Becoming an egg donor has been one of the bravest things I’ve ever had to do. The honor of helping someone have a chance to experience motherhood or a miracle in their home has been overwhelming. I am filled with so much joy and warmth in my heart to have done this.
Jenny from baby2mom was with me every step of the way, also with the help I got from Sister Hanlie (she’s a sweet soul), I got the comfort to carry through, I’m blessed to have dealt with such heartwarming people.
My experience started a bit rocky though because the day I did my first scan it was found that I had an ovarian cyct in my right ovary, Dr van Shouwenburg assured me that all will be fine and that it will do away. We waited for my next period and the cycst was gone and we were all happy to proceed. I got my first hormone injection with Sister Hanlie, I was guided on how to inject myself, and I carried on just as instructed. I started noticing a minor difference on my face where I had a mini outbreak and my breast swelling up, but it could only be the high level of estrogen. I had to stick to a strict amount of water intake and always had to keep track of time since some medication was taken at specific times.
All in all, the needle process wasn’t so bad. On the day of my egg retrieval, the most touching moment for me was when sister Hanlie brought in a card with a ‘thank you’ message, and how much of a difference I’m making. That encouraged me to go ahead with the retrieval. I wasn’t nervous at all. I had to be sedated, so I can’t really say how it went in theater. I woke up and really the pain shock me a bit, so I cried, after a few moments, the pain got better and I was able to eat and go home.
My life is back to normal now, the pains are gone and I’m resting just as the doctor instructed ? I do hope my reciepients enjoy their little miracle and do pray he/she grows to be as sweet and beautiful like myself ? Thank you baby2mom, for the experience. ?