DonorFaye · 26/04/2018 00:38
I am a 32 (almost 33) year old healthy mum of one (son age 10) starting to realise I might not get the chance to be a mum again as not being in a relationship for almost a year and due to commitments with my son and job might not get a chance to find that special someone.
I am looking to donate my eggs to help a couple who could provide a child with a loving home.
I’m new to this do not fully sure if the process
Please inbox me to discuss
PurpleDaisies · 26/04/2018 06:44
You wouldn’t get the chance to be a mum again if you donated eggs.
Are you sure you’ve thought this through?
CodLiverOil556 · 26/04/2018 06:50
I was in the same position 6 years ago. I didn't want to be a mum again so decided to donate my eggs. I did and gave the couple twin boys.
Then I wanted to do it again but tests showed that my egg reserves were too low. Anyway 3 years ago I felt really dodgy so decided to do a test and it was BFP and I now have a very healthy nearly 4 year old girl!
DonorFaye · 26/04/2018 07:33
How old were you at the time when you donated if you don’t mind me asking. My one worry was that if I donated I might not be able to get pregnant after if I did eventually meet someone. I’m really conscious that my chances after 35 will reduce and can’t see me being in a serious relationship within the next two years
Persipan · 26/04/2018 08:18
One thing you could think about would be donating as an egg share donor, where half the eggs would go to your recipient but you'd keep half. It would probably be possible to set that up in such a way that your half of the eggs could be frozen for future use (or, if I were you, I'd consider using donor sperm to create embryos with them now, since embryos potentially defrost a bit more reliably than eggs do). That way, you'd (potentially, if all goes well) have a sort of insurance policy in place for your own future options, should you want to have another child and not meet someone you want to do that with. Egg share donors usually get their treatment free or very cheap (you'd have to pay for the sperm, though, if you went that way).
DonorFaye · 26/04/2018 08:54
Thank you for that, it’s really useful to know and I think that would be the route I would probably go down as I wouldn’t want to completely rule out having my own children later in life.
CodLiverOil556 · 26/04/2018 21:52
@DonorFaye I was 33 at the time of donation and 36 when I fell pregnant with my DD
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