the future holds I would always recommend Gynem to people and am so delighted that we had our treatment with them.