Hi all. I've not been on here much since our 3rd cycle failed, but have picked myself up and starting our plan b. We've been for our donor egg pre appointment today and thought it might be useful for some of you who might be looking to go down the same route to know a little about the process.
First off we saw the nurse who talked us through the process. We were asked about characteristics of donor that was important to us - hair and eye colour and height being the main things. We pretty much said we were happy to go with most things - just want a healthy baby! We have asked for an altruistic and proven donor and to keep all the eggs as this is our 1 shot. We had options to egg share an altruistic donor and with someone going through treatment. Now we just wait for a call to say we've been matched! The waiting list at our clinic is only around 2 months so hopefully not too long before we get going. The most complicated bit is matching cycles. I will go on the lovely down reg drugs again while the donor is on the pill. Once I've down regged, she stops pills and starts stims. Then just wait for the call to say when hubby needs to supply his sample. Then transfer as normal.
We also had to have a counselling appointment which was really useful. As well as exploring how we felt, she also discussed telling the child and the process around the child being able to contact the donor when they reach 18.
Feeling really positive about the process and hope this is the route that finally helps us towards our dream of becoming parents. Also feel so grateful to those donors out there who are helping those of us who would never have a chance of success otherwise and hope they know what a precious gift they are giving.
Good luck to all out there on their cycles at the moment xx