This time 12 months ago I would never have imagined that I would be planning to start an IVF cycle.
But here I sit today, eying the phone on my desk that still lies where I put it down yesterday after calling my doctor to make an appointment for a referral to the IVF clinic.
My children were conceived the old fashioned way, and I admit that it may have been a missed pill or two that started that particular ball rolling, and roll it did – 4 pregnancies, 4 healthy babies, I am very, very blessed.
So I have 4 kids, why on earth am I getting referrals to IVF clinics? Well last year I wrote THIS POST about how I was potentially going to become an egg donor for my SIL.
Sadly SIL’s final attempt at IVF using her own eggs was unsuccessful, so now we are officially heading down the egg donation path. There are lots of appointments to make and doctors to see and I am nervous and excited.
For those unfamiliar, there is a fair bit involved in the whole IVF procedure, needles, hormones, bloating, operations and as I learn about it all it really makes me feel for my SIL and so many other women who have been through the process over and over again for years only to get that dreaded “I’m sorry...” phone call.
I have never been a fan of the two yearly “grease and oil change” as a friend puts it, so I am aware this process will put me out of my comfort zone in that department, but frankly if a little bit of discomfort can bring a child into this world then I think its defiantly worth it!
We are hoping to start the first cycle around May and I am so hoping that this will work for them first time round, they are an amazing couple and will make wonderful parents, it’s about time they received some positive news.
If you are interested in egg donation the IVF Australia website HERE is full of great information for donors and recipients.
Have you or anyone you know donated an egg?
Are you a donor recipient?