We have been trying for a baby for 13 years. We met in 1999 and we decided almost immediately to get married and to have children. Two years later we suspected that something is terribly wrong. The first clinic we went to back in 2001 told me that I have POF (premature ovarian failure). This means that my ovaries have stopped producing mature eggs and I will never be able to have children of my own.
I refused to believe that and I started trying to revive my ovaries with all kind of alternative treatments - homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs – nothing helped. Finally, after years of struggling, in 2007 I surrendered and decided to try an IVF with donor eggs. We have two failed IVF treatments so far and we are preparing for our third and probably the last IVF considering my age and how much money we have spent so far for our previous treatments (appr. £15.000).
I have just few more years left to try as most clinics refuse to treat women older than 49 years. I am 41, but I don't think I will be able to continue doing the treatments any longer.
Our only option is to use donor eggs which almost doubles the price we must pay. We have exhausted also all other options to raise money for our treatment and there’s no one left to help us.
Where your donation will go...
The Egg donation package includes:
- Consultation and ultrasounds during the treatment cycle
- All costs related to the donor (monitoring, medication, egg retrieval under general anesthesia, refund of costs related to the donation)
- Tests for HIV, Hep B, C and Syphilis for male partner at the time of egg collection
- Sperm analyses and sperm freezing of male partner
- Fertilization ICSI, cultivation up to blastocyst, ev. assisted hatching
- Cryopreservation of all remaining embryos ( classic slow freezing )
- Storage of cryopreserved embryos for 1 year
- Medication for the recipient
- Permanent monitoring of embryos using EmbryoScope
All donations will be used to cover our IVF treatment costs and we would be eternally grateful if you could donate to our IVF fund!
We are so excited about our first visit to the clinic for the initial consultation on Monday, 5th of November and I'll post here an update when we come home.
I hope that our story will inspire you to donate and however small your contribution is, it will help us to raise money to fund our IVF. Please, help us spread the word and share this page on your Facebook, Twitter or blog.
Thanks for all your support. It means the world to us!
05 November 2012 Initial consultation and tests
We are so happy to announce that the clinic put us on their waiting list and probably in a month we will have a donor! We did all blood tests and everything was perfect. The doctor was very concerned about my 2 failed IVFs and he insisted to do a hysteroscopy to see inside my uterus. He was quite surprised when I told him that no one so far has suggested that inspection. This came as a big surprise to my hubby and his credit card as well (the examination will cost us £1000), but the decision has been taken. Now I expect a call from the clinic about the date when I'll have to go and do the hysteroscopy. I just hope the doctor won’t find anything suspicious to postpone the treatment…
08 November 2012 We have a donor!!!
I have some great news today - I just received an email from our coordinator at the clinic that she has found us a donor! The lady has already donated previously and a pregnancy has been achieved with her eggs. I will start the stimulation on 5th of January and the embryo transfer will be on 22nd on January. Now the only thing that I’ll have to do is the scary hysteroscopy, I think at the beginning of December. .