The Journey Towards Becoming an Egg Donor

Egg donation is a process that can completely transform lives. How? This extraordinary gift enable those who want children more than anything in the world, to start the family they’ve always yearned for. Read on to learn the emotional journey of a couple before they become an egg donation recipient. Hopeful to begin with Couples struggling to conceive try to remain positive and believe it or not, a miscarriage actually increases feelings of hope and positivity rather than diminishes them. Why? Although a miscarriage is devastating, it proves that there is a change of becoming pregnant, and so couples continue… [Read More]

Mary’s Donor Egg Journey – The Final Part

Wanting to close this chapter in my life, I thought a good way to do it would be to write the final part of this story, which has taken since 2008 to get to! I left off last time with the good news on my beta results which indicated twins as the numbers were high.  Scans showed the good news – it was twins! I couldn’t wait to tell everyone, especially my parents that after all the ups and downs over the past few years that I was at last pregnant and that the numbers suggested double trouble!  They were… [Read More]

Our IVF Journey

The Fertility Clinic Open Evening Our First Consultation Surgical Sperm Retrieval – PESA Treatment Planning Appointment Down Regulation and the Weirdest Experience of my Life with an Acupunturist! Egg Collection Embryo Transfer The Two Week Wait

Mary's Donor Egg Journey: Part 2

Image courtesy of noppasinw/freedigitalphotos.net To read part 1, please click here. Another London rainy day, but I have sunshine in my heart as I write the follow-up to the first part of our latest TTC journey. We had a wedding to attend on the weekend prior to flying to Malaga on the Monday – I was panicking all week about packing bags, meds, money, passports, travel insurance and that my OH (other half) was sorted. But it all went well. I got everything done in hyperspeed! I was feeling pretty tired on meds by the evening so we left the wedding… [Read More]

B's Egg Sharing IVF Journey: Part 5

To read B’s last post, please click here. Match maker match maker find me a match. So my last post ended with us waiting to be matched. I received a phone call from the clinic to tell me they were sending my details to a possible recipient that day and I just had to wait for them to get back and ok me. I waited a few days and I received another phone call. This time from my egg share nurse asking me about my current job role, my education and my qualifications. I won’t lie, I found this quite hurtful…. [Read More]

Nicola’s IVF Journey. Part 3

Following on from Nicola’s previous post (which you can read by clicking here), Nicola is back to share her IVF Journey.  (5 days after Nicola’s embryo transfer on March 2nd Nicola was admitted to hospital with a suspected pulmonary embolism) So, I’m feeling a bit rubbish now as I’m waiting to find out if I need to be kept in. The doctors want to do a chest X-ray, which I want to avoid so hopefully I can persuade them not to but we will see! It’s 3.30am and I’m pretty bored trying to find things to do as I can’t… [Read More]

Nicola’s IVF Journey. Part 2

Following on from last weeks post, Nicola is back to share with us her IVF Journey. To read part 1, please click here. So after daily updates from my embryologist we managed to make it to a 5 day blastocyst transfer yesterday. Our appointment was at 11am and as those who have been through this know, you need to have a full bladder so I started on the tea and water a couple of hours earlier. On arrival at the clinic my bladder was starting to feel pretty full and by 11.30am when they took me through I was feeling… [Read More]

Nicola’s IVF Journey. Part 1.

Please welcome Nicola to our blog. Nicola has very kindly agreed to share her IVF Journey with us. This is her first post where Nicola shares her IVF journey so far. Please feel free to share your comments. So, like many others out there I’m on the dreaded (but exciting) journey of IVF. I must admit that before starting on my cycle I went through a whole range of emotions-resentment towards people who fall pregnant naturally, constant disappointment every month when the inevitable period comes, confusion as to why I can’t seem to fall pregnant and a whole host of… [Read More]