A day in the life of Helen de Pinto

Helen de Pinto works non-stop to ensure that Nurture’s donors are taken care of – from the donor’s application to the initial interview and posting on the Nurture website. This mom of three daughters has been with Nurture since it started. Find out what her day looks like, what gets her going in the morning, and…

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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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A day in the life of Lee-Ann Owtram

After almost two decades in the corporate world, Lee-Ann Owtram found her way to Nurture after being asked to “help out” on a project. That was seven years ago! We caught up with her to get to know the superwoman behind the cape. What do you do at Nurture? I look after the operations and systems for…

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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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Five tips for a first-time donor

So, you’re getting ready for your first-ever egg donation – exciting times!  By now you’ll have met with one of our fab Nurture women, been matched and are getting ready to go. Here are a few extra tips from a former donor for making your first donation a stellar experience. Ask questions Never be afraid…

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EGG DONATION MYTHS – BUSTED!

In your quest to become a well-informed egg donor, you’ve no doubt encountered one or more misconceptions around the process that may have you a bit concerned. Fear not, we’re here to talk through some of the most common ones – so grab a cup of coffee, kick back and relax while we bust some major…

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Retrieval Day: What to have on hand

Getting ready for your first donation? If you’re anything like we are, preparation is everything! One of our former donors – who has six donations under her belt – share s her must-have items for retrieval day! Comfortable clothing Clothing that is comfortable and easy to put back on is a must! You may be…

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