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    Quote Originally Posted by HB13 View Post
    Good luck to you @Luca. It sounds lovely and I am getting excited about the thought of a holiday in Cape Town as well as everything else.

    We have just payed our agency fee and sent off signed documentation so it's getting real!
    So far I have only liased with the donor agency. I've emailed Dr Le Roux at Cape Fertility through the webpage but have no response yet. What is normal protocol? Do the agencies normally contact the clinic for you? Or should I try and email again?

    Thanks, I love the support on this thread ☺️

    Check your Junk emails section @HB13; I had to "not junk" the response back from Dr W from CFC. From then on it was ok. All the Drs are very quick to respond, so you might find Dr LR has.

    if you don't succeed with your first donor, ask your Dr the hard questions ... We did, and the response always was "choose another donor". We chose another and had success 2nd time around. Don't rely on the Agency's recommendation; you never see an 'average' or 'poor' quality ED on any profile. Ask CFC for their history; your decision between several donors might become quite clear.

    AFM - 23 weeks with both our Bubski's going strong. Twin 1 is 488gm and really laid back while Twin 2 is 478gms and is quite the aerobics champion. I can feel them both doing forward rolls and moving most of the day. Funny thing: this morning DH asked me if I was going to get out of bed ... I said no, that they were both finally asleep and I was going to let them stay that way!

    I still don't really have a belly, if you saw me in swimmers you'd think I'd just had a baked dinner too many. Apparently, according to Dr, I am tall enough - especially in the torso - to carry twins and no one notice! Guess I really am a 'long wheel base'. I can still wear all my regular clothes, I was thinking I would be waddling by now ... Still, I'm not complaining, I realise how lucky we are.

    Good luck and baby dust to all those cycling, thinking about it, or waiting to cycle.


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    Hi @Jennski nice to hear from and totally jealous of all that you have written haha! Not even in pregnancy clothes yet! Sounds like a beautiful balance of babies, a calm one and a energetic one. The perfect pair! Who will be the ringleader in their mischief I wonder I can't wait to hear of their arrival xx
    @Canuck1 also nice to hear from you and hope you are going well. Your message was lovely. I too hope all your dreams come true!! You very much deserve it, you have had a tough road. Best of luck in your next step xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaKes View Post
    Quick question do any of you get PGD testing done on your donor embryos?? My DH has high Fish levels but our donor travelling from SA is 21 and healthy yet unproven. Warren doesn't think we need it but a friend from high school who's 20'weeks preg with her first DE try swears by it?? Any thoughts on pros
    And cons??
    Hi mamakes, I am getting PGD to hopefully help us get the best embryo to transfer out of our hopeful large collection after the transfer of 7 embryos last year that were graded as good we didn't get any bfp. I just wanted the testing this time around in the hope that it helps us. It will let us know which of the embryos have all the required 'parts', then the rest is up to my oven! Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by HB13 View Post
    Thanks @cjocoh71, congratulations on your success! Must be so very exiting.
    I did mention to Rikki at Sunshine that we hadn't heard from him yet so she will also drop him a line when forwarding on our donor information. Hopefully hear something soon.
    I'm really keen to get dates etc sorted as I only have a 3 week window I can be away for.
    Have you found out what you're having or waiting for an extra surprise? Hoping the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and not too much morning sickness!
    Perhaps try emailing Elaine at cfc.
    elaine@capefertilityclinic.co.za

    She too also works with Dr LR. He may have been away for the Easter break?

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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #12

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaKes View Post
    Quick question do any of you get PGD testing done on your donor embryos?? My DH has high Fish levels but our donor travelling from SA is 21 and healthy yet unproven. Warren doesn't think we need it but a friend from high school who's 20'weeks preg with her first DE try swears by it?? Any thoughts on pros
    And cons??
    Mamakes - my DH had high FISH levels too and Wazza said similar to us about PGD. Our donor was 24 and he suggested doing a 50/50 split (half donor +DH, half double donor).
    Given all DH's previously bad results with significant fragmentation etc we fully expected to Tx double donor Embies. However the opposite was the case with our young donor making up the difference needed to overcome his 'insufficiencies'. This resulted in our two cherubs who are DH all over😧🤐😉
    We also found that by having the second option of using double donor that DH was far les stressed leading into the cycle as he didn't feel the pressure was all his..if that makes sense?
    I'm not sure if this is an option for KED but something worth considering?

