Mexico IVF Works Again! Another Couple Pregnant!

Today we got this great post on our message board.

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another couple got pregnant in Mexico through IVF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the post:

Since I have been getting a lot of questions about my IVF experience, I wanted to provide a description for those of you thinking of going to Matamoros to get your fertility treatment.

I had an absolutely great experience with Dr. Garza. He is very genuine, warm and soft-spoken. His office is very professional and feels calm even if the waiting room is filled to capacity. His approach towards reproductive medicine is intuitive and he always starts with lower dosages of medications and then increases if response is not optimal. If a couple has good quality embryos, he transfers two first, resorting to the transfer of three embryos in consecutive cycles if necessary. I would recommend his practice without reservation and will be sure to go back to see him for future additions to our family. We just received the good news that we are pregnant so we are keeping our fingers crossed that this pregnancy will result in a healthy live birth. We still have a long way to go but have overcome the first hurdle towards bringing home a baby.

In total, I ended up paying $3799.49 for my IVF cycle (meds, Day 2 bloodwork and sperm freezing included). Talk about an absolutely phenomenal price!

My cycle went like this:

Day 2 - Baseline blood draw and ultrasound, Follistim (In US it's called Gonal) 200 ul once per day
Day 3 - Follistim (In US it's called Gonal) 200 ul once per day
Day 4 - Follistim (In US it's called Gonal) 200 ul once per day
Day 5 - Follistim (In US it's called Gonal) 200 ul once per day
Day 6 - Merional 225 ul once per day and one dose of Ganirelix
Day 7 - Merional 225 ul once per day and one dose of Ganirelix
Day 8 - One dose of Ganirelix and 3 doses of Pregnyl before bed to bring on LH surge
Day 9 - No meds
Day 10 - Egg retrieval
Day 11 - Embryos growing
Day 12 - Embryos growing
Day 13 - Embryo transfer

And here's a note of thanks to Jon and Christy who provide such great free information for those of us looking for less expensive IVF alternatives in Mexico and surrogacy options. Thank you for sharing so freely.

The search is on....For compassionate Surrogates

For compassionate Surrogates.

I am starting the search.

The search for a surrogate.

Many really.

Who can be reasonable with their fees.

It's not for me. OR US.

It's for other couples.

It appears that there is a never ending list of infertile couples.

If 1 in 6 couples are infertile - that's a lot.

A lot of people that want a child and can't have their own.

We have been down that road.

Dealt with the struggle.

And are now helping others.

An International list of who's who.

I take that back. We are not working with Hollywood Stars or the Rich and Famous.

It's more like - Who's that?

Your average Joe and Jane. Your normal couple.

That is struggling with infertility.

A strong desire to procreate, but no answer in how.

No solution to their problem. Without help from others.

They need a compassionate surrogate that will work with them for a reasonable fee.

First time surrogates can earn $15,000 and experienced surrogates can earn up to $25,000 or more.

No freebie, by any means, but a price that many couples can afford.

So that they are not priced out of having a child.

If you are interested in helping an infertile couple become a family please email me at:

Surrogates Wanted....

We have international clients that are looking for Surrogates living in the United States.
Couples are from the United States and Europe.

The pregnancy and delivery would happen in the United States.

First time surrogates can earn $15,000 and experienced surrogates can earn up to $25,000 or more.

If you are interested in helping an infertile couple become a family please Email US

December Mexico IVF group forming

So it appears that we already have two couples planning on going to IMI in December 2010 for IVF.

The best idea is to plan on starting meds the first week or two of December with a transfer scheduled before Dec. 22nd and then you can fly home for Christmas.

Last year, the weather in December was great. It was in the High 70's low 80's everyday. It is one of the best times of year to go to Guadalajara.

If you have any questions let me know by email at

Mexico IVF Expert....

That's me.

Who would have thought that I would be the expert on Mexico IVF.

