What does being a surrogate mother entail? Is there screenings and such? It sounds noble, but I don't believe I'd have the emotional stability to be able to do that. Plus, give up my own personal sex life for 9+ months? No way.
Wow! Good luck!! I can't imagine doing that personally. I've been on lesser hormones then are required for that and I wanted to kill myself. I can't imagine going through all of that for someone I didn't know with no compensation. You are a very selfless person.
you are doing a wonderful thing!! There are two girls that i work with that are going through it. The one is 5 mths preg. with twin boys and the other one is going through her second session (the first one didnt take). But they have to give themselves shots everyday! I would NEVER be able to do that, needles are scary! You are going to make a family very very happy!!! Thats such a great thing your doing!!! Good luck!!!
k I'll cut a long story short cause it was a very hectic day lol. So I got to my appointment 45 mins early Embarassed Filled out a ton of paperwork. Went for a scan of my uterus and ovaries everythings a-ok Apparently I have a 'brilliant womb' lol
Talked over with a doctor all about it. Went to a counsellor who analysed me to make sure I was ready then went to get 5 vials of blood.
I have signed loads of stuff so I am ready to go! As I am on a period now we have to wait for a while. In 2 weeks time I have to get a smear test done and urine sample. Then I have to wait for my bloods which could take up to 6 weeks.
After that they will match me with a couple and we both have to take the pilll to regulate our cycles together. Then on my break I have to start the injections for 12 days to produce the eggs.
There is alot more detail than that but I will talk you through it as it happens
I would not be able to donate my eggs, unless it was to a very close friend or family member. I'd never be able to shake the fact that my biological children were out there with someone else. The idea is just too strange to me. It's a very honourable thing to do if you think you are someone stable enough to do it. Bravo to you. Good luck.
Jules the kids are great. They are doing so well with nursery and stuff and they growing up to be little intelects always questioning things and keen to learn
Ah bless them. Max is three now and is always asking me, "Mummy, what are you doing?" and "What's that noise?" Sometimes I get fed up of explaining every thing I'm doing but I know it's all good that he's curious.
Do you think you'll ever want another child of your own? The longer I go without having another, the harder it is for me to imagine doing it all again!
I just posted pics over in parenting community lol
Yeah same here Jules. I sometimes get broody but as they are getting older I just couldn't imagine starting all over again
Tanya, I know what you mean and alot of my friends have not been able to understand it
I guess for me I just feel I have all these eggs going to waste every month- why not help someone else with them? It's kinda hard to explain. But I'm not going to do surrogacy with my own egg. I think it would be too hard to grow and give away my genetic child/