‘I’m truly blessed I got the opportunity”

My wonderful journey with Nurture began five years ago when I found an ad looking for suitable woman to donate eggs, I immediately contacted Melany and she came to meet me at my office. It was love at first sight – her big personality filled the tiny room and her smile lit up the entire place. In a nutshell, she’s just fabulous!

We had a wonderful chat and I couldn’t wait to get on board. I completed my application form and soon after I was asked to donate. I was over the moon because helping someone to conceive was one of the best gifts I could give. Five years later I’ve donated four times with Nurture, and 10 August will mark my fifth and final donation.

I would really like to thank each one of you, for supporting me through this wonderful journey and making it possible for me to give the gift of life to our wonderful recipients. I wish I could donate a million times more but unfortunately I can’t.

I’m truly blessed that I got the opportunity to work with you wonderful ladies and together we made a difference. I hope that our paths will cross one day again, I’m so passionate about donating and I truly believe that this is my true calling.

You girls are super stars! May god bless you ladies with many more beautiful donors and successful donations.

A letter from one special donor to her recipient

Hello Wonderful Recipients!

First of all thank you both very much for my gifts. Most of all thank you for your kind words in the card. I have stuck the card up on the cupboard in my bedroom. I read it every day! I am proud of myself, this is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I have ever done!

It was the first time I had ever been under anaesthetic in my life and I was so scared of it (way too much time spent watching Greys Anatomy). My family all prayed that everything would be alright and it was.

On the morning of the retrieval I was a lot less nervous than I thought I would be.

I changed in to one of those not to attractive hospital gowns, climbed onto the bed and felt so calm and ready. I remember the anaethatist apologizing for the needle going into my arm and I laughed and said it is nothing compared to all the injections I had been giving myself.

The doctor rubbed my arm comfortingly and the next thing I was awake with a hot water bottle on my tummy and a muffin in front of me.

I gave my Mom an extra big hug from you because she really was there for me every step of the way. As soon as we got home I was ordered to the couch with a blanket and a bowl of warm oats :-)

I am SO excited to hear about the eggs! I didn’t get any feedback so this is the first I’m hearing of it! 13 eggs! Wow!

I hope your embryo transfer goes well today. I will be thinking of you.
I can’t wait to hear good news in two weeks!

Lots of hugs and love,
Your Donor

“Nurture is the best choice”

Well time has certainly flown by and our donor will be starting her stims tomorrow. I really just wanted to know if you could tell our donor that we want to thank her for taking the time out of her life to do this. I really do appreciate what’s she’s doing for us.

I also wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for us. It’s been a really positive experience and I tell anyone I’m chatting to on egg donation forums that Nurture is the best choice.

Thank you so much – you’re the best!!

“I travelled to SA for donor eggs”

We loved the entire experience of travelling to South Africa for donor eggs.

Nurture and Vitalab just made it so easy and no fuss for us. The last thing you want when undergoing fertility treatment is stress, so we stayed somewhere lovely and made a relaxing holiday of it.

We made sure we got in some sightseeing too, but did it at our leisure around the schedule of the fertility clinic. We would, and have, recommended Nurture to many people, and speak openly of our fertility struggles and reasons for going to South Africa for egg donation IVF.

Of course, our experience was extra special because our most precious daughter was born eight months later.

“Our little family is now complete… thank you Nurture”

Dear Tertia

On the 20th October 2010, I emailed you via the Nurture website in regards to organising a egg donor.

Today I am looking at the hard work and struggles we have overcome. Our daughter, now 17 months of age, makes me think how time has flown by and we have never been happier – our little family now is complete.

Sixteen cycles and on miscarriage, and losing my daughter’s twin during the first trimester were worth every jab of a needle, every discomfort of bloatedness, every negative thought towards myself, every negative word from that absent-minded friend, every envious look towards your pregnant friends and strangers at work parties and the shops, every tear that was shed.

I am so lucky to have a beautiful daughter who adores her daddy and me.
It the one and only thing that my husband and I wanted – to be parents, to hear being called “mummy”.

I want to thank you for all the emails and encouragement that you have given not only to me but to all women who are struggling with infertility. I am sending this email to you to let you know you are an inspiration and a wonderful person.

We intend to return to South Africa with our daughter to let her know what a wonderful country she started from and that she was very very wanted, and that will always be loved unconditionally.

Thank you Tertia!

We are sending you big hugs to you and your colleagues at Nurture,

S and G,
Australia

“Thank you for the support”

“Hello Nurture Team!

I am taking my last Pill tomorrow, and everything has been explained nicely, but I will definitely call if I have any questions.

I am a little nervous, but an excited nervous. Thank you for all the support – so far this has been a very nice experience since everyone is so professional, friendly and helpful!”

“I hear positive feedback from Australians”

“I can tell by the detail you have already supplied to me and the time and effort you have put into responding to my questions that if we come to South Africa, we will most definitely be working with your agency.

I can see why there is so much positive feedback from Australians on the Internet who have used your service who have not only fallen pregnant, but who were absolutely blown away by the level of service you provided.

Thank you so much for all your help, I sincerely appreciate it.”

“I’m willing to walk this road with you”

Hi Melany

Hope you are well. I really enjoyed our meeting of today. You are a really sociable and wonderful person!! Thank you for the straightforward answers and also the factual information. It is great to talk to someone who does not play around, and says things as they are!

After today I am more than willing to walk this road with you and really want to be a donor. You can activate my profile – I am ready for this!!

“I am happy to have made a difference”

“I am very proud of myself for having done this for the first time, and having met someone who was there for an implant was very touching. It made me realise what a difference this makes in people’s lives.

I am very happy to have been able to make a difference in the recipient’s life and give them a kickstart on their journey to parenthood.

I wish them all the best and pray for their success. Thank you Nurture for all the work you do to help people.”

“It’s the most incredible feeling to know I have played a big part in creating life”

“Firstly, I would like to say thank you to the entire team for allowing me to fulfil my desire to be a donor. It has been a long-time dream of mine to be able to help other woman to be able to start a family of their own.

Knowing a few women myself, who have been unsuccessful in trying to conceive, it has been the most incredible feeling to be able to know that I have played such a big part in creating life, for those that are unable to. I would love to continue to help as many families as I can, because I really believe this is my chance to give back to this beautiful world.

The team you have, has been incredible, and passionate in every way, from the very second I applied. The dedication that you ladies have is what makes me believe that this world is filled with many beautiful people, and gives me hope that there are people out there, that care, as I do.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for this, and for all you do for those lucky people out there. Your love, care and commitment through the entire process, is more than inspirational, and I hope that you always continue to spread such love and light.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to once again, say thank you, and can only wish that the world was filled with more people like this AMAZING team! I hope that everyone knows how hard you all work, to make us donors feel so incredibly comfortable, and for providing such amazing support, and care.

My heart is eternally grateful for everything you have all done!”