What is IVF, IVF cost and the IVF process are just some of the questions I am frequently asked. Well below are some of the answers to these and other FAQ’s.
Q: What do I get?
A: I would like to start by saying, that at no time do we ask you for any kind of payment from yourselves. The website has been created, purely to let you know that there are alternatives to having treatment in the UK and that it need not be any more stressful in going abroad to get that treatment. On the contrary, we think that you will find the whole experience a lot less stressful than you might think. As we have already said, the site is here to help raise awareness of the fact that there are other options open to you, and to recommend the one we feel will benefit you the most.
Q: How quickly can I have my first consultation?
A: An initial consultation can often be arranged within a week or two’s notice at most clinics.
Q: How quickly can I start treatment?
A: Greece IVF treatment using own eggs and either partner or donor sperm can be started immediately after being seen for an initial consultation. Treatment using donor eggs is determined by the individual needs of the couple and waiting times are routinely between 1 and 6 months, considerably less than in the UK.
Q: What are the success rates like in Greece?
A: The success rates are as good as anywhere else in the world including America. In fact we have treated couples who have come from the States after having had treatment there with no success, only to have them come here and be successful! Success rates will vary from clinic to clinic just as it does in the UK.
Q: What is the cost of treatment in Greece?
A: The cost of treatment abroad is often cheaper than in the UK and dependant on what treatment is needed, no waiting time to start.
Q: How long do I need to be in Greece for during my treatment?
A: If undergoing IVF with your own eggs then a stay of 9 to 10 days is advised while for an egg donation treatment, a stay of 7 days is best.
Q: Will flying after embryo transfer affect my chances of success?
A: No, we have had women fly home even on the day of their embryo transfer and been successful.
Q: How is payment made to the clinic?
A: In 99% of cases, payment can be made by bank transfer via a registered UK financial exchange company. We use an FX company as you will get a better rate of exchange.
Q: How long does the money transfer take?
A: You should allow at least 5 working days for the money to be received by the clinic. If you pay the FX company by credit or debit card, this will speed the process up.