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    Default Loving Brisbane couple looking for an egg donor

    My DH (41) and I (39) met in our early 30's and married 5 years ago. Most of our married life has been spent on the ivf rollercoaster. We are so lucky to have had our little girl (17mo) after 7 stimulated ICSI cycles (including 1 known donor cycle).
    My DH worked for and oil company for 20 years and is now a full time stay at home hands on Dad. I have a small business and mostly work part time. We love our family life and are both into outdoor activities especially the beach and snow skiing. We are financially secure and are also strong and secure in our beliefs and relationship.
    We really want to continue with our dream of having another child and adding to our family. We've had 4 attempts in the last 6 mths but unfortunately I've had such a bad response that each one has been cancelled. My sister and older SIL are both over 40 and unfortunately unable to help us. This is why we are seeking the help of a kind and generous person to help us fulfill our dreams.
    We have a preference for a known donation and are flexible and comfortable about future ongoing relationships on all sides.
    If there is anyone under 35 who feels that they can help us we can be contacted either by PMl.
    Thank you so much for reading my ad
    Ann.

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    Hi,
    I'm really interested in finding out what is involved in egg donation. I really have no idea about how you go about it. So if you could spare a few minutes on how it all works i would really appreciate it.
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    Sarah
    Last edited by xkwzit; 07-02-2008 at 21:07.

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    Hi Sarah
    I would recommend that you have a really good look at the egg donor issues section (the parent section to this one). There are a bunch of stickies with excellent information to give you a good idea about what is involved.

    Cheers

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    Hi Sarah,
    I love the name Chloe- we nearly called our little girl Chloe also.
    It's so lovely that you are interested in egg donation and starting to research. I just checked on the sticky referred to on the other post and am amazed at the amount of information ( and have also learnt something myself). I can give you a brief outline of the physical process if you like.
    It involves giving the donor a nasal spray which suppresses her own natural hormones temporarily and this is then followed with daily injections for approx 10-12 days to get the ovaries to produce between 3 and 8 eggs. The eggs are then collected (using needles and ultrasound) under a light anaesthetic. The doctor would discuss any risks carefully. As far as I know the main risk is producing too many eggs and they monitor very carefully during the cycle so they can intervene if this occurs. From my doctor's perspective he was always happy with 6-8 eggs. If you search the forum you may find some more information on hyperstimulation. The eggs are then mixed with sperm ( or in our case sperm is injected into the eggs) and then they are placed in an incubator for a couple of days. They are then embryo's (if fertilised) and are implanted into the recipient approx 2-5 days later. It then takes 2 weeks to know if the recipient is pregnant.
    No expense is carried by the donor at all- so the recipient would cover all medical costs and transport costs etc(including childcare costs) for the cycle.
    Both recipient and donors and husbands/partners are required to undergo counselling before the cycle can proceed and I thick the husbands/partners are needed to consent also (not 100% sure on this). The whole process can take upto 3 months by the time you go through counselling and blood tests etc.
    There is more about the process but I wasn't too sure how much depth to go into- I hope this information helps.
    It may also help to talk to a fertility clinic or specialists receptionist. I have heard of varying levels of helpfulness when people ring- my own specialists receptionist is very kind and helpful. Some of the clinics will only organise anonymous donations and if known donation is the preference it is usual to approach the specialist together.
    I hope this has been of some help to you and I haven't rambled too much.
    I'm most happy to answer any of your questions.
    Warmest wishes
    Ann

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    Hi Ann
    I know it has only been just over a week but I thought I would give you a 'bump' & wish you every success in your search for an ED.

    elwoodgal

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    thanks for that
    Ann

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    And bumpety bump from me too! Fingers crossed there's an on her way.

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    Just dropping in to say hiand to let you know that I have added your name to the list of those actively seeking a donor .

    Wishing you lots of luck.

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    Thanks for that- it's really nice that your watching out for us.

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    Hi Ann

    Where in QLD do you live??


 

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