Post # 1
Ah I’m so excited!! I have two friend who conceived using egg donors and I couldn’t be more excited about giving this gift to someone. It makes me feel so warm inside. I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited. Does anyone have any insight or tips?? I’ve reearched it for the past year wore making my decision, but any friendly advice is welcomed!
Post # 3
I considered it during college for the money, but ultimately wasn’t comfortable with the idea of knowing there would be children somewhere in the world I am tied to. I would consider if for a close friend or relative, but if I were to do that it would be without financial compensation.
Post # 4
I thought about doing it before I got PG. Let us know how it goes and good luck!
Post # 5
7 years ago I thought about it, even applied and had an interview. The (I think hormone) shots you have to give yourself (I think daily) and the increase in fertility was a dealbreaker for me being in a relationship and broke. We worried that I was going to have triplets and that I was going to be mood swinging for months if not. My goal at that time was money>student loans.
I think it’s an awesome thing to do for someone else! Good Luck!
Post # 6
As someone going through infertity treatment (even if its a male factor issue), I just want to say thank you. On the infertility message boards, I read so many posts from people who have children thanks to donor eggs. I also have a friend who’s wife donated her eggs to a friend. I’ll be doing my egg retrieval for IVF in June, so maybe we’ll be going thru the stims at the same time 🙂
Post # 7
I have always wanted to do this, but I have a genetic defect so I am not allowed to.
I have a friend that did this twice. She said the hormones were a bit tough to deal with, but she was glad she did it twice, but couldnt do it more because of the time commitment and hormonal swings.
I think its great!
Post # 8
I unfortunately don’t have any tips since I don’t know anyone who’s gone through this but I just wanted to say it takes a very special kind of person to do what you’re doing and you’re going to make some families very happy with your generosity!
Post # 9
I don’t mean this as questioning your decision, but I just wanted to mention to please look into the potential health/fertility risks associated with this and just make sure you’re absolutely cool with it (I know you may have done that already, I’m mentioning it just in case you haven’t). I would be upset if I only understood the risks after the fact, especially if I turned out to be an unlucky one. It’s always best to go into things with eyes fully open!
Post # 10
Once upon a time… decades ago, I thought about being an egg-donor or a surrogate to an immediate relative, and told them (it was heartbreaking seeing them childless and going thru the whole cycle of trying different medical procedures to get pregnant)
Would have been HIGHLY unusual for the timeframe… but I thought it was the right thing to do.
They ultimately decided they didn’t want to do that…
They had done enough, and they would adjust to living their lives childless.
Their decision… and I think it was the appropriate one for all of us as time has proven out.
BUT I still think they would have been awesome Parents, and wish I could have done something to help them out
It is an AWESOME gift, and not a decision to take lightly… but IF you can come to terms with all the Unknowns, then I tip my hat to you.
Post # 11
I don’t have any tips or inside knowledge…. i will say that you are amazing and selfless. I’ll probably be someone on the receiving end of a gift like yours. Thank you so much for being able to look outside yourself… and give the gift to someone. 😀 😀
Post # 12
I just think you should consider the consequences of all the hormones you will be taking. They may increase your risk for cancers, so follow your doctors advice on screenings and such. But good luck!!
Post # 13
Thank you everyone for your kind words, supports and concerns. I appreciate it all! 🙂