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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #12

    Quote Originally Posted by HB13 View Post
    Thanks @cjocoh71, congratulations on your success! Must be so very exiting.
    I did mention to Rikki at Sunshine that we hadn't heard from him yet so she will also drop him a line when forwarding on our donor information. Hopefully hear something soon.
    I'm really keen to get dates etc sorted as I only have a 3 week window I can be away for.
    Have you found out what you're having or waiting for an extra surprise? Hoping the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and not too much morning sickness!
    My DH's family only produces boys ...! So I was hardly surprised to find out that we are having two of them, and I'm going to be totally out-numbered!!!

    Hope you've likely already heard back from Dr LR and/or Karin, or even Elaine, as was suggested above by Blinky76. Best of luck to you for an easy and successful cycle.
    Xoxo

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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #12

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennski View Post
    Check your Junk emails section @HB13; I had to "not junk" the response back from Dr W from CFC. From then on it was ok. All the Drs are very quick to respond, so you might find Dr LR has.

    if you don't succeed with your first donor, ask your Dr the hard questions ... We did, and the response always was "choose another donor". We chose another and had success 2nd time around. Don't rely on the Agency's recommendation; you never see an 'average' or 'poor' quality ED on any profile. Ask CFC for their history; your decision between several donors might become quite clear.

    AFM - 23 weeks with both our Bubski's going strong. Twin 1 is 488gm and really laid back while Twin 2 is 478gms and is quite the aerobics champion. I can feel them both doing forward rolls and moving most of the day. Funny thing: this morning DH asked me if I was going to get out of bed ... I said no, that they were both finally asleep and I was going to let them stay that way!

    I still don't really have a belly, if you saw me in swimmers you'd think I'd just had a baked dinner too many. Apparently, according to Dr, I am tall enough - especially in the torso - to carry twins and no one notice! Guess I really am a 'long wheel base'. I can still wear all my regular clothes, I was thinking I would be waddling by now ... Still, I'm not complaining, I realise how lucky we are.

    Good luck and baby dust to all those cycling, thinking about it, or waiting to cycle.

    Dear Jennski,

    Have to admit that I'm jealous of your non-belly with twin babes! While lots have a hard time believing I'm 22+4wks carrying twins, there's no mistakening I've definitely got a belly now for at least one! I'm sure it won't be long before I'm doing a fine job of waddling, although with 2 boys it seems the belly is all in the front.

    Both mine are crazy active and have been for some time, and I have to say that being able to feel them move is the absolute best part of being pregnant (as I can't say I have loved much else about all of this!)

    Continue to be well and enjoy the balance of your time "baking your babes in your oven".
    Hugs.
    Xoxo

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    Thanks for your advice @cjocoh71, @Jennski and @Blinky76.
    I did hear back from Elaine just last night, and it did go to junk mail, although I had been religiously checking it about 3 times a day! Maybe they were away over Easter long weekend then just took a while settling in.
    Very excited to go through the next steps now!
    I did ask the agency if they could get my donor history as she has donated 3 times previously and they gave me the amount of eggs and how many blastocysts by day 5 so we were quite happy with that.
    If you ask directly at Cape Fertility will they give you more information?

    I love hearing about all these lovely pregnancies, so many twins! Enjoy every step of it!!

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    Thanks for your advice @cjocoh71, @Jennski and @Blinky76.
    I did hear back from Elaine just last night, and it did go to junk mail, although I had been religiously checking it about 3 times a day! Maybe they were away over Easter long weekend then just took a while settling in.
    Very excited to go through the next steps now!
    I did ask the agency if they could get my donor history as she has donated 3 times previously and they gave me the amount of eggs and how many blastocysts by day 5 so we were quite happy with that.
    If you ask directly at Cape Fertility will they give you more information?

    I love hearing about all these lovely pregnancies, so many twins! Enjoy every step of it!!

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    Thanks for your advice @cjocoh71, @Jennski and @Blinky76.
    I did hear back from Elaine just last night, and it did go to junk mail, although I had been religiously checking it about 3 times a day! Maybe they were away over Easter long weekend then just took a while settling in.
    Very excited to go through the next steps now!
    I did ask the agency if they could get my donor history as she has donated 3 times previously and they gave me the amount of eggs and how many blastocysts by day 5 so we were quite happy with that.
    If you ask directly at Cape Fertility will they give you more information?

    I love hearing about all these lovely pregnancies, so many twins! Enjoy every step of it!!


 

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