My IVF Alternative – Brno

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ChefDori:  I currently know two couples doing IVF in the Czech Republic. One was recommended to go there by her RE. The other chose there because of genetic issues and the type of IVF she wants to do can’t be done here. The only problem is that you need a level of support at home too to do check ups and I know that a lot of the clinics here don’t do it. If it comes to it it will certainly be something that I consider. I know it is cheaper but if you were coming from America/Australia I can imagine the cost of the flights would negate the cheaper price.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ChefDori:  I’m also interested in IVF in the Czech Republic. My fathers family is from there (I’ve visited a few times) and may have to do IFV down the road.

Are u considering going there for it? Is the treatment significantly less than the US? 

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I know nothing about the IVF side of things here, but if you’re spending a longer period of time here in Prague, I’d suggest airbnb for accomodations. It will be cheaper than hotels.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

ChefDori:  I was a little quick on that first reply: I know airbnb has loads of really great flats in Prague; not so sure about Brno. 🙁 Sorry if I was falsely advertising! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ChefDori:  That’s great that it’s still much cheaper! I didn’t ask because I didn’t want to be too pushy especially when we’re not at that stage yet. All I know is, one of the couples was told by their RE that it’s actually better there than here As well as being way less expensive. Actually, now that I think of it, I know another couple did 5 rounds, at least some in Czech Rep, and has beautiful twins (egg donation) now. Shows that it’s quite common!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

ChefDori:  And it’s only a 2-hour drive to Brno from Prague. There are really good public transportation options, as well.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ChefDori:  Wow, just read your breakdown of costs! Its scary how much it costs in the US! 

Btw, don’t know anything about Brno or if it is the same, but we had the scariest experience with a taxi driver in Prague. Really left an impression. Just don’t pick up taxis on the street!! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

phoebephoebo:  ChefDori:  I agree that taxis can add up, though I don’t think they’re any more expensive than in the U.S.  But for most cases public transportation is excellent. You can get anywhere. I wouldn’t say shady taxis are common at all, but if you call a taxi company to order one, you’ll be in good hands. 

As you get closer to your trip/s PM me and I’ll happily give you some tips on where to go. 😀

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