When IVF was never our main issue - our issue was surrogacy. Our focus was surrogacy.
The IVF part was important, was required, but was never the focus.

The focus was always surrogacy.

Now, I am emailing or talking to about 10 couples a week asking me about going to Mexico for IVF.
On themselves. No surrogate required.

The Weirdo's.

It makes me think. What's wrong with them?

IVF without a surrogate seems to be so easy. I mean, how hard can it be?
Just pick a date and go. There Done.

But, it's not that simple. Infertility never is. They have a whole set of issues that we didn't have to deal with in our struggle. Many of them don't know what their issue is.

The straight IVF couples don't tend to be big sharers of the situation either.

It is really weird for me - because our infertility issue is a carrying problem - we always new what our issue
was - and never had any problems figuring out our issues.

We simple knew from the start. We needed a surrogate.

Because of this - and maybe who we are in general - it appears that we share more than others.

Plus, you can't find a surrogate by being quite. They aren't going to find you.

I constantly am being told it's great how open I am about the subject.

How much I am willing to share about our experience.
Both the struggle and now the success.
I always figured that it was required.

The IVF couples appear to me to have less issues, less struggles, but more stigma's, then the couples that are going through surrogacy.

At least, they seem to imagine the stigma. I don't see it.

It's a hard thing getting them to post or write about their experience.
They want to keep it to themselves. Our send out Private messages.

While the couples going through surrogacy seem more willing to talk about everything.

Most likely, going through the war's, battles, and conquest of IVF with Surrogacy requires that you share more of yourself - since you are required to bring another family along for the experience.

It would be wrong to give them the silent treatment.

Then you got to explain it to your family and at some point it becomes a shared experience - as opposed to IVF on yourself - which seems like more of a personal experience.

They can tell people - we went away for a trip and got pregnant. It was so romantic.

Our story is a little more complicated so being honest from the start really helps. Otherwise, there would be some crazy rumors going around when we show up with a baby in the fall.

Some secrets are to big to keep.

We did got a lot out of our trip to Mexico.

A truly unexpected pregnancy.

A great joy after our long struggle.

So we will keep sharing with other couples that are interested in going. We will give them all the advice that we can. Even to the weirdo's out there that don't need a surrogate.

Relaxed and Waiting...

This Tuesday we enter the 24th week of our pregnancy.

This marks the first week that we are technically viable. We could be born and live.

Austin is 1 lb. 6 ounces at 23 weeks. This puts her in something like to 96th percentile.
Christy looked it up and told me. I really didn't listen for the exact number - because I am not concerned.

I have seen smaller babies than that live and prosper.

This is a good time to breathe, relax, and enjoy the situation.

We are almost there - have almost arrived.

For me, it's just a matter of sitting back and waiting.

We have had the most stress free surrogacy and it's been without any health risks or worries.

Surprise......Surprise..... Surprise.

It took a lot of effort, time, and stress to get to this stage and it's nice to be able to sit back and enjoy
a portion of the experience. Worry free.

Or at least I can pretend to be worried free for a minute.
As this is the least stressing part of the experience.

We are good to go - healthy - everyone knows - and we've been named.

All that's left is the pick-up stage.

And we might have a C-section so we can schedule the date.

Convenient for us, but not for the surrogate. Easy for me, but hard for her.
I think that it must suck to be a surrogate.

Everyone wants to talk about the warm fuzzies of doing this wonderful thing for someone.

I see -

Needles everyday at the start and a knife at the end.

Let me sign-up for that job.

I am convinced that if guys had to be the surrogates - there would be none.

She's going under the knife and I'm disturbed that they will make me see the baby
before they make her nice and clean and sparkly.

Our issues are not exactly equal. I think she has an edge on me.

But look at it from my side. I mean - can't the hospital think of us father's?
Why do they want to make us look at a dirty baby?
I would prefer to see Austin after her bath.

Clearly, my concerns are minor when seeing a dirty baby is my biggest fear.

So I will sit back relax and enjoy waiting.