Post # 1
I just found out from the reproductive clinic that I am scheduled to donate my eggs at the end of January/beginning of February. I am so excited!! The clinic said that only about 1 in 10 women who comes in passes all of the health/genetic and psychological screenings.
I can’t believe that I am going to (hopefully!) help someone have a baby. Plus we are super-poor grad students, so the money will go straight into our emergency savings fund. Yay!
I know some bees have donated eggs before–anyone have any important tips for me?
Post # 3
@howsweetitis: I hope to donate after I have/breastfeed this time, just wanted to say congrats!!
Post # 4
@howsweetitis: That is so exciting! I wanted to be able to but unfortunately with my family history and other issues I’m not a candidate. I would love to be able to help out any couple out like that.
Post # 5
@howsweetitis: Yay congrats! I live in Canada and don’t think you can do it here but I think its wonderful 🙂
Post # 6
@howsweetitis: I just think what you’re doing is so beautiful! It will really help a family out there!
Post # 7
@howsweetitis: I personally couldn’t do it, but I still think for those that are willing it is a beautiful and noble thing to do. You’re helping out someone who really needs it 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you all for the kind words! I am very excited. 🙂
Any egg-donation bees out there tonight with advice/tips? I remember @LeonardLady: was one of the bees who originally got me interested in donating! 🙂
Post # 9
@howsweetitis: Yay, good for you! 😀 I’m doing my third donation in January as well! Just remember, the shots do NOT hurt, they are super tiny needles, so don’t let the fact that they are shots scare you. You can always have FI do it for you, if you can’t shoot yourself up. haha. And I didn’t have any crazy hormones or anything, I felt completely normal the whole time during the shot process, and was able to go to the water park for 8 hours just two days after the procedure. You’ll do great! And I KNOW the family is SO thankful for you and your gift 🙂 Are you meeting the family? Or is it anonymous?
Post # 10
@LeonardLady: Your third donation, that’s so great!! My clinic allows people to donate up to 4 times, and I would love to do it all 4 if I react well to everything this first time around.
I am fortunately not afraid of needles at all–when I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor, so I always used to be super-interested in watching when I got a shot or (when I was older) gave blood. And that’s great to hear that you didn’t feel hormonal! I’m not too terribly sensitive to PMS-type hormone stuff, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t go crazy for like 10 days, lol.
It is totally anonymous, which is both the only thing that my clinic does and my preference anyway. What about you?
Post # 11
Just wanted to pop in and say that what you’re doing is amazing!!! I’ve always wanted to do it, but have a rocky medical history and family medical history that I know would not qualify me.