Egg Donors....gather here!

(32 Posts)
DirtyDawg Wed 19-Oct-11 21:11:26

I have started this thread as a little support thing for all ladies either donating eggs or thinking about donating.......I'll start with my story.....

I was first interested when I had DS, I am absolutely sure I don't want anymore children, as I am only 33 I thought about donating, anyway I looked into and advertised myself on another forum and got an email from a lady who was interested, I had all the tests and found my fertility to be quite healthy........fast forward to now, I have had the drug Prostap and start my stimulation drugs on the 24th of this month, we're looking into the egg harvest happening on the 7th November, thewn it's down to luck and the magic of nature smile

SageYourOracle Sat 28-Apr-12 00:21:50

Just wanted to say that anyone who is willing to donate eggs is giving such an amazing gift! I thank you all.

Like jrosea, I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure fairly young. My beautiful sister donated eggs & I gave birth to my DD last July. My sister maintains that it's the best thing that she's ever done (she's not wrong there) and that it was an honour to be given such an opportunity. What a humbling attitude. She offered to donate just 5 days after my diagnosis.

Hurrah for lovely donors!

kidsrme1 Thu 17-May-12 14:54:38

hi i'm 30 years old have been thinking about this for a while i have been lucky enough to have a family of my own with no problems and would like some information on how to go about donating my eggs and is the process difficult i live in bedfordshire

thanks

gingegirl Fri 25-May-12 13:00:59

Hi ladies hope you don't mind me posting here, but I'm currently waiting for some tests to become a doner, well egg sharing is what I'm hoping to do its a long story but the short version is I'm 30 years old I've had 2 children( naturally no ivf) when my son was born I decided to be sterilised at the same time, which was so foolish! Sadly my son passed away last year aged 2 and the urge to have another child is so strong! Even though I know it won't replace him. We can't have ivf on the nhs because I chose to be sterlized which is understandable! Our local private clinic offers an egg sharing program which would enable us to have free treatment.
I don't find the thought of sharing my eggs with someone else less fortunate than myself a problem, but just wondering if anyone has done it and how the emotional aspect has affected you?

5madthings Mon 25-Jun-12 13:17:25

i dontated my eggs last week, the procedure went fine, the whole process was very smooth actually and i got a lovely bunch of flowers, chocolates and a card from my egg recipients! so touched and fingers crossed that it works for them.

5madthings Wed 25-Jul-12 14:21:26

bump, just to update, my egg recipient is pregnant with TWINS!! omg i am so chuffed for them grin so pleased i was able to help and it worked for them, fingers crossed all goes well for them smile

sleb1 Sun 05-Aug-12 22:06:15

Hi

I'm new to this thread. My situation is that I had a baby last year via IVF. At 44 I've now been told that I have a 1% chance of success if we went down this route again. We would love a second child to complete our family and we are considering egg donation. We have been recommended a clinic in Spain. However all the donors are anonymous. I am faced with the ethical situation of deliberately having a child who will be denied access to information about their genetic background and history. Much as I want a second child I worry that we will bring a child into this world who will constantly wonder where they are from and who they are. I would be delighted to hear from any other family who has faced this situation and the resolution you came to. I love my daughter dearly and would love to give her a sibling .

daniellelandod Fri 18-Jan-13 20:00:38

sleb1 - did you resolve your dilemma? I'm looking to donate, but don't like the idea of anonymous donor, I like to know that if the family ever wanted to get in touch, they could. But I also don't need a relationship at all (I just don't like the unknown). I'm actually looking to egg share, because I could then freeze some of my own in case I want a family later down the line. I'm 31 and happy to tell you lots and lots about myself. If anyone is interested in going down the 'non anonymous' route, then please do get in touch.

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