Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Poland as a country of my treatment destination?
Convenient location: Poland has convenient geographic location for most intended parents from Europe.
Cost: fee for our programs are affordable to our intended parents since we are dong out best to keep it low despite the high quality service we provide.
Success: Our network of fertility centers are known for incredibly high success rates.
Egg Donors: we have large database of young and healthy egg donors. They are ready to travel to your destination.
If we are out of Poland, how many times would we need to visit Poland through the procedure and how long do we have to stay each time?
It usually depends on your specific needs. Please e-mail us and we will provide the exact timeline to you, based on your specific requirements. Usually we provide various options: as a genetic mother, you will have flexibility to start medical stimulation in your county and arrive already prepared to Poland (you will have to stay for one week). If you would like to undergo medical stimulation in Poland, you will have to stay for two weeks. As a genetic father, you will have to arrive to deposit the sperm (stay of 5 days) or there is an option to send the frozen sperm to Poland via special shipping companies.
Where are you located?
Our address is:
Warsaw Equator Ochota
Aleje Jerozolimskie 96, 13 Foor
00-807 Warsaw, Poland
Office Tel: +48 053 6577062
Mob: +48 22 2755679
What are the steps of the process?
1. Call or e-mail us and tell us about your specific need
Please inform us about your fertility history and share the scanned copy of any related medical tests done previously.
2. Request :
Request sample of agreements
Request information about program fees
Request access to database
3. Choose egg donor from the database
Please review the profile of egg donors, choose the best match for you and provide the name/code to us (for at least 3 egg donors) , so that we can check their availability for your program and book for you. Please be informed that besides local Polish egg donors, we have large database of Egg Donors form Georgia, Ukraine, India and Thailand , who are willing to travel to Poland or to any other destinations for you.
4. Medical Tests
You will be required to share some medical tests with us. If you are out of Poland, you can do these tests in your country and send the scanned copy to us via e-mail. Our doctor will review the tests and will confirm you for the program. Here are the tests that we usually require:
Tests Required form Genetic Mother:
• CBC/hb- Complete Blood Count/Hemoglobin
• Blood group – in case blood emergency transfusion is required
• HIV – Human immunodeficiency Virus
• HbsAg -Hepatitis B
• VDRL- Syphillis
• HCV- Hepatitis C
• FSH (CD2-4) Follicle Stimulating Hormone – tests for ovarian reserve ( must be measured on day 2-4 of menses)
• LH (CD2-4)- Luteinizing Hormone ( must be measured on day 2-4 of menses )
• TSH/T3/T4 – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone/Thyroid Function Test
• Prolactin- measures the level of hormone Prolactin produced by the Pituitary Gland (blood test done within three hours of waking). High levels can indicate infertility.
• Pelvic ultrasound for Antral Follicle Count (day 3-5 of menses )
• Vaginal swab tests for Chlamydia to rule out any infection that may flare up during or after retrieval
• Blood Tests on Chlamidia, Herpes and Citomegaloviruses
Tests Required from Genetic Father
• HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
• STD HbsAg – Hepatitis B
• VDRL – Syphillis
• HCV Hepatitis -C
• Semen analysis and culture done within the last 6 months
Cystic fibrosis (incidence 1:25) genetic testing is optional
Karyotyping to test for genetic conditions
Once you are confirmed for the program and your medical tests are approved, you will be provided the agreement for your signature. If you are out of Poland, we will send the scanned and signed agreement to you via e-mail and you can return the signed one to us via e-mail as well.
Payments for our programs are usually performed in installments. Once the agreement is signed, you will be kindly asked to provide the first payment. We will be providing detailed payment instructions along with the contract and payments schedule. Egg donor compensation is usually paid directly to her account. You have an option to transfer egg donor compensation to New Life bank account, but in such case you will have to pay tax amount additionally.
7. Medical Preparation
Plan for your medical preparation will be agreed with you and the doctor based on your specific requirements. As a genetic mother, you will have flexibility to start medical stimulation in your county and arrive already prepared to Poland (you will have to stay for one week). If you would like to undergo medical stimulation in Poland, you will have to stay for two weeks. You will need to undergo synchronization process with the egg donor and it usually takes one and a half month in average.
8. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
After stimulation, the steps of IVF are the following:
Egg retrieval: the eggs from the woman’s body are removed through a minor surgery called follicular aspiration. The procedure is carried out under sedation and by ultrasound guidance. A thin needle which connected to a suction device is inserted through the vagina into the ovary (follicle) and eggs and fluid, in turn, are pulled out of each follicle. Cramping and some amount of vaginal bleeding can occur after the procedure.
Insemination and fertilization: male partner’s or the donor’s sperm is mixed with the best quality eggs and cultured in laboratory. This procedure is called insemination. Fertilization (entering of sperm into egg) usually occurs several hours after insemination.
Embryo culture: Those eggs that have been fertilized are called embryos. The best ones will then be chosen for transfer. The patient is given medication to prepare the lining of the womb for embryo transfer.
Embryo transfer: after 3-5 days of egg retrieval and fertilization, embryos are transferred to woman’s womb. The transfer is done via inserting catheter containing embryos into the woman’s womb trough vagina. Implantation of the embryo to the lining of the womb results in pregnancy. Usually there are three embryos transferred. Remaining embryos may be frozen for future IVF attempts. The number of embryos is restricted because of the risks associated with multiple pregnancies.
What happens if my first IVF attempt fails?
Most likely, there will be remaining embryos from the first attempt. In this case, we can offer a frozen embryo transfer program to you. If there are no embryos left from the first attempt, you will have to choose egg donor again and the same procedure of medical stimulation and IVF will apply.