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    So it's starting! Have been on the pill for 3 weeks, and my friend has just gone off her pill and started her drugs to thicken up her lining. I will stop the pill today and go an see the FS on day two for my bloods, scan and meds.... If all goes well my part will be done in about 2 weeks time!

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    Mum2.... good luck with donating your eggs. Yes, it's such a wonderful thing you are doing for your friend. My sister donated her eggs, and I cannot thank her enough. The first transfer of her embie was a BFN and at the moment I'm in the TWW with a second transfer, but I'm still eternally grateful that she's given me a chance to have my "own" baby. I was quite moved about what you said about donating your eggs, and I agree with some of the others, I went onto the Egg Donation Australia website, but also didn't like how many donors seemed to want so much contact with the recipient, becoming friends, and having contact, photos etc after the birth. Of course with my sister there would be lots of contact, as would you with your friend, but going anonymous to SA will be my next option if this doesn't work. Good luck in the next week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2EandR View Post
    Thanks for well wishes guys!

    No I'm not on Facebook, so not a member of any egg donation pages

    We (my husband and I) and my friend and her husband are all on the same page regarding the issues that come with a 'known' donation. We are all coming from a very scientific viewpoint (they are both Dr's and we aren't religious at all). Our opinion is that the egg is just a cell. And by simply producing that egg, doesn't make you a mother. I am really not emotionally attached to that part of me - it would be like me donating my bone marrow or blood to her - once it's introduced to her it stops being 'me' and becomes 'her'. If that makes sense?? We have decided to only explain it to our kids when they are old enough to understand the science of reproduction and it will be explained that way, not emotionally...

    Hope that makes sense?
    A beautiful friend of mine has offered to be a donor for me and I have struggled with the decision. But what you said about it no different to donating bone marrow or blood has made me think of it differently. Thank you so much for providing me another perspective! I needed to hear it :-)

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    Wow thanks! I'm glad my perspective could help others!

    Well I started the stim phase yesterday, am injecting purge on each morning and start the antagonist injections on the weekend! Got an early appointment on Monday for bloods and a scan. We are crossing our fingers for no OHSS as I have quite high AMH results (but don't have PCOS)!

    My friend has started her hormones (she is menopausal so needs to prepare her lining) in prep for the transfer. Fingers crossed its a nice uneventful short cycle!

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    Good luck with your cycle !

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    Mum2.... good luck with your stimming. What a wonderful thing you are doing. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about it :-))

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    Do you mind if I ask the costs associated with being an egg donor? It's something I'm looking into for a friend.

    I hope your friend gets her BFP quickly. ☺️

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    Goblin Queen... the egg donor pays nothing, as the recipient is charged everything (of course). Here are the rough costs for the cycle my sister donated her eggs to me:
    - consultations x2 (three for me and one for her) $372.75
    - counsellor consultation $150
    - known donor egg workup fee $780
    - blood tests $109.35
    - IVF for donor, including her hospital and anaesethetic, as she doesn't have PHI $10,660
    - my IVF costs, e.g. preparation of embryos, planning, laser hatch $3650
    - my ET $439
    - embryo freezing $325
    - clexane injections $36.90

    Total Cost for that cycle = $16,523
    Rebate from Medicare = $6627.65
    Rebate from PHI = $439 (big woop there!!)
    Out-of-pocket Cost = $9,456.35

    In addition, that cycle I also had Dr M consultation, day hospital and Intrallipids - another $1,111.

    It is a lot of money, but I had to do it, just to make sure that I didn't leave any stone unturned.
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    Holy hell, that is expensive! Thanks for the info, would it have made a difference if your sister had PHI or would they not let her claim anything because it's not "for her" so to speak and she's not bearing the costs?
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    Fml that's so much money


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