After many repeated attempts at IVF using
my own eggs, even though I started at 42, I decided
on my doctor's advice to try Egg Donation.
We had to find a donor and I was lucky. after placing
an ad, to receive three replies within days! One of
them was within our state -- NSW which is rare in Australia.
We met and we were all 'virgins' so to speak. It was
her first ED (egg donation) and our first attempt at
ED. The egg retrieval was on the 20th of November 2002
and the transfer on the 22nd.
The 2-week-wait seemed to take forever and while I
had been through several disappointments, this time
felt different. I did a HPT which showed a positive
blue line on day 10! My ED (egg donor) "H",
my husband and I were over the moon.
The blood test on day 14 returned a level of 320 so
I was definitely pregnant - first hit!
To make a long story short, Nir was born by C-section
on the 4th of August 2003 at 38 weeks. I had pleaded
with my doctor to leave it another week but he did not
want to risk me going into labor and ending up with
a ruptured uterus.
Nir was 6lbs 6oz at birth. An absolutely adorable baby.
"H" and I are in constant contact. I email
her photos and we talk. She is an amazing person and
has done ED for several other couples and has considered
being a surrogate.
While I am Nir's Mum I would never deprive him of a
part of his genetic heritage and he will one day meet
the wonderful woman without whom his being here would
not have happened.