Recipient Info

What it’s all about:  Information for Intended Parents

Dear Future Parent, most of you will have arrived here after a long, hard journey and we want to give you a big old hug. Infertility sucks, we wouldn’t wish it on our worst enemy.

Here at Nurture we wont tell you to ‘just relax’ nor will we tell you to just ‘go on holiday and you will get pregnant’. Although, if you’ve come to South Africa on holiday, Welcome! – we hope you really do get pregnant on your holiday!

We know this is a big, big thing for you, and we are sure you have lots of questions. For answers to all those questions, and more – check out our Recipient FAQs!

Now that we have that out of the way, lets get down to the reason why you clicked here in the first place: Choosing your donor!

Viewing our database of available donors

The first step is for you to view our available donors online. Please visit our donor portal by clicking on the following link:  Donor Profiles.

This link will take you to the Nurture Donor Portal. You will be asked to register with your email address and a password.  Once you verify you details (a verification link will be emailed to you), you will be able to browse the list of available donors.  If you get stuck or need help completing the form, we are just an email away – please email us straight away to and we will help.

Please note that all our donations are totally anonymous and no identifying information of either recipient or donor will be made public. South African legislation prohibits any donor agency operating within South Africa from showing adult photos of the donors.

Securing your donor

Once you’ve been through all the profiles and you’ve found your ideal donor, you are able to reserve your donor by following the prompts online.

Please note that we are only able to ‘hold’ our donors for a period of three months, which means that the donor’s treatment cycle must have started within three months of being chosen.

The next steps

The next step in the process is for the donor to undergo a medical and psychological assessment in order to determine her readiness to go ahead with the cycle. Once she has been given the all clear, the clinic will contact you to arrange your treatment plan. which includes appointments, medication and the syncing of both of your cycles.

Please be assured of our constant care and support, and here at Nurture we all wish you lots of luck and love on the road ahead and we hope that your journey is a short one filled with sweet success.   Any further questions, please give us a shout at we will get back to you ASAP

More Info

Need to know more? For answers to your frequently asked questions, please check out our Recipient FAQ section

“Promise me you’ll always remember. You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Winne the Pooh  –

Need to try again?

Although we HATE to think about the possibility that the IVF wont work, the reality is that it doesn’t always work the first time. If you would like to try again with your donor, we offer reduced rates for all our Frequent Tryers.

Need some financial help?

Fertility treatment is very, very expensive.  Very few people have the money needed lying around in their piggy bank or back pocket.  Most of us have to beg, borrow and hopefully not steal.  And of course, Medical Aid pays for sweet blow all to do with fertility treatment, because it is considered ‘elective’ treatment. YEAH RIGHT!!  Like you CHOOSE to have PCOS, or you CHOOSE to have endo or POF or whatever.  WhatEVER!  Thank goodness there is another option – Now there is a company that helps you to finance your fertility treatment. From AIs to IVFs to DE IVFs.  Go to First Health Finance and apply online

Need a few ‘friends in the computer’?

Sometimes it feels like you are the only person in the universe who isn’t (a) pregnant or (b) pushing a stroller.  Being on the ‘wrong’ side of the fertility stats sucks. But you are not alone!  Check out Fertilicare, a wonderful online support forum where you will find many other people who are in the same boat as you. If you are on Facebook, join our Facebook page here

Need a little help from the stars and the moon?

It is written in the stars!

Now, we know not all of you are into this type of thing, but if you are….boy, have we found THE most amazing thing for you!

Fertility Astrology – which can assist in:

•    accurately predicting the most potentially fertile times in which to schedule fertility treatment
•    helping you select the most suitable donor for YOU

Nurture is VERY excited to offer our star gazers these special offers with Nicola Smuts, the world’s leading fertility astrologer:

Donor Selection
Struggling to make the final selection on your donor?  Torn between two or three donors?  See which donor best fits your psychological profile, your family tradition and your talents or skills.

Best Timing
Want to know what the best timing is to do your cycle?  Nicola will tell you exactly when your optimal time is

Full Fertility Astrological Reading
For the full package, including an in-depth understanding regarding your own individual path to parenthood, and how having children will impact on your personal relationship.