hi! thinking of being a donor

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Registered: 05-12-2008
hi! thinking of being a donor
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Sat, 03-27-2010 - 9:53am

Good morning all. I am a member of the December Sugarbabies here on IV. I have been thinking of being an egg donor for a little while now. I have a son who is 14 months old, and my husband currently doesn't want anymore kids (he's got 2 older ones as well).

I was readying into egg donation and it sounds like something I would like to do. I've seen so many friends affected by infertility - i've always said that i'd be a surrogate mother for someone if need be, but maybe being an egg donor would work a little better for me, while still giving me the satisfaction of helping someone become a parent (which is the greatest thing in the world).

Can someone help me out with the pros and cons about doing this? What are the health risks that are associated, and do you have any experiences to share?

Thanks in advance!

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 10:01am

It is not a super quick thing. Most agencies and RE's office require an extensive screening program (blood work, ultra sounds, psych screening, etc)... Once you get that done, you don't have any visits until you are cycling. They are going to want to see you for injectibles training, baseline screening and then periodic monitoring while you begin meds. The week of retrieval is the busiest with usually daily or every other day ultra sounds to

Franklin and Callan

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 3:13pm

Just wanted to say thank you for considering being a donor. Right now I have a 3.5 month old sitting at my feet chattering away that is from DE. I cannot tell you the love I have for our child. It's amazing.


Ours was an anonymous donation so I will never be able to thank the woman who donated for her generosity. (Nor do we want to know who she is)


I will say however that what you are considering will bless someone beyond belief !!!!


Many Hugs!!!


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