Motherhood is not easy at times. Becoming a mother is not easy either. At least for some women. Couples who had tried repeatedly for many years to conceive naturally but with no success often resort to medical assistance in a form of IUI and then IVF treatment with own eggs. Egg donation is rarely patients’ first choice when it comes to IVF. Only when own egg treatment fails, fertility doctors recommend trying egg donation process.
Deciding to use egg donation
Egg donation can also be an option for couples who are not ready for adoption. Adopted children already have some form of identity and nature that are in the process of forming. When you become a mum via egg donation, you will be able to experience pregnancy and build a natural attachment with your baby during the gestation period, birth and nursing. After a number of failed IVFs with own eggs, many women do not quit and continue their infertility treatment using an egg donor. The decision may not be easy, but it usually follows a history of a few failed IVF attempts using own genetic material. If this has been your case and you want to do everything you can to become a mum, egg donation can be a solution you need. Using donated eggs can help women whose eggs are not healthy enough to successfully fertilize, implant or develop into a healthy baby.
Questions about egg donation
When you are planning to have a baby via egg donation, it is only natural you might have some fears, doubts, expectations and lots of questions. It is the same for any expecting mother, however your questions might be slightly different. You might be wondering if your child will look like your or your partner? Whether you will be able to bond with your baby? Whether you will have enough energy to deal with baby care and sleepless nights if you are in your forties? But, still, the most important question every expecting mother asks is: is my baby going to be healthy and happy?
IVF and egg donation process both involve a plethora of emotions, money, focus and time, but, as many mothers of egg donor babies confirm, the egg donation path can be difficult but it definitely worth it. You can get the answers to the questions you have from your fertility doctor, psychologist or a counsellor at your IVF clinic, local family therapist or you can chat about egg donation with a patient coordinator from eggdonationfriends. You can also get in touch with other donor egg recipients online and exchange your views, ask questions and get the much needed support. There are many IVF support groups on Facebook and fertility forums that cluster egg donation patients. If you are planning on becoming a single parent using donor eggs and sperm, there is also support out there on fertility and community groups. Good luck on your egg donation journey!