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    @bubblesandsqueaks is there a lot of info about the donor? Do you see a photo of him or just a description? Were there lots to choose from? I'm quite fascinated by the process.

    Spoke to the nurse and I start provera today, so I should get my period next friday and start the long reg then. So looking at EPU late september I think. Ugh, this takes so long.........

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    Hey @Bongley,
    The donors at my clinic you get a bio into them, hair colour eyes, weight and height, IQ etc.
    Than they write an essay to give to any possibly children they have .. how they were raised, why they became a donor, what they do now, what they hope the child would get from the essay etc and 2 pictures. 1 as a toddler and 1 as an adult.

    It's actually quite good.

    My psychologist actually made my morning by telling me I had pretty much thought of everything ... except what would I say to the child/ren if the donor doesn't want to know then when they are old enough??! I just said that I wouldn't allow them to get their hopes up about it anyhow what kind of question is that lol

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    Wow, an essay and IQ, who would have thought donating sperm would be so involved. Do you have a favorite?

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    Lol yep it's almost like picking a uni to attend.

    I have 3 - they say to have back ups in case that person has reached their number of families by the time of my cycle starting.

    I must admit I don't know much about long reg? How does this work

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    But out of the three do you have a leading contender? What is the number of families? Is it 10?

    Ugh, long reg (with a pill start) means go on the pill for 4 weeks, start synarel on day 18 and inject for 2 weeks. 6 weeks in total. Sooooooo long. But I do respond well to it so.....so be it. The reason is to suppress the follicles so that when they are stimulated they all grow roughly evenly in size and so you get more mature eggs (rather that one or two follicles leading the pack and triggering ovulation). Its just so long between cycles, when you are about to turn 42 like me its very frustrating!

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    Morning Ladies,
    @Bongley, yes I have my favorite
    I'm blonde with blue eyes .. my #1 pick is medium blonde with blue eyes and 6'2 ( my dad is 6', and I'm 5'6).
    His essay however won me over !!

    You can only have 5 families as a sperm donor which means only 5 people in Brisbane can use this donor.

    Oh wow .. that does sound like a very long process .. you must has the patience of a saint.

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    By the time I do my next cycle it would have been 4 months since my last embryo transfer. So, yep, I do have the patience of a saint!

    5 families, yeah right, I thought it was 10 for some reason.

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    They do save that 5 families equals 9 children as most families will try for 2 or more

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    Hi ladies.. I do my best to ignore stats!
    I got pregnant first time around last time (even though it didn't last) and I'm hoping for the same (being positive 😄)

    My sperm donor selection was reasonably similar, though I didn't get a pic as an adult (that would have been good) just as a child. I thought I would pick based on looks but like @Bubbles it was the donor essay that won me over. It reminded me of online dating profiles. I do wonder how the child will cope with a donor father. @Bubbles, did you see that ep of Insight on donor children now (you can still watch it online).. Those that fared best were the ones who knew all along ...

    There is already a child born to a 42 year old lady through my clinic with my donor so at least I know it's good ... Err .. Material.

    Counting down 8 more days on the pill, then go in for day 1 blood tests in 10 days. Have given up trying to diet. The pill hates me.

    Hope your all well

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    @Bongley. Such patience, I admire you. The long down is a big effort. Hope the Provera is working. 👍

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