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It's been a long time I know just thought I'd let everyone know that tomorrow I have an appointment for my first consultation for egg donation!

I have decided to donate my eggs for couples who are having trouble TTC. we are not allowed to be paid for it over here so I am not doing it for the money.

Also in the next few months I will be doing the prelimanry stages to be a surrogate mother.

I am so excited and honoured to be given this chance to help someone Razz
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replied June 9th, 2008
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That sounds great! Being a surrogate and donating your eggs are both wonderful things to do. How are the kids doing?
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replied June 9th, 2008
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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.
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replied June 9th, 2008
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Are you still with your old man?
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replied June 9th, 2008
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Wow, that's very brave of you! I've considered it myself but I'm not even sure I could handle another pregnancy for myself let alone someone else lol!

How are the sproglets?
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replied June 9th, 2008
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hey thats sounds great. You can help many women out there be a mommy. Its a great thing to do.

I hear the procedures of removing the egg can be painful. What all do you have to do?
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replied June 10th, 2008
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Wow. I have researched egg donation as I was thinking of doing it as well. But the whole process was a little more than I was willing to take on at this point. Kudos to you though!!

Hope everyone is doing well!!
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replied June 10th, 2008
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Well done Becky!! That's such an amzing thing to do!
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replied June 10th, 2008
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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.
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replied June 10th, 2008
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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!!!
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replied June 11th, 2008
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Just to update:

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

So I am officially gonna be an egg donor yes
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replied June 11th, 2008
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that's great becky! you are such a wonderful person to be doing this
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still with old man wow that is a rude way of asking.
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Haha Candita I know lol

Na we're not together anymore but we are still good friends

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 Very Happy
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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.
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Becky wrote:

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 Very Happy


Ah bless them. Max is three now and is always asking me, "Mummy, what are you doing?" and "What's that noise?" Laughing 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! scared
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becky where are pics of your two cuties huh???lol
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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/
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replied June 11th, 2008
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CaNdItAs CrAzY LaNd wrote:
still with old man wow that is a rude way of asking.


old as in the opposite of new.

not old as in the opposite of young.
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Ok cool. Misunderstanding I guess.

Don't bother me none

I'm too happy Very Happy
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