I totally agree with you Jodi about the positive attitude and also the relaxed approach. Hubby and I went in there totally relaxed and not really reading too much into whether it would be a success or not - in other words I didnt obsess over it. Even the day of the transfer, I was so relaxed that I was laughing and joking and to be honest the transfer went by in a blink! We flew out the very next night and basically put it in Gods hands and left it at that. When I got the phone call from the clinic here that I was pregnant, was when reality hit so to speak, and I was a shaking crying laughing mess...but all good! So yes I agree that you need to go in with an attitude of what will be will be, be positive and most importantly stay relaxed. We lunched and dined out every day and I drank wine every day. We treated it like a holiday basically and look what happened!!
I am very lucky to have 4 frosties on ice - and 100% quality too. I am 44 this year so I wouldnt want to leave having another one too long after this one if you know what I mean, however whatever happens, we are just so happy and feel so blessed to have one on the way! My Ob put a nice twist on my worries about being pregnant at my age ...he said I may be 43 but I am having the pregnancy of a 32 year old (basically my egg donors age)...and that my age would only account for a small part of whether the pregnancy was successful or not! Well so far so good!
Good luck Jodi - you havent got long now - very exciting. I will definitely keep on updating, and so I hope will you.
I hope others that are thinking about egg donors consider the Sth Africa option - my IVF clinic have had 8 out of 10 successes so far with egg donors in Sth Africa - so I think that speaks volumes.
Francie - good luck with your next trip to Sth Africa - I am sure it will be a success!
Congratulations on your BFP chascabear