What Clients Say
After many failed IVF cycles in US, my husband and I decided to investigate our options for doing IVF overseas. My research time on the Internet was lengthy and left me more confused than I had been at the start. Fortunately I found Sue at IVF Traveler. Sue was able to help me narrow down my choice of country and then later, my choice of clinics. She helped me to take my specific requirements, some that I had never even considered before she asked, and prioritize my needs.
We decided on a clinic in the Czech Republic. My husband and I are frequent travelers but this would be my first time traveling to Europe alone, I had dozens of questions. In addition to helping me make travel arrangements, Sue acted as my personal cycle coordinator. This was extremely helpful to me as we were working with a 9 hour time difference and a foreign language! Sue being available evenings and weekends meant that as I had questions she could get me answers directly from the clinic.
I found the medical treatment abroad to be comparable to that in the US and with Sue’s established relationship with the clinic, I had no trouble. Sue explained my protocols and helped me to obtain my medications and routine monitoring in the US. I feel very strongly that my experience was smooth and enjoyable because Sue was with me every step of the way making sure that nothing fell through the cracks. I had no stress, no worry… just a fabulous time in a new country while at the same time fulfilling our dream of having a child.
L.B. Karasik – Los Angeles
We are a couple from Ireland who have been trying IVF treatments for nearly five years, our earlier years have been in Ireland, and after a few failed treatments we decided to look further a field. We came across ivf traveller and a lady called Sue Taylor.
She suggested a Clinic called Reprofit in a place called Brno in the Czech Republic. So I went straight away checking it out online and discovered that on an Irish web site called rollercoaster.ie lots of girls had used this Clinic. It is very popular for egg donation, and have very good success rates, and their treatment is a fraction of the cost of Ireland.
I know that in Ireland it is very costly and they have very long waiting lists. But what Sue was able to do for me was contact the clinic on my behalf and sort out a date without any waiting time, she gets the appointments sorted as part of her service to the clients. Her list of services is endless, she corresponded on my behalf with my Clinic, she is very thorough with checking everything out more so than I ever had in Ireland.
Sue was available to me almost 24/7 and helped me along the way every step. I could not have got through without her help and guidance.
You know when you have a question that might seem stupid to most people, well she has been through it all herself so it makes her an expert of sorts, there wasn't any question (and i had a few) that she couldn't answer. Her fee is very minimal for all that she does, she does everything from the appointments to sorting out the medication, to organising the accommodation. She will also remind you each step with the meds to make sure you don't forget each time something is to start.
She helped us with our travel arrangements and we had someone meet us at the airport and be our personal helper when we were there, to bring us to and from the Clinic.
When your treatment is all over and your at home waiting!!! she is always there to re-assure you of things as they progress. I found it to be such a comfort to have someone there to help me through.
I have already encouraged two friends of mine to use her service, and would highly recommend to everyone who is thinking of trying ivf or donor ivf abroad to contact Sue, she will really help you through, and best of luck to you all.
Couple From Ireland
When we first made the difficult decision to pursue donor IVF, instead of finding the “cure all” miracle that we had hoped for after several IVF failures, what we encountered was an overwhelming amount of information and paperwork as well as a confusing number of options. We knew that we wanted to cycle in Europe as that’s where we’re based, but after one call directly with a clinic in Poland to which we were referred by our IVF doctor, I was left in tears. They were very negative and clinical about the whole process, plus the doctor could barely speak English! After we spoke, I was left thinking “What are we getting ourselves into!”
That’s when we found out that there are consultancy centers that will help walk you through the process, in your own language, and in a caring manner. That’s how we found Sue. Due to probable immune issues we ended up having four treatments with her. During each round, I had tons of questions, and often wanted to double check things or explore other possible options. Sue stuck with us through it all and was always ready to look into things for us and answer our questions right away. (I don’t think I ever waited more than a few hours for a response!)
As a business woman myself, I also have to comment on her organizational skills. She tracks your treatment step by step, electronically “holding your hand” and sending reminders to ensure you make all your dates, follow the treatment correctly and have everything you need. It doesn’t take the thinking out of the treatment process, but it certainly helps to know you’re not alone in having to figure things out. While our donor IVF road was a bit bumpier than others, Sue was there for us though it all with positive words of encouragement. I really felt that she cared what happened to us and that we weren’t just another client. I guess the best compliment of all is that after a year of working together, Sue is now helping us through the last step of the way – making the transition to our local obstetrician – we’re pregnant! Thanks again Sue!
R and F from Europe
My husband and I are in our mid- to late- forties, so having a baby was a tricky concept. We tried natural methods here in the states, and it was slow-going with no success. After researching IVF with donor eggs here, we realized that we could never afford it. After googling other options, we saw stories about people going overseas, and how much more affordable it was. We were very interested in the Czech Republic, since that seemed closest to our "gene pool." The only problem was, we didn't know where to start.
