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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Why you shouldn’t wait to donate your eggs

There’s (almost always) no time like the present… And the same holds true for egg donation. Nurture donors are required to be between the ages of 19 and 32 – and there’s a very good reason for this age limit! A woman is born with a set amount of potential eggs – around 2 million.…

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A glass of Chardonnay with Tertia

The other half of Nurture’s dynamic duo, Tertia Albertyn co-founded Nurture with her BFF Melany Bartok in 2008. A recovering infertile (who gave birth to now-teenage twins after her ninth IVF, and had one ‘freebie’ baby), Tertia has poured her heart and soul into this business. Lover of Chardonnay, fruit chutney chips and Pokemon Go!,…

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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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It’s not about the money, but let’s talk about it anyway…

One of the biggest misconceptions about egg donors is that they are only in it to make some quick cash – but after 10 years in the business and over 2400 donor cycles, we can comfortably say that it’s simply not true! Most of Nurture’s donors sign up to donate not because of the money, but…

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What to look for when you’re choosing an egg donation agency

Much like trying to find the perfect date for your matric dance,  choosing the right egg donation agency for you is a critical step in your  journey. If it’s not the right fit, the experience is going to be long, drawn-out and painful. But, if you’ve made the right choice and found the perfect partner,…

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