Another egg donation…done and dusted!

02d7c2ad9c5ad9a5592eb973e194e2ed“Thank you!  It was a great experience and I can’t wait to hear the results!  I am holding everything that I can… crossed for my recipients!

I will definitely do it again! And, I made a full recovery with no problems whatsoever!! :-)

“Thank you”

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We always check in with our donors post egg retrieval,  how lovely it is to get feedback like this:

“I appreciate the feedback, I wish the recipients all the best. I would also like to thank you for the gift and for making me feel special, constantly!”

“Thank you for making our dreams of having a family a reality”

girlgirlgirlWe are thrilled to announce the arrival of our beautiful, precious daughter born on Friday 10th October 2014.

She was delivered by Caesarean section and weighed in at 7lb 9oz.

Thank you once again to everyone involved in making our dreams of having a family a reality”

“How blessed we have been to receive her special gift”

6bc4ad693b8ed04235678a14d4a0bb30I just wanted to let you know that I have had the big scan and everything is fine. We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting two beautiful girls, we couldn’t be happier!

It has been a very emotional time for us and we have tried not to get too excited, just in case. I finally feel like I can breathe a little now!

We are filled with hope and joy at the prospect of holding our precious darlings. Thank you so much for making our dreams come true.

Please can you let our donor know our wonderful news. I often think of her – what an amazing woman she is and how blessed we have been to receive her special gift!

xx

“I would do it again in a heartbeat”

0daa4d25bf9af1db86f4c979f92e8cd1I’ve just got back home now from a wonderful stay in Cape Town. 

I just want to thank you for the amazing assistance I received from the Nurture team and the great stay at the guest house. The whole process from the time I was first told that I had been chosen as a donor until I got back home was absolutely wonderful! Everyone at the Cape Fertility Clinic was so pleasant and friendly too!

It truly was such an amazing experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat! I really pray and hope that everything works out well for the recipient.

xx

“This is one good thing in my life that I will always cherish”

Tammuz ad copy“I do not have the words to explain how I am feeling right now. I just left the clinic after my egg retrieval.  I’m sooo emotional from all the happiness.

I feel super blessed to have had the opportunity to donate and think it was all so worth it. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the couple who chose me. I can’t seem to stop crying. This is one good thing in my life that I will always cherish!

Please tell the recipient parents that I got their gift and I appreciate it more than they could ever know, I hope and pray for every success with this journey ahead of them.

Thank you to Nurture and the staff at Vitalab too, they really were amazing. I hope to do this again soon.

Good luck & God bless xx”

“Know that you are special”

heart balloonThere really are some phenomenal people in this world.  Sadly we don’t always get the results we hope for with every cycle, yet despite a negative outcome our incredibly brave recipient had this to say to her donor:

“We wanted you to know that although there was a negative outcome, our perception of you is this…..

It takes an extremely special person to be willing to put their lives on hold, to medicate themself and to go through a medical procedure in order to give a stranger an opportunity to begin their family. These actions are evidence of a compassionate soul with a big heart.

We would like to say thank you. Know that you are special! xx

“I could not believe something I had done made someone else so incredibly happy”

4fdfc2a9b00dd7bb8c7e3a7b21ea89e3“I started out feeling all excited when I was chosen by the intended parents to become their egg donor. I went for my internal scan, my first ever which was quite scary with me not knowing what to expect. I got my injections and started the process.

Today I went in for my egg retrieval, I had mixed feelings of nervousness and excitement all in one!  When I came out of theatre the lovely clinic nurse came to see me and brought me a lovely gift, which I really did not expect from my recipient parents! As soon as I got it I burst into tears, I could not believe something I had done made someone else so incredibly happy! I felt overjoyed and so emotional, all I could think was “Wow! I just did something selfless for someone I do not know” and that made me feel proud and like a very special person.

I pray, hope and believe that the parents will get their miracle. I cannot thank them enough for picking me to be a part of the joyful journey that lies ahead of them and the many treasured memories!!