How do you sit in your living room in America, and find a reputable IVF clinic in a foreign country? There were so many pieces to the puzzle, that we didn't know what to do.
After more internet searching, my husband found IVF Traveler. He had email conversations with Sue, and was sold on her and her knowledge and enthusiasm. After we both talked to her on the phone, we realized that it was a no-brainer to hire Sue, so she could navigate us through this complicated process.
She was great from beginning to end (and she's still helping us even though we've been to Prague, and we're now back in the states!). She had us completely prepared for the trip, from assisting with filling medications, to travel arrangements, to coordinating with the clinic staff. I honestly don't know how we would have done this without her. And the best thing is, I'm pregnant!
Ecstatic Couple from New Jersey
I just wanted to take a moment to try to express my thanks for everything you have done to help me through the donor egg IVF process in the Czech Republic. When my husband and I talked to you that first time, you immediately calmed my nerves and it was so reassuring. When we hung up, we just looked at each other, and we immediately knew that hiring you to be our IVF Concierge was a no brainer. That first impression never changed as we moved along in the process. You helped us every step of the way, and took so much of the stress off of my shoulders. Every question, every comment, and every thought I had you addressed calmly, reassuringly, and professionally. I was so grateful for your help and still am since I haven’t actually stopped asking you questions! If I have to do this again, I would still want you there for me every step of the way. Thank you is just not enough to express my appreciation!
With many many thanks and sincere appreciation,
K & S - New York
My husband and I started trying to get pregnant when I was 42. We quickly began pursuing ART, trying with Clomid and then moving on to 4 IUI's and 2 IVF cycles. After two years, we decided to pursue an egg donor but were stunned by the cost. I had heard about IVF abroad through my OB/Gyn, my acupuncturist, and my own searching on the internet and message boards. The Czech Republic kept coming up as an affordable and reputable option, with caring doctors, and much success. Through message boards I found Sue Taylor at IVF Traveler. My husband and I first had a phone consultation with her and she was a god send. She was so knowledgeable, open, compassionate, honest, and had a great sense of humor. We immediately felt comfortable with her and knew we were in the right hands.
One can deal directly with the clinics on their own but we had been through so much emotionally, I was tired, and the idea of trying to now deal with a clinic in a foreign country, dealing with the time difference, getting meds, etc, it all seemed too daunting. We knew Sue would take care of all the details so that we could remain as stress free as possible. I can not express enough how important she has been to us through this entire process. She not only helped us with all details related to the clinic selection, donor selection, meds, dates, etc., she also helped with our itinerary by recommending hotels, train schedules, basically anything you need to know before traveling abroad she provided. She was also by my side every step of the way, answering any question or fear I had with professionalism and compassion.
We chose Reprogenesis in Brno. Our experience was lovely and exceptional. The entire staff treated us with tremendous care and understanding. Unfortunately we were not successful that time though everything in the cycle went well. We decided to try again in November and I am thrilled to say that I am 44 yrs old and officially three months pregnant with a healthy baby boy! We had a great cycle and have two frozen embryos left in case we decide to return for a sibling.
Sue was hugely instrumental in this whole journey and we can not imagine how difficult this would have been without her. In fact, I don't know that we would have done it without her. Sue, what you do is priceless and for that we will always be grateful to you. You should know that what you provide for couples like us is truly a remarkable service. Thank you for everything. There are simply no words to let you know how special you are to us.
E & J from Los Angeles
Going through multiple rounds of IVF can definitely be emotionally, physically, and especially financially draining. I am so glad that I came across the idea of traveling internationally to do IVF while doing a web search. It was a couple years ago when I met Sue Taylor. I had been through several rounds of failed IVF cycles and was feeling hopeless and helpless.
We chose a clinic in Brno to do another round of IVF. Traveling overseas for medical treatment was a little intimidating, after all, I only speak English and am not used to being out of the country. But Sue made it completely seamless and easy. She is there for you every step of the way to facilitate communications between me and the clinic, for any questions I had about the treatment, and she helped me get my medications at a reasonable price. I was very impressed by how she did business. She is extremely dedicated and committed.
Because of that treatment, I now have a beautiful baby boy. So, we decided to go for another round for the second baby. Of course, there is no way I would do it without Sue Taylor. If you are at all having any doubts or worries about traveling for IVF...don't. It was the best thing I ever did, hands down.
Danielle from California
The best thing I did was to work with Sue from the very beginning. If you are considering treatment in The Czech Republic you will need Sue's help. She is extremely knowledgeable about every step of the way. Sue provided an amazing comparison chart, to help me pick the clinic. There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming for sure. Sue will narrow it down for you based on your requirements.
It really helps that she is responding immediately to your emails or calls. Trust me, with the Czech clinics, you will need someone to translate the prescriptions for you. She will help you with reading and understanding the protocols and advising where to find the best price for the drugs. Sue will give you travel tips and prepare you for the procedure with more information than the clinic actually told me.
If I do this again, I would call Sue, she was everything for me. Sue is just brilliant!
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