I thought i should say hello as i am a new member and i am very grateful for this wonderful site and the members in it! I am a mum of 2 wonderful boys- aged 2 1/2 and 5 months. They are an absolute joy and keep me very busy. However my husband and i feel our family wont be complete untill we have a little girl. I have always imagined having a daughter. My relationship with my mother is very strong and ive always hoped i could have a similar special relationship with a daughter of my own. My husband would like to have no more than 3 children (ive tried to convince him that 4 is a nice even number but he wont buy into it :) So once we knew we were expecting our 2nd baby boy (saw the penis on the 12 week ultrasound!) we have been discussing and researching the possibility of PGD in Thailand.
Our OB is wonderful and when we mentioned it to him he was more than supportive- offering advice and asked if it was ok with us he would like to assist us in our journey!! Now we have decided to give it a shot and planning things properly. Thank god for this informative site!
We are going to try PGD in SART in conjuction with Genea in Sydney as well as the help of our local OB- IN 2013. We are very excited and trying to get us much info as possible in relation to timeline, preparation, meds, risks etc.
I have recently been in touch with SART who provided me with some info that i thought i should share with everyone. Its in relation to the package that they offer including accomodation-
The treatment process
Step 1: Paper work completion and intent for treatment. (Overseas Patient Form)
Step 2: Contact Genea (previously known as Sydney IVF) at Kent Street for preparation and treatment direction.
Genea - Level 2, 321 Kent St., Sydney 2000 Tel: 02 9229 6420 www.genea.com.au
Step 3: Deposit the amount of AUD3,000 to Superior A.R.T. We accept VISA/Master card or transfer to our bank account:
Oogonia Co., Ltd account details:
TMB Bank Public Company Limited
A/C no. 011-2-69557-2
Swift code: TMBKTHBK Please notify customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have transferred your deposit.
Step 4: Collect the blood samples for work up, it will take approximate 45 days for preparation.
Step 5: Once the test-kit is completed, you can start the stimulation process and monitoring with Genea doctor and nurse.
*Genea nurse will notify to Superior A.R.T. nurse for progress.
Step 5: Come to Bangkok for initial consult with Superior A.R.T. doctor and nurse to continue monitoring and get the last injection (Trigger).
Step 6: Start the ovum-pick up, ICSI, PCR X Y 21 and embryo transfer. Step 7: Blood test for beta-hCG (pregnancy test) in Sydney.
PCR X Y 21 package cost AUD 11,000
Treatment package includes:
Test-kit and work up preparation
Consultation including doctor’s fee
Ovum pick up
ICSI /PCR X Y 21
Monitoring - Hormone testing
10 nights at a 4 Star Hotel or Service Apartment near Superior A.R.T, based on 2 persons
Transfer from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to hotel and hotel to Suvarnabhumi International Airport for maximum 3 persons
This package does not include:
Australia: Approx AUD 2,000 -2,500. These are purchased from a pharmacy.
. Trigger (last injection), approx THB 2,000.
. Hormonal support after embryo transfer, approx THB 5,000-10,000.
Lab investigation Australia: Approx AUD 100 at pathology centre.
Ultrasound Australia: Approx AUD 350 at ultrasound centre.
Superior A.R.T.: After the embryo transfer if you have surplus embryo of good quality you can freeze those embryo for future use. The cost of embryo freezing is THB 20,000 for 10 embryos (another THB 20,000 for the next 10 embryos) and annual storage fee THB 1,500 per one embryo.
Remark: You have to pay the deposit AUD 3,000, if cycle is cancelled you will not get a refund.
I hope this info helps some people. We looked into HRC in the States however with the increased costs if the first cycle failed we would not be able to attempt a 2nd cycle.
My question to people is has anyone fallen pregnant after one cycle only? Also is it possible to do pgd without the ovulation meds (as in a natural cycle) I am quite scared of the risks assoc with all the hormones (OHSS)