Nurture Egg Donor Program

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The Egg Donation Procedure

The egg donation procedure involves getting the timing just right. A lot of preparation goes into making sure that everything is lined up and timed perfectly so that when a donor's eggs are ready to be retrieved, the intended parent’s womb is ready to receive the embryos. Synchronising two women’s...
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What Is The Cut-Off Age To Donate Your Eggs?

This is a common question asked by women who want to share a few of their healthy eggs with intended parents, and it’s also a very important one. As South Africa’s leading egg donor program, Nurture must ensure our egg donors have eggs which are the absolute best quality possible....
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5 Reasons You’re An Excellent IVF Treatment Candidate

Did you know that almost 1 in 7 couples experience infertility? That’s what they call it when you’ve been trying for a baby without luck for over a year. Here’s a side note shocker: in up to a third of these cases, male infertility plays a role. Regardless of where...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Can I Donate Eggs After Having Covid-19?

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,...
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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...
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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...
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