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  • #61
    Originally posted by rubyandmaxarefurkids View Post
    hi there
    as a potential egg donor recipient, we are payimg all the costs & I know that the actual lovely egg donor will end up with about $2,000 when it is over, by no means can you put a price on such a thing though!
    It is illegal to pay an egg donor for her donation! I can understand wanting to give something to a donor as a token of thanks, but giving a monetary gift is illegal.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by tj04 View Post
      I would firstly like to know how long the entire process takes (including all the appointments, ultrasounds, injections etc)? What is involved? Does it matter if you are a virgin?

      I'm also anxious about my emotional strength/attachment to the child. I think I am already struggling with the idea of being seperated from a child that partially came from me. Does this make me someone who shouldn't consider egg donation? or is there a way that I can look at this differently that would, I suppose, detatch me?
      Time wise it can take as little as a few months, depending on the state you and your IPs cycle in. Firstly, once you decide to donate, you have a counselling appointment, where you discuss all the possible problems that can arise from donation. Then you have an appointment with the fertility specialist, where you discuss the physical side of the cycle - so the meds, the surgery to retrieve the eggs, cycle monitoring, type of cycle. Then you can start cycling.
      The length of cycle depends on the protocol the fertility specialist prefers donors to do. Cycles can range anywhere from around 14 days - 30+ days.
      What the actual cycle entails depends on FS preferences too.
      Generally you take medication to suppress the ovaries and stop you from ovulating. There are 2 types, nasal spray and injections. Then you take medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles (to produce multiple eggs) - this is an injection. During this time you have blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor your ovaries to make sure you don't over stimulate or under stimulate. 36 hrs before egg pick up, a trigger injection is needed to release the eggs, to aid pick up.

      I would imagine it would matter if you are a virgin (with hymen intact), as you have internal ultrasounds, which is called 'dildo cam' by most women. This is most important for the egg collection, which is an ultrasound guided needle into the follicles to collect the eggs. The needle is inserted through the vaginal wall to reach the ovaries. This is all done under either local or general anesthetic (again FS preference).

      I personally think of egg donation the same way I think of blood donation or organ donation. The eggs retrieved are not being used by me, so why not give them to someone who needs them.
      It is recommended that you should have atleast one child before donating, as there is a small, but still possible chance of affecting your own fertility.

      Good luck in making your decision. I hope I haven't put you off, but there is no point sugar-coating it.

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      • #63
        Thinking of maybe being an egg donor

        Hi ladies,

        I'm thinking of being an egg donor but it seems I can't access an inbox with my bubhub account...? Not sure what I'm doing wrong/what I've omitted to do.

        I've done the IVF stimulation, egg pickup rollercoaster and had good response to the drugs they used (collected 30+ eggs) and am thinking of giving the gift of being parents to another couple. The IVF process didn't bother me at all.

        Anyway, good luck to everyone who's searching and who's trying to be parents. Parenthood is truly an amazing thing.

        J

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        • #64
          Hi Jay

          firstly - you cannot access our pm system unless you have a certain number of posts (cant remember if its 5 or 20)

          secondly - are you in Australia? Usually the egg donor and intended recipients cycle together ... or at least go through the process together as the eggs are fertalised the day of the egg pick up.

          So if you dont mind me asking - why have you done the cycle already and are only now considering donation?

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          • #65
            Hi Jay

            Yep I'd like to know more as well. Much what 'Katies mum' is saying.

            But def know you cant access the PM system until yr had sufficient postings

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            • #66
              My guess ladies is that jay has gone through ivf. I've heard of other women who have gone though ivf due to male factors and gone on to donate their eggs.

              If you want to contact someone jay you need to post some more. Do a few of the game threads to bring your count up quickly.

              Sent from my GT540 using Bubhub

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              • #67
                Originally posted by AliG View Post
                Ive been thinking about donating for awile now but wanted to know would bieng a mild epileptic be a factor in bieng able to?
                AliG I have epilepsy too and most forms are not hereditary so unless you have an unusual type I'd say it shouldn't matter.

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                • #68
                  Really informative I have learnt a lot thank you x

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                  • #69
                    Hi, I just have a question about ED - does the ED get screened healthwise, I mean like do they get checked over to make sure they don't have any hereditary diseases that could get passed on to the child? especially if you're receiving an anonymous egg how do you know if nothing hereditary has been passed onto the child, which you'll now be responsible for? Because I'm pretty sure they check male's sperm before they pass that onto someone don't they?

                    i'm actually not sure ... it's just a random question i guess.

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                    • #70
                      yes Hope they do they have bloods and they have to fill in a questionaire about their family history right down to their parents history, they are also asked lots of questions regarding any health issues for their partner incase any STDs have been passed on hope that answers your question.
                      Originally posted by Hope for all View Post
                      Hi, I just have a question about ED - does the ED get screened healthwise, I mean like do they get checked over to make sure they don't have any hereditary diseases that could get passed on to the child? especially if you're receiving an anonymous egg how do you know if nothing hereditary has been passed onto the child, which you'll now be responsible for? Because I'm pretty sure they check male's sperm before they pass that onto someone don't they?

                      i'm actually not sure ... it's just a random question i guess.

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                      • #71
                        Hi
                        SarahSF.
                        Thank you for posting this is such a wonderful informayion not just for ED but for Recipient too..
                        Crescent




                        We praying to find our angel egg donor to fulfill our dream hopefuly soon

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                        • #72
                          Thankyou for the article on egg donation. After reading this it just makes me want to do this for someone even more. I do have a couple of questions regarding donation though. I myself have struggled with fertility, i have had every test under the sun to work out why i have a hard time conceiveing with no answers. Can people with "unexplained" infertility still donate?

                          The other question i have is to women looking for a donor, what kinds of information do you want/would like from a donor? The reason i ask this is I have a friend who was adopted and her birth mother made up a little scrapbook album with things like family history, a photo of herself etc. Which i think was such a lovely thing for my friend growing up as most children at some point want to know where they come from. Is this something you could do as a donor?

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                          • #73
                            Thinking about donating eggs...

                            This thread has been very interesting to read. I live in Sydney, am 33 and have finished having children (girl, 6, boy 2.5). I have been thinking about donating my eggs for quite a while now and feel I understand a lot more about the process and feelings involved on both sides after reading through this site and a few fertility clinic sites. To be honest my hubby is dead against it because he doesn't understand it properly and worries that I will be in pain, but at the end of the day it doesn't really affect him and this is a gift I would love to give a family (or families). I was a product of early DI in 1977, back when it was all anonymous and no records kept. I don't even think the sperm donation was frozen before use. I found out about my parentage when I was 19 and eventually came to terms with the fact that there are no records, medical or otherwise about my biological parent however I am very close to my parents. If I was to donate my eggs I am adamant that the child eventually be told the truth and my contact details given to them so they can satisfy their curiosity - because I guarantee that's all it will be, they won't be looking for a parent, just for information, which they are entitled to. I know if I could have information on my sperm donor parent, I would like a photo, medical history and some personal information about their life and what they like etc. Any thoughts?

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                            • #74
                              well ladie good luck i do hope that you can help some body like me to become a mummy,daddy jojo

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                              • #75
                                Hi Jo-Anne
                                No luck with a donor yet?

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