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Hi there :smiliedance:
If anyone is wanting to find out more on egg donating there is a great site here under egg donation issues and at http://www.aussieeggdonors.com
You will find heaps of info there as well as a lot of patient recipients from all states. We all need your help if you are wanting to go down this path. The more donors the better.
I'm sorry I can't help, just wanted to give you my best wishes!
Thats ok if you cant help, egg donation is not for everyone - I / we understand that. :)
Im just letting people know about us ..... a lot of people dont realize how many of us are out there who need other peoples help.
So if someone somewhere can help give one of us the joy of having our own family then that would be wonderful.
Thankyou for you kind wishes
The address that you need in the beginning to become a member of AED is www.aussieeggdonors.com
You wont be able to access the forums index as listed in Sandra's post until you have been accepted as a member....
Just to let you know :)
Thanks for that Roxy, I didnt think of that. :)
To join AED you have to fill out a form first just to let Moderators know a little about you...Bel is correct, the application addy is...
Would love to see any interested recipients or donors there.
I was reading a magazine the other day an ad cought my eye couples seeking egg donors. And it got me thinking, that as I have finshed having my family, I would love to help someone to become a mother/parent but I am unsure if I would be suitable as I have noticed the ads specified a age I am 39 well about to turn 40 this year but I only had my last child 3 years ago, and I know I am very fertile ( whether this is a positive for your eggs Im not sure ) And my next question would be what is involved?? Is it a short hospital stay, is it very painful ( which I suppose is just temporary ) so that wouldnt matter. I just joined up to a egg donor site but I am waiting pending approval. So I would love to hear from anyone who can inform me more...Thanks for your time...sharon:hugs:
You came to the right place (Egg Donation Issues) there are a couple of other posts that may be of interest to you on what egg donation involves.
I am unsure about the age issue. As for the other questions - you go in for day surgery for egg pick up, and that only takes a couple of hours. You go in the morning and your out before lunch. As for the pain - the injections that you /your partner/ nurse have to give you can be a bit on the ouch side and after the egg pick up some people have had no pain - yet I had cramps a bit like period pain, nothing too bad.
Hope that helps a bit.
Good luck :thumbsup:
What a big heart you have to think of donating! The age thing is a real catch-22 - so many recipients need donors but as a woman's fertility decreases at an enormous rate of knots after 35 years, clinics really like donors to be 35 and under, or up to 38 if a known donation. Some donors have donated over 38 years...really depends on who you are donating for, how much they are prepared to go out on a limb for you AND your response to basic blood tests, one called FSH which assesses your body's follicle stimulating hormone, or basicly, the amount of work your body has to do to get your ovaries to produce eggs.
More bad news I'm afraid - a woman's ease to conceive has no bearing on how she will respond to the fertility drugs. My two children were conceived as soon as we started trying, yet on the drugs I was a 'slow responder' which means it took a lot longer for my eggs to reach their proper maturity. I am now 36 and recently had an FSH test which was much higher than the clinic preferred '10' yet my youngest is only three years old. It's a common misconception by us donors that we are 'fertile' cos we have our own children so easily, but is not always so.
Will pop in and get you approved on the group you applied to join - the information there is staggering.
Re the whole process, to be honest, I have done two cycles and went out to lunch after each egg pick-up - is not the same for everyone but most people get some minor discomfort like a very heavy period the day of EPU and the next day but that is all. There are however some other major health issues donors need to be aware of - they are very rare - watch the 'egg donation issues' forum because we'll start getting some information about that and more as we go along.
Again, good on you.
I've already enquired through Hunter IVF in regards to donating my eggs but i'm 18wks pregnant (with most definitely our last child!!) so I have all the info sitting here. I'm determined to go ahead with it and my husband is backing me 100% in my decision. The only hurdle is that I'm not sure how long after I have this baby that I can begin the donation process. Does anyone know? Is it like 12mths or longer?
Hi there generous one!
Most clinics prefer that you have finished breasfeeding your bubba, and had 2 regular cycles.
There are some women who have donated when their bubs is 9-10mths old, as they have finished feeding etc and others who dont cycle till bubs is older.
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