You and Your Future Fertility

Whoever deals with prayer requests must be very confused.  When I was in my early twenties, I had a few ‘oops’ moments that led to fervent prayers begging that I was not pregnant. “Dear Lord, if you make sure I am not pregnant, I will promise to behave myself and be more careful in future! …

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How Will Covid-19 Affect My IVF Treatments?

The COVID-19 virus has touched every single one of us, probably impacting our lives in more ways than we can comprehend. If you’re thinking about IVF treatments, or actively undergoing IVF, the threat of COVID might delay your decision – or change your mind entirely. But the reality is that there’s nothing to worry about.…

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Does Donating Eggs Affect My Future Fertility?

One of the most common concerns potential egg donors have is whether donating eggs will negatively affect their chance of having a child of their own one day.  The good news is that donating your eggs will not affect your future fertility. In a small study done in Belgium, it was shown that donating eggs…

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Epigenetics & Donors Eggs

The deep connection between a mother and a child goes beyond mere genetics Going through infertility is hard, so very hard.  There are so many points along this journey that are filled with pain and loss.  For those who arrive at the place in their journey where they need donor eggs in order to conceive,…

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Can I Donate Eggs After Having Covid-19?

can you be an egg donor after covid vaccine?

We’re two years on from when COVID-19 first appeared and there is still much uncertainty around how this dreaded virus impacts egg donation and IVF treatments. One study, published in September 2020, has shed some light on whether COVID-19 positive women can safely donate their oocytes to non-infected recipients. So, let’s answer the question: can…

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5 do’s and 3 don’ts of egg donation

Did you know that 95% of South African egg donors say that their egg donation experiences have been wonderfully positive? The joy that comes from being part of someone’s journey to a family they’ve always wished for cannot be adequately described. It can only be felt, and it is felt by thousands of women each…

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Egg Donation: Safe, Painless & Rewarding

egg donation: safe, painless & rewarding

Over the past decade, there has been a big increase in the number of egg donor cycles in South Africa and all around the world. Due to various factors, infertility affects 1 in 6 couples, but through the generous gift of donor eggs, many of these parents-to-be are able to finally have a child of…

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Five traits of an awesome Nurture donor

At Nurture, we have worked with thousands of different women over the years – of all races and from all backgrounds. Women with blonde hair. Short women. Women with freckles. Women who like trail running and Netflix. And while every woman at Nurture is unique, they all have a few things in common.   They’re…

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Four reasons to consider signing up to be an egg donor

  August is Women’s Month in South Africa, which commemorates the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to protest the extension of Pass Laws to women. Over the years, Women’s Month has grown to celebrate strong women from all walks of life – and we just so happen to think that our…

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How on earth do recipients choose an egg donor?

As a potential Nurture donor, we know that you can’t wait to help fulfil someone’s dream of becoming a parent. You’ve finished your (very lengthy) application and your profile has been added to the database for the recipients to choose from. But, you wonder as you click ‘submit’, HOW do people choose an egg donor?…

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