Egg donation(12 Posts)
I'm very new to Mumsnet, I am so sorry if this is posted in the wrong place and causes offence. If so could someone possibly point me in the right direction?
I am considering donating eggs but I wanted to see if anyone had been through the process and could answer a few questions...
1) How much do the hormones affect you?
2) How tiring is the process?
3) What are financial incentives like? (Although this isn't my main incentive I have a young family so it would help to justify any negatives that at affect them)
4) I fear I may be underestimating the emotional side of things, did it affect you much?
My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a number of years now but due to me suffering with Ovarian Cancer and me having to have my Ovaries removed we were stopped in our tracks. We are now on a waiting list currently at Liverpool Women’s Hospital at the Hewitt Centre. We have been advised that the best way to speed things up would be for us to find our own donor. Our preference is for an anonymous donation so we were wondering if there is anyone out there thinking of egg donation that would be willing to help us out.
If you are between 21 and 35 years old (and preferably have already had children) and would like to receive more information regarding donation, please contact the Ovum Donation Coordinator at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on 0151 702 4212 quoting the reference number: 645R
Thank you for reading
Gin I haven't donated eggs but didn't want to read and run, and I can answer some of your questions as they are the same for anyone who's been through ivf (I've done 3 cycles, long protocol).
1) The hormones apparently affect different women in different ways (I assume you mean side effects?), but didn't really affect me at all. I had a couple of headaches that might have been related but then again maybe not as I get headaches anyway.
2) I didn't find it exactly tiring (see above about hormones not having many side effects for me), but it was hassle and unpleasant in places. Daily injections can get wearying, esp if the timing of your trigger shot (the last one of the cycle) is in the wee hours of the morning. Ditto for the regular blood tests; it helps if your arms have easy veins The egg retrieval with twilight sedation was fine really, though it wiped me out for the remainder of that day and I needed painkillers.
3) My clinic paid £750 per cycle to egg donors, but I've no idea if that's the same everywhere.
4) This is the one I really can't help you with, sorry.
I did it twice many years ago, privately for a friend of a friend.
Hormones weren't too bad, like bad pmt occasionally but totally manageable. I was tired at times and felt crap during the time the eggs were maturing. But again, no worse than a bad night.
Retrieval was fine, uncomfortable for a few days after but that was it.
Emotionally it varies. I don't regret it and am pleased it worked. But it's a 'secret' which I don't like having. I didn't have chn at the time and I do occasionally worry what they'll make of it and how to tell them. I don't know if I'd do it again now I am where I am.
hi dear, it's quite a tough process. I don't know much about de conception because I have failed 4 cycles of ivf. That's why my next step is de ivf. As far as I know, using progesteron can cause a lot of bad side effects, is it true. Of course, hormones are hurtful for our health but this is the most important thing in this case.
During my ivf I used to feel dizziness, nausea and always wanted to drink water.
greenleaf Egg donors don't get given progesterone - that's for supporting pregnancy after conception.
Egg sharers - those who are trying to get pregnant via IVF and donate some of their eggs in that cycle - usually get progesterone to support their own embryo, but those who are solely donating eggs won't.
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Thanks everyone, Lauren I will send you an email, thank you x
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