Beautiful words from our incredible egg donor

heart“It was no trouble at all, in fact the whole process was a breeze and I was feeling back to normal again on Monday evening – I am extremely pleased about the fact that they could retrieve so many and am really hoping the recipient is able to fall pregnant.
To the recipient family:
I came across a beautiful poem that instantly made me think of you.
“I Will Be A Wonderful Mother – Author Unknown
There are women who become mothers without effort, without thought,
without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love
their children, I know that I will be better.
 
I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have
read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
 
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed. I have endured and
planned over and over again. Like most things in life, the people who
truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their
dreams.
I will notice everything about my child. I will take time to watch my
child sleep, explore, and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every
day for the rest of my life.
 
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of
my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am
not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another
shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.
 
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight,
this special vision with which I will look upon my child. Whether I
parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me
to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.
 
Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.”
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I know that you will be a wonderful mother. I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to go through this journey with you, even though we have no contact, it felt comforting to know that there was someone out there going through something similar and that I was in their thoughts as they were in mine. Also I would like to say thank you for my beautiful card, it might have been the hormones but it definitely made me tear up. You both will be forever in my thoughts and I wish for you all the happiness in the world and that you are able to make your dream of having a little bundle of joy come true.
I have no words that can possibly express my gratitude and admiration for both of you.
You will be forever in my heart.
xx”

“With much gratitude to you and your team”

pink heart 5“I am thrilled to share that I will be 14-weeks pregnant on Friday and all my test results are great, we are having a baby girl!  My OB thinks all looks great. The next step is the 20-week scan for all body parts etc.

It has been quite a long two months, but oh my, this is all we had hoped for and if we had the option to pick the sex, it would definitely be a girl!

I am really just letting all the good news sink in. I am feeling extremely hopeful and also amazed at how this is all unfolding at this time.

With much gratitude to you and your team for all you do. Thank you for your patience and persistence getting me to this result. I feel beyond confident with not just our egg donor, but in fact the entire story about how this all unfolded / ended up. That this came together with you and Nurture in the end is also a very big blessing. The whole story sits very well with me and I am very grateful. I do want other women to know all the very good you all do!

Look forward to keeping you posted.

Kindest Regards and Infinite Gratitude

xxx

“I always wanted to make a difference”

Heart-in-hands2“I always wanted to make a difference somewhere, somehow but I didn’t know how until I signed up to be an egg donor.
I also donate blood every second month and it makes me feel very good, knowing that my blood possibly saves someone’s life. With donating eggs it’s a little different. I’m not saving a life here, I’m helping create a new life – a little miracle who will grow up with parents who went the extra mile to have him/her, and there’s this unexplainable emotional connection that you have with your recipient. Although you know you’ll never, ever get to meet your recipient, you still feel as if you’ve known her all your life and you pray for her as if she’s part of your family.
I really don’t know how else to explain it, but what I do know is it makes me feel really, really good.
Thank you!”

Our beautiful egg donor’s journey comes to an end….

hand copy 2“So today is the end of my journey as an egg donor, but a new one for my recipient.
The Doctor retrieved 20 beautiful eggs today. I hope and pray that when they do the blood test that it will come back positive.
I feel a little sad because there won’t be visits to the Dr anymore, I’m going to miss all the friendly faces at the Cape Fertility Clinic. I would like to say thank you to Dr Matebese – she’s just awesome! Thanks to the Nurse who gave me two warm water bottles and two blankets because I was shivering after the retrieval, but there was no pain at all, and also to the other kind nurse who held my hand until I was asleep, thank you very much! They are all such wonderful people.
Thank you to you Melany for your support, I do appreciate it and to the rest of the Nurture team, you’re awesome!
A message to my recipient:
Thank you very much for choosing me to be your donor, I’m sure there were plenty to choose from but still you chose me. I feel so blessed and honoured, oh gosh I’m gonna cry…
You have no idea what this means to me, I cannot describe it in words, even if I want to.
The gift: I have no idea how you knew I would love it so much, I couldn’t wait to get home to fit it on. I totally love it, thank you so very much, I appreciate it!
In the meantime I’ll be praying non-stop for a miracle.
Thanks again to everyone.
xxx”

“Parenthood requires love not DNA”

A beautiful egg donor’s message to a potential recipient:

pink heart 4“I would like you to take a moment to think about the opportunity you would have from receiving eggs from a donor. Those reasons are why I would like you to have mine. I would like you to have the opportunity to have unconditional love in your life, to be able to wake up knowing that you’ve created a life that is completely dependent on you is the most euphoric feeling I have ever had the privilege to encounter. Parenthood requires love not DNA”

Our amazing egg donor’s message to her potential recipient

pink heart 5“I hope that the baby born out of my egg will be cherished and loved extraordinarily, because he/she will be an extraordinary baby.

I’ve only played a very small part, but you will play such a tremendous part in giving life to this baby and I hope he/she turns out to be amazing”.

 

xXx

 

 

“Its a very cool feeling to be able to help someone”

pink heart 2We love this reply to the (anonymous) survey in which we ask an egg donor whether she would donate again:

“This was a very pleasant experience for me. The entire process was awesome and I’m so surprised that more people don’t donate. I saw the entire procedure as donating some extra tools from my shed for someone else to grow a little garden. Its a very cool feeling to be able to help someone by doing almost nothing, so much that I actually felt a bit guilty for receiving ‘compensation’ for the donation as this was no effort at all. It takes a village to raise a child, I would definitely do this again.”

Our awesome recipient had this to say….

“All my dealings with the people at Nurture has been nothing short of excellent and the extremely caring, yet faultlessly professional service you provide is virtually unheard of in this day and age.”

Egg Donor’s heartwarming message to her recipient..

“Wow, first off I just want to say what a blessing it has been to be able to go through this whole experience. When I got the email to say that I had been chosen as your egg donor I had tears in my eyes.

As the egg retrieval day comes closer I get more and more excited. I know I can’t even begin to imagine how you must be feeling at this point in time, but I truly can’t wait to hand the baton over to you and cheer you on for the rest of your journey.

Even though I don’t know you, you are in my thoughts daily, and will continue to be. I wish you all  the best, and I’m sending you all the love and good vibes that I can.

Xxx ”

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“She was absolutely amazing in the way she dealt with me”

Having already been down an incredibly difficult journey, a very deserving recipient had this to say about our wonderful team member, Tanya.

“I would like you to know she was absolutely amazing in the way she dealt with me. I had got to the point where there was no one else I could ask to help me. That’s when I chose an egg donor from Nurture.

Because of what I have been through, I needed someone I could trust. I had complete trust in Tanya, she communicated with me continuously and let me know exactly what was happening at all times.

Sadly it did not work out with our donor, but if I ever need an egg donor again in the future, I will definitely contact Nurture”

xx