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Starting our Journey

Hi everyone

I was diagnosed with turners syndrome at the age of 17 and had my ovaries removed. My womb grew to a slightly smaller than average size but I've been told this should not cause too much of a problem.

At that age I didn't really understand what this would mean and how it would affect me and over the years it's been very difficult. I finally found a partner that loves and supports me and after a few years saving we are just starting out IVF journey together.

We've been waiting over a year for a suitable donor match and we finally got the call this Tuesday.. Personally I'm over the moon but scared and worried all at the same time and can't believe its actually going to happen. It seems to make all the past heart ache worth it but then presents a whole new set of worries. Slightly unreal at this point, sorry for babbling but it's hard to explain :-(.

Ive read a lot of posts on here today and think it's great to be part of the comminty, just wish I had done it sooner. I wish good luck to everyone at what ever stage you are at.

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The whole process is a bit surreal. But the ball is rolling after a long wait! Hooray for you! A lot of ladies here have used donor eggs, so just ask if you have any questions. There are some great books for donor conceived children out there as well, so if you do conceive you have great resources at hand. The drugs and preparation your body will go through can be daunting. Ask your clinic lots of questions, and we're here to support you.

My friend has Turners. Bit of a kick in the pants isn't it? Because when you're still a kid, you don't fully understand the impact of having ovaries removed or some of the things that go along with having Turners. Bit unfair sometimes.


Hi stclair26. Lovely reply from Filmgirl101. All very daunting for you, but as you say, things are moving forward, so I really do wish you both well. Don’t worry about having a small womb. Just think wombs can stretch to carry 2 or 3 babies, so I’m sure yours will manage 1 quite nicely! Good luck! Diane


I wish your all the best with your treatment.

You're right it's exciting and scary at the same time. I've found this forum really helpful, my other half is very supportive but sometimes it's good to communicate with other women.


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