How did I get here? Intro to My Donor Egg Story
Parents Via Egg Donation is excited to be partnered with Fairfax Egg Bank (FEB) as one of our partners/sponsors for 2017.
Fairfax Egg Bank has graciously shared the story of one of their intended parents Heather and her journey as an intended parents through their program in a six part series.
Real stories from intended parents is what we are all about.
If you’re reading this blog, you might be someone who is exploring the decision to use donor eggs. If that’s the case, you probably have a million questions you’re trying to sort out. How did I get to this point? Is donor egg the right choice for me? If so, how do I go about finding an egg donor? Where do I even start?
I just want to let you know that all this soul searching, the confusion and doubts, the overwhelming feelings…it’s all normal. I’ve been in your exact shoes.
I have been beaten down by an emotional path of failed IVF and FET cycles. I questioned whether I will ever be the mom I’ve always wanted to be. I have been on the roller coaster of infertility with my husband, wondering if we will ever get to share our home with giggling children running down its halls.
But, guess what? I was able to stop that roller coaster…I’m finally pregnant! Donor eggs have given me that opportunity, and I have never looked back.
So, who am I? My name is Heather. I am (almost) 30 years old, and have struggled with infertility for two years. I have a professional career as a CPA. I’m a dog lover. I can be someone who is a tad stubborn…which, to think about it, offered me the strength I needed to never give up on my fight to become a mom. Like many of you, I’ve been through tests, surgeries, shots, retrievals, transfers and more.
I will share with you my journey in the upcoming blog series. Hopefully some of you will relate to my story and find encouragement that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And hopefully, like me, by choosing donors eggs you’ll also be blissfully pregnant a few short months from now…
Read her next blog: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, then Comes… Infertility??
It was really nice to read Heather’ story. I’m so happy for her and her husband. I love reading such success stories! They are just amazing! They give hope, they inspire, they motivate. They make you believe you can and will be a mother. Heather’ words about her emotional path of failed treatments almost made me cry… I know how it feels. I’ve been there myself… Those questions, “When/Why/How?” had never left my mind… Those “ifs” were always with me. I can’t believe all those things are far behind. I just wanted to say a few words about my path from infertility to pregnancy through de ivf. I’m 32 yo. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 19. I’ve been in treatments for years. My husband and I have been together for almost 10 years. All this time we were ttc, but unfortunately treatments, meds, shots, etc. gave no results. Two years ago one of my doctors advised us to try donor eggs. We were not 100% sure we want to go this way. We’ve been thinking about this option for a year or even more. To be honest, it was me, who had lots of doubts and questions. Eventually I agreed to try and we went for ivf with donor eggs. I’ve got pg from the first attempt which was great surprise for us. After 10 years of infertility struggle we are finally pregnant!