All my life I dreamt of becoming a mother. When I was about 7 months pregnant and loving every single moment of growing a beautiful life inside of me, I thought about women who could not experience this. I started to research what I could do to help and that’s when I came across egg donation.
Right when I started reading about the whole process, I knew I wanted to do this and be a part of people’s dreams coming true. I had a friend go through Donor Nexus so I decided to go online and fill out an application. Within a day, Donor Nexus had reached out to me to explain the whole process of how everything works.
About 2 months passed by and I got a text, email, AND call from Mackenzie saying I had been matched and that we were just waiting on another intended parent for a shared cycle. About a month later I got another call saying we had another match and that time was now of the essence. We had multiple phone conversations to get me cleared to start the process.
The day came when Mackenzie called to let me know that all medicine would be delivered to my doorstep the next day for me to start injections. This was my first time as an egg donor so I began to get a little stressed out. I knew that the intended parents' dream of being able to conceive was now on me.
I needed to take the correct medications at a certain time every day at the time given to me. I did not want to mess this up! I wanted these parents' dreams to come true. I had some questions and Mackenzie was so great and replied very promptly. The whole injection process was a breeze.
On my retrieval day, I went in for the procedure and had such great medical care at HRC Fertility. All the nurses and doctors were very kind and helpful. Recovery was way easier than I thought it would be. My stomach was a little sore and I felt pressure but the very next day I was fine to go back to my everyday activities.
About 2 weeks later, I found out that the intended parents were pregnant! Hearing the