The person in charge of the whole process at Nadezhda clinic is Dr Stamenov. He is a nice person and a very good doctor with very precise medical judgment and excellent bedside manners. He also speaks English and Russian very well.
Dr. Stamenov operated on me in August 2016, and he was also in charge of the first IVF attempt (short protocol) in August & December 2016. The second IVF attempt (long protocol) in May & June 2017, and he did the first transfer in December 2016. The first attempt did not work. The second IVF attempt was managed by Dr. Stamenov but the transfer was performed in June 2017 by Dr. Tihomirova because Dr. Stamenov was away. Dr. Tihomirova is very good, she is a thorough and skilled doctor with outstanding bedside manners. Many thanks to both of them, if I need more treatment, I am coming back to this clinic.
I did some shopping around, my initial search generated five prospective clinics, one in Ukraine, two in Israel, and two in Bulgaria. My choice was overwhelmingly in favor of MEDSPA and Nadezhda clinic. The customer service at Nadezhda is reasonable, but the language barrier is sometimes an issue. All this is resolved and enhanced by MEDSPA service. With MEDSPA the visit to the clinic becomes almost a worry free adventure. In particular, Iva is the person who gets things resolved. There were some minor glitches during my IVF attempts between August 2016 and July 2017, and Iva resolved them all very well.
In addition to Dr. Stamenov and Dr. Tihomirova, other very good doctors I routinely dealt with at Nadezhda hospital are Dr. Petrova and Dr. Heder. Many thanks to them, they offer the highest quality medical attention. In addition to Iva, I also got a lot of help from MEDSPA's Julia and Neya. Many thanks to both of them. Also, many thanks to the lab people who did PGS.
After the second transfer, home-based pregnancy tests would produce negative results every single day. Then, on July 10, 2017, I did the blood pregnancy test and several hours later got an email from the lab with a positive result. An ultrasound scan confirmed pregnancy on July 17, 2017. Heartbeat was confirmed on August 2, 2017. The first trimester is officially over on September 2, 2017. MEDSPA keeps doing their excellent follow-up. So far, things are going very well. I very enthusiastically recommend this clinic.