(Closed) Anyone have experience with European REs?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

First off, viel erfolg! I don’t know much about fertility clinics but do have a lot of German friends giving birth with various beliefs in natural birth and drugs and such. I know what you mean about the whole process being different (not allowed to work for 6 weeks BEFORE birth, etc.) but when it comes down to drugs, I think you just need to find a Dr. with tthe same beliefs as you.  As far as fertility, Germans tend to plan pregnancy later on in life so there must be fertility assistance options.

On a more concrete note, if you don’t find what you are looking for at the clinic you have found, PM me and I can recommend an EXCELLENT OBGYN who speaks English and really cares about her patients. She approaches things from a very practical perspective and takes the time to chat and understand your situation so, at the very least, I’m sure if you had an appointment with her, she could help you be aware of your local options. She also really listens to what you want, not in a pick your own diagnosis but more in a if you do or do not want a particular drug, she’ll talk about the benefits and risks so I am sure she could give you a recommendation at the very least.

Post # 4
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t have any personal experience with European REs, but I, too, have German friends with kids. In general, German doctors seem very into psychosomatic stuff and encourage that whole “you don’t get pregnant because you’re trying too hard” mindset, so don’t be surprised when they tell you it’s psychological if they can’t find a physical cause.

Good luck and I hope you find a great doc!

Post # 5
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Where abouts are you located? PM me if you need some advice regarding Switzerland. Good luck!

Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

@texasbee:  From what I gather, the age of child birth is directly correlated to the amount of education, most of my German friens with children have spent 6-10 years in University at various levels which leads to children after 30. However, it seems the common belief is that the first child should be born before 40 in order to decrease risks. I too would not be surprised if you are told your psyche is part of the problem, there is clearly a mentality of overcoming medical issues here. I have heard that the cure of dog allergies is to get a dog and increase exposure. It’s just a culture that relies on medicine and other unnatural remedies less than the US. Although there may be something to say for not putting additional chemicals in our bodies as we can’t think of Germans with fertility issues but I could think of at least 2 couples I know in the US who have struggled with these issues. 

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