thread: Gender selection using Superior Art in Bangkok

  1. #19
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Sydney
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    From my research you dont get any medicare rebate for procedures done out of Australia.
    You may be eligable for a rebate from the IVF specialist that you see in Sydney before hand.



    I looked into the American places too and from my research they all come back more expensive closer to $20000 and thats not including flights, airfare or medications etc.

    I too wish it would be available here for people who just want to bablance their families. Just the logisitics of taking the time to travel to BKK and leave my other two kids here and have my husband take time off, it just makes it so hard.
    Also the fact that we could go there and go through the processes and then it may not work. Thats hard. I know we could only afford to give this one shot.
    Would love to hear some stories of people who have done this and had a successful outcome.

  2. #20
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    Feb 2008
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    Cherished I would be far more keen if it was in America.

    Im in the same boat as you saramac I would be only doing it once also, It's a worry that it might not work. We have never had a problem getting pregnant before its been first time but you never know what would happen doing the IVF.

  3. #21
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    Dec 2006
    Smidgen-ville
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    Would love to hear some stories of people who have done this and had a successful outcome.
    Would you be willing to hear from people who did 'this' and did not have a 'successful' outcome? Or are you looking for positive feedback only?

  4. #22
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
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    If you want some idea of what it's like to go through IVF, then there are lots of women here on bb who can talk you through it.

  5. #23
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    Oct 2004
    Sydney
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    Lenny - I have read on another forum about people who have gone through it and didnt have any embryos to transfer.
    So was interested to hear about a successful one.
    Either way happy to hear anyones experience positive or negative

    Thanks Mad b - will look into it.

    I had an email from a nurse at Genea who has given me the name of a IVF specialist to go through. She is posting me out forms today to have a scan and blood test before our first appointment.
    Im still on the pill and she said that I can stay on the pill as the scans wont be affected by it.

  6. #24
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    Jul 2012
    4

    Hi Saramac

    I am also looking into the PGD procedure at Superior ART. I am interested to know how your experience with Genea and Superior ART have been so far?

    Thanks

  7. #25
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    Oct 2004
    Sydney
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    Hi bbrocket,

    I have the forms ready to begin, we are just holding off for a few months until we can financially ready (as ready as we can be anyway!).
    I am hoping to get it all happeneing soon. Im itching to start!

    Are you looking to go down this same path anytime soon?

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2010
    North West Victoria, Australia
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    Not me, but I'm interested in following your journey.

    Good luck with everything.

  9. #27
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    Dec 2012
    3

    hi

    Hi saramac, are you currently going PDG?
    I'm trying to find someone who us doing it or has done it as we
    Want to go over next year.
    Thanks mamak

  10. #28
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    Oct 2004
    Sydney
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    At this stage we have not started. I have seen a specialist in sydney so have all the info and script medication.
    Only thing stopping us is money. We would realistically need about $15000 to do it when you include all the meds and airfares etc.
    I would desperatly love to begin but my DH is the one worried about the financial side. Guess im the one thinking with my heart and he is thinking with his head ( or wallet!)

    I have been taking calcium and magnesium to increase the chances of producing a girl if we do go down the natural way of conceiving.

    Mammak - are you trying for a boy or girl? Have you seen any Drs yet?

    So if anyone else is taking the PGD journey then let us know!

  11. #29
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    Dec 2012
    3

    Hi

    I also have two beautiful boys, my biggest worry is how many times it may
    to get there.
    There's also a part of me that says try naturally.
    I have also looked into going to a natopath but can't find anyone in Melbourne that really specialises in GS.
    I would love to sit down with someone who has done it so I know everything about the process.

    It's a very big decision, I've also started thinking maybe I should wait until they review it in Australia, it meant to be in the next 3 year. Would be so much easier to do it at home.

    Mammak



    At this stage we have not started. I have seen a specialist in sydney so have all the info and script medication.
    Only thing stopping us is money. We would realistically need about $15000 to do it when you include all the meds and airfares etc.
    I would desperatly love to begin but my DH is the one worried about the financial side. Guess im the one thinking with my heart and he is thinking with his head ( or wallet!)

    I have been taking calcium and magnesium to increase the chances of producing a girl if we do go down the natural way of conceiving.

    Mammak - are you trying for a boy or girl? Have you seen any Drs yet?

    So if anyone else is taking the PGD journey then let us know!

  12. #30
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    Oct 2007
    Caroline Springs
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    I don't usually post about this in the general board area for privacy reasons, but I have had PGD for GS. If you would like to discuss anything feel free to pm me, or you can request to join the private group for gender disappointment where I can discuss it freely.

  13. #31
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    Dec 2012
    3

    Mylitta, I would love to chat to you and your in Melbourne
    I'm only new to this and can't work out how to PM people.
    Do I need to upgrade profile to be able to PM??
    Thank you for posting
    Mammak


    I don't usually post about this in the general board area for privacy reasons, but I have had PGD for GS. If you would like to discuss anything feel free to pm me, or you can request to join the private group for gender disappointment where I can discuss it freely.

  14. #32
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Caroline Springs
    2,341

    Oh, I think you need to have a higher post count to PM.
    Last edited by onthefly; December 28th, 2012 at 01:34 PM.

  15. #33
    Registered User

    Aug 2012
    24

    If it was me and funds weren't an issue, I'd skip on Bangkok and head straight to the US. They will implant your female embryo. I saw it on 60 minutes. A woman did this after 6 boys!!!!! She got her girl. She was going back to the US to get her other girl on ice.

    Cheers
    June

  16. #34
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    Aug 2012
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    See below
    Last edited by nothing2lose; January 3rd, 2013 at 09:25 AM. : Removing commercial link as per bb posting guidelines

  17. #35
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    Oct 2004
    Sydney
    221

    Junipear - Bangkok does the same as the US. Only difference is that Bangkok is closer and cheaper. Superior ART in Bangkok share a close relationship with Genea in Sydney so you can do all the prep leading up to it in Sydney and just fly to Bangkok for the procedure to retrieve and implant. The do PGD gender selaction same as US as far as i know.

    If only funds wernt an issue, I would be there in heartbeat!

  18. #36
    Registered User

    Jul 2012
    4

    Hi saramac

    Sorry I haven't replied for many months! For some reason I hadn't received any notifications of any replies to this thread. Have just checked back on this thread now, as I have resumed my research into gender selection via PGD. How are things progressing with you? I have just contacted Superior ART as well as an American fertility company for basic information, costs etc. What do you estimate the costs to be through Superior ART? Have they advised you of the success rates?

    Thanks,
    bbrocket

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