Good luck to them and thank you Nurture for doing such amazing, selfless work!!”

“All my stressing was for nothing”

f4a51b4536b087af3a55871cfb05379a“Never in my 21 years of life did i ever imagine myself willingly choose to go for an operation or procedure thingy.

When I first came across Nurture, I googled it and came across the website. I saw the R6000 compensation and naturally, as a student that caught my attention. I read up more and more about it and started to really consider becoming a donor. I chatted to friends and family, with many having negative things to say like “but it will be your child running around” but I had a broader mind then those few.

So off I went to Johannesburg (a City I had never been to) for my initial appointment, nervous as anything but I was welcomed with open arms. It started to feel so surreal and it was a bit overwhelming seeing all the women in the clinic, not your age, who are obviously the ones having problems conceiving.

Before I knew it, it was time for the actual donation process to start, and yet again I could not believe I voluntarily injected myself every day – a tiny painless prick.

Procedure day arrived and I was a wreck. I had never been under sedation, never been to an operating theatre and I never go to the Doctor unless I am dying! So there I was, I sat and waited for my turn to go in, heart racing and imaging how sh*t and painful I was going to feel afterwards.

Nonetheless, my gynae came in and chatted to me as he does, and well let us just say that was the best three hour nap I have ever had! I was out of the sedation after about 30 minutes, however I was so comfy and so relaxed I chose to sleep an extra two hours.

My oh my, I look back now and I can’t believe what a simple procedure that all was! All my stressing was for nothing, if only I had listened to the nurses in the first place! In the end I realised the R6000 compensation was nothing compared to the warm and fuzzy feeling you have afterwards, knowing that parents who are so desperate to have a family, might have a chance at it now”

“I am just so happy that I found Nurture”

“As always, this process was like a walk in the park for me! Team Nurture got things into action immediately and were always making sure things happened quickly, efficiently, hassle – free and with unbelievably amazing communication from the word go. The Doctors appointments were always fast, injections were completely painless, and no hassle or side effects, and my most favourite part of it all – an incredibly great 30 minute sleep, followed by friendly smiles and lots of TLC from the nurses, a perfectly warmed muffin, and much needed cup of coffee!! Not to mention the massive cake that was given to me upon leaving!! W.O.W!! I shared it with my family and it was so sinfully delicious I couldn’t begin to describe (although I might have to schedule in a few extra kilometres into my exercise routine for the next few months to work it off, but it was so worth it!!) The letter I received along with the gift was truly special, reading it put tears in my eyes and made my heart feel so very full. I keep it in my purse with me all the time, and it now serves as a reminder to always be as selfless as I can.
I have everything crossed for my recipient, for my frozen eggies and I just hope and pray that it is a positive result. I am so elated with the news of a baby girl for my previous recipient and I am hoping things go well for the next few months until that incredible moment! They are both in my thoughts, and my heart.

As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for the effort, heart, passion, soul and hard work that goes into every day of the wonderful work you all do. From the fabulous Nurture team, to the staff and Doctors of the Cape Fertility Clinic who have all become so familiar to me and are all such amazing people! You ALL give me faith that this world is filled with so many good hearted people, amongst a world that can be so selfish at times.

This to me is the most incredible of gifts to be able to give and I am just so happy that I found Nurture.  They are more then just a “company”. A group of amazing people that share the same desire to make the almost impossible, possible. From the bottom of my heart I couldn’t be more appreciative of every single one of you that made this possible for me, and the gifts we have given together. I am so passionate about giving this gift of life because my family is more than my everything and everyone deserves that kind of joy and indescribable, unconditional love that is family.
I have many dreams for my future still but this will definitely be the most fulfilling of them all.  All I have left to say now is that if anyone is ever having doubts about donating, send them my way, I would be more then glad to share my experiences and tell them how amazing this team of women are!!
All my love,
xoxo xoxo