Our patients describe their experience with Embio Fertility Center
Egg Donation without Stress with Dr Paraschos in Greece
- Read the story of Emily
Applying for an egg donor at EmBIO Clinic in Greece
I was impressed with the ease with which we applied for an egg donor at Embio clinic in Greece. So far, we’re extremely satisfied with Embio, whereas our treatment in Australia has been expensive and very complicated.
About Dr Paraschos
Dr Paraschos was very good, very warm, friendly and professional. He understood where we’ve come from since this is a very emotional rollercoaster.
I’ve been through various fertility treatments in Australia, from assisted reproduction to IVF, without results, and my time is running out. I’m in my 40s, I have limited time, and a donor is, for me, the final option. And it’s a big step because, emotionally, you have to come to terms that it’s not all a part of you, but we’ll have a child, and this will be our child. And I’d love to have a sister or brother for my boy. He’s a delight and joy and was completely natural. Now, I’m praying for a miracle.
The EmBIO clinic is busy, professional, enthusiastic
We searched sites and places in the world for our egg donation treatment. This is a leak of faith from us in Australia, because we researched on the internet, and everything we’d done so far had been via email. We didn’t know until we arrived and saw Embio Clinic that everything was legitimate. And now we find that everything is well organized and professional. Whatever the outcome, we’re thrilled.
The faith button for us was one little photograph of Robert Winston. In this day and age, you don’t know if who you’re dealing with is genuine. When you’re dealing with people overseas, you have nothing material. But then our IVF coordinator was emailing backwards and forwards to us for weeks for my questions and what to do next. In Australia, it’s first the money and then getting pregnant. Whereas here at Embio, the human touch comes first. The mentality here is, ‘We want to give you what you want.’
The EmBIO clinic is busy, professional and enthusiastic, which is what I like to see – people who like what they do. I feel their heart is in the right place; we can feel the staff love what they do. There are a lot of lovely women working at EmBIO.
Yes to Donor Egg IVF, No to Stress!
60% of Australian donor women give up before the treatment because they don’t thank you for doing it in Australia. There’s nothing in it for her. The whole legal process is extremely stressful because of what we’re going through emotionally.
In Australia, you have to find your donor. It’s a very long process. You may go through everything, and they may say no at the end. You’re wearing out your soul to find a donor! Once you’re out of the doctor’s door, you’re on your own. And there are thousands of women in Australia asking for a donor. It’s like a lottery.
Here at Embio, there is no stress. As soon as we started communicating with the IVF coordinator, we felt we were in the right place. I felt I had found a friend.
IVF costs less (when you have your Egg Donation treatment at Embio in Greece)
In Australia, the people who want the donor must pay for her complete medical blood tests, blood screening, psychological screening, and counselling. So the cost of coming to Embio, Greece (flying, hotel and treatment) in many cases is cheaper than an egg donation treatment in Australia.
Time is a luxury the egg recipient can’t afford!
The whole procedure takes 3 to 6 months in Australia. Remember that all this happens after you have found someone who wants to be an egg donor. You could look for a year to 2 years before you find a donor.
You can’t be a donor in Australia unless you’ve completed your own family. It’s not law, but it’s a major recommendation not to give eggs when you’re young and have many eggs to give. But we are here at this Greek clinic now since we don’t have the benefit of time because of our age.
What I’m saying to you if you are in your 40s is: Please, don’t give up. There is another way. There is hope.
And now for the big news...
First Scan in August 2014 and... twins!
Please let Dr Thanos know that we are expecting twins.
I have had my first scan and attached the results.
All looks very good at the moment.
We hope it proceeds just as well.
Finally, a big hello to all the fantastic people at work
All our warm Aussie wishes,
We have healthy twins, now about 7 cm long
Woohoo, so far, so good...
I came for one, got two, yes twins, both now just over 7cm long.
Many thanks to the team at Embio, the IVF coordinator and Dr Paraschos.
Lucy's Husband, October 2014
After all the attempts in Germany, I conceived my baby in Athens
- Read the story of Klaudia Giese
“Hello, my name is Klaudia Giese, and I am a dentist. For a long time, my husband and I had tried to realize our great dream of having a child in several in vitro fertilization centres, but without success. In Germany, doctors’ capabilities are limited because of the degradation of the medical system. We were really frustrated, and we desperately sought a solution abroad. In 2004, Prof. Theodoropoulos advised us to visit Dr. Paraschos’ IVF clinic in Athens, Greece. Finally, in 2006, we decided to go there.
Dr. Paraschos welcomed us, and from the first moment, we felt from the interest that he showed that he understood us. The IVF Center’s very high standards, the cordial and familiar environment, the scientific training of the team and, of course, Dr. Theodoropoulos made us immediately feel that the pregnancy test would be positive; we could not believe it. After so many failed attempts, hopes and distresses, we could feel closer to realizing our dreams. During the pregnancy, I even feared that something could go wrong.
Dr. Paraschos, who followed me throughout the pregnancy, was always close to me, ready to answer my slightest doubts and calm all my fears. Thank God everything was fine, there were no complications, and our little girl was born perfectly healthy. The feeling of holding your own child in your arms is indescribable. There are no words to describe the absolute happiness I felt then. I want to advise all couples who have not yet realised their dream of having a child not to lose hope. I recommend, without any reservations, from a personal and scientific point of view, that they contact Dr. Paraschos’ IVF center in Athens.”
First-time pregnancy at Embio after years of unsuccessful attempts at other centres
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We have both experienced the gift of motherhood
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