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A glass of Chardonnay with Tertia

Tertia Albertyn 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Five Questions to Ask Before You Donate

Thinking about becoming an egg donor?  While at first glance you might meet the basic requirements(18 to 33 and a healthy BMI) and you’re ready to jump in feet first, there are a few other important factors to consider. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you start this...
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A day in the life of Tanya Rubin

Tanya Rubin Tanya Rubin is a qualified counsellor, registered social worker and logotherapist, and most importantly, one of Nurture’s fab donor liaisons! This mom of two is also a former infertility patient, with one IVF baby and one “free gift”. Besides her Nurture work, Tanya continues...
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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...
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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...
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