Newbie needs help w/ donor egg journey

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Registered: 04-23-2010
Newbie needs help w/ donor egg journey
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 10:36am



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Registered: 11-29-2005
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 11:50am



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Registered: 10-31-2008
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 11:53am
Hi, Glad to see you found your way over here although the IF board is wonderful as well


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 1:46pm
Yes, it is a long journey. I went through 2 flaky donors before finally going through it with the third, and she flaked a little too, but ultimately ended up coming through and I am now 22 weeks pregnant. Hang in there- it is worth the wait.



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Registered: 03-17-2008
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 2:29pm

Hi there:

I used the same program as Spencer (Shady Grove) and am 20 weeks pg with frozen donor egg twins. I was really, really leery of working with an agency so we went with an RE's office with an in house donor pool. We were very happy with our donors (I did one fresh cycle and one frozen oocyte cycle).

SG really screens their donors and if they don't meet their appointments, pass the psych testing or display odd behavior, they are immediately cut from the program. Also of note, we made sure we chose donors who had successfully donated before to improve our rate of success.

Welcome to the board! Best of luck in your journey!


Franklin and Callan

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Registered: 09-11-2008
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 3:23pm

hi there,

I am sorry that things have not gone so smoothly.

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Registered: 04-23-2010
Fri, 04-23-2010 - 5:43pm

Thanks for walking me over to this side of the board.


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Registered: 04-23-2010
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 12:10am

thank you for your words of encouragement.


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Registered: 02-11-2008
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 6:05pm

I actually went through a fresh DE cycle in October with my local RE in NYC.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 04-23-2010
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 6:54pm

There's a lot of great success stories about SG.


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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 6:32pm

Welcome! I just gave birth to my 1st child at the age of 45 after 6 yrs of IF. We too went to Shady Grove but they are associated with the Attain Integramed Program. Another option w/ airfare being as discounted as it is would be to fly from John Wayne to Baltimore or even Washington National and take the MARTA to Shady Grove Station. SG has people who travel from England for their shared risk program.....


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