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February 10th, 2009, 07:30 AM
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I've been here on and off for awhile and was poking around and saw someone mention egg donation, my question is what is involved with that, I have a cousin that said she would donate but lives in Tx and I'm in Wi, does she do meds to produce many eggs can they freeze and send them in the mail any info would be great. I'm not quite there yet but maybe something to be checking into, I'm waiting for AF and DH to do SA then after AF I get to do the HSG test any info on that would be great too. It sucks after 2 yr of TTC and 1 MC and not to mention I'm 37 I'm just tying to get the BFP as quicklty as posible. I just starte with a specialest and we'll see if he can do more than the regular doc. he did clomid and once a HCG shot, still nothing. thanks for letting me ramble like I said befor any info would be great!!!
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February 10th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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I'm not sure! But I hope you find the answers you are looking for!
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February 10th, 2009, 09:09 PM
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Hey, you may have seen me mention egg donation. I am pregnant with triplets from my sisters egg donation to me. I have poor egg quality and low quantity, so our efforts to use our own eggs failed. Anyway, living in different states is okay, it just makes it a bit more difficult. It could be different for you, but here was a bit about our process, which I understand is pretty typical:

1. She had to have all sorts of bloodwork to confirm that she'd be an okay donor. They want your donor over 21 years old and under 30. They can make exceptions to that. Once she is approved as having okay hormone levels and sufficient # of follicles, she will get her cycle on the same as yours through meds like birth control.

2. While all this is going on, you are required to get a lawyer (both her and you) and you have to have a contract drawn up. Fertility centers won't do it unless you have a contract. It has to lay out all the scenarios such as "I won't try to come back and claim the baby as my own", things like that. It protects you and her and me and my sister tried to get out of doing this since we are family and they required it anyway.

3. Once all that is taken care of, both of you start meds. She will stimulate and you will suppress. She will have u/s several times a week to check that her follies are developing properly. Also, they will check her for cysts. IF one of those develop, you will likely have to cancel for the next month, since that can affect the outcome. On a side note, my sister only ever had to do the tiny injections of follistim and menopur, which were no big deal.

4. Once your lining is good and her eggs are ready, it's go time. She will have already had to fly or drive in to your city the week leading up to the retrieval as she will be going every day or every other day for U/S to see if she is ready. She will have to stay in your town that week. Then, she will go in for retrieval. She will be put under anesthesia and they will aspirate the eggs. You will go in a few days later for the transfer.

Good Luck if this is the path you take!!!!! It's very exciting and it sounds complicated, but it just all sort of falls into place. And great things can come of it!!!! PM me if you have any other questions.
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February 11th, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Thank you for all the info!!! so helpful, how do the Dr determine the quality and quantity of you eggs, I've had all the hormeone levels checked and my fsh? thanks in advance
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February 11th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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We were trying for 6 months, got pregnant and miscarried several years ago. So we started trying again. After a year went by, my dr. referred me to a fertility specialist. First few months were spent doing bloodwork and other things like the clomid challenge test. Bloodwork and clomid challenge revealed our news. My FSH was too high, some months it was 13 and others 18, one month a 9 which isn't terrible, but it fluctuated and showed the trend. So he did the clomid challenge where he gives you lots of clomid and sees how many follies you make. You are not allowed to try to get pregnant that cycle, since you could have way too many eggs. They expect to see 10-20 follies, they only saw 5 with me. This meant that even when they were taxing my body with the most meds, I was only producing 5 follies, which may or may not produce a viable egg. These combined tests proved low quantity and poor quality. So our plan of attack was to do injectibles with IUI for 2-3 tries (we were told this would not work for us, but they'd give it a shot anyway). When that failed we did injectibles with IVF using my own eggs (also told slim chances). I produced 5 eggs, all 5 fertilized, but due to poor quality, only 2 made it to transfer day and they were not that great of quality so they didn't make it. Then we were told adoption or donor eggs. For comparison, my sister made around 18 eggs from over 20 follies. They retrieved 18 and 10 fertilized. Of the 10, all 10 made it to transfer day and we had numerous that were 8 celled blasts which are perfect for transfer. So we transferred 2 and froze the rest of the 8 celled. One embryo split, thus the triplets!! If the dr has checked your levels and all seems fine, the issue may be something else besides eggs.

One other thing I forgot in my other post, you asked if your cousin could have the eggs frozen and shipped. She would have to fly or drive in to be where you are so they could be immediately fertilized with the live sperm.

Hope that helps!
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IUI #1 - Nov 07 = BFN, IUI #2 - Dec 07 = BFN
IVF #1 - Apr 08 = BFN
IVF #2 - Nov 18
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Dec 23 - 2nd U/S - Surprise it's triplets!!!
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