intro and choosing egg donor ques.

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:45pm

I was on the IVF board twice in Aug. and Oct.,

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 8:46am
I have to agree with Spencer, while older the first donor sounds like a good match and a good cycle. Of course pg result would be good to know as well. Our first failed de cycle was shared and we only got about 7 eggs overall. Our successful cycle was frozen ooctytes.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 9:17am
Congrats on choosing your donor. Please keep us in the loop as things move forward. A couple of months seems like a long time, but it will go fast:)

Wishing you all the best in the coming months!
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 3:04pm
Sounds great! I wish you the best of luck! Keep us posted on how your cycle is progressing :)

 


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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 2:17pm

Brigid - Congrats on getting the donor chosen.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 2:10pm

Well, we decided on the younger donor -- the one who is not a previous donor, but has a daughter of her own.

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 8:13am
It is difficult, that is for sure. DH and I have 5 children together and they have blue eyes and dk blond hair. So, we tried to choose a donor that had features that would blend in with the kids, not necessarily traits that I have. I have dk brown hair but chose a donor with dk blond hair/blue eyes like my kids. We also looked at extended families hair/eye/height. Overall health was very important for us too. Education was not a huge criteria for us as we believe education is a by product of your environment/upbringing.

My first cycle in Dec. I went with a repeat donor and she didn't respond well. Only 2 mature eggs in total. The girl we chose this time was a firt time donor but has children and is married. She was 25 years old.

But ultimately, it is like Spencer said, it just needs to feel right. It is like your gut instinct kicks in and you just know, this is the one.

G/L and best wishes to you.

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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 9:28pm
I was not very picky about donor ethnicity but I was super picky about donor stats. My main criterion were same race and education ( 4 year degree). However, after a m/c on my first donor cycle, I went with a proven donor with live births. Guess it worked, I have 6 month old twin boys.
Good luck to you,
Gabrielle

Franklin and Callan

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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 2:22pm
Aw, thanks!

It's definitely a tough decision. I understand the dilemma. I think the older donor sounds like a better "match" for you, but I know you're worried about her age. But if you're not splitting the cycle, then the 13 eggs and 2 transferred/2 frozen sounds like a good cycle. I hope that that cycle resulted in a pg!

Lots of baby dust to you! I hope that you are able to make a decision you feel good about - and frankly, both options are good, so I don't really think you can go wrong!

(oh, and it was clear you were responding to packersnumber1 even though the post came at the end - up top it says "in reply to," to keep that straight, but the posts are chronologic :) )

 


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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 2:09pm

I should have directed my "cute son and dog" comment to packersnumber1.

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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 2:02pm

Cute son and cute dog!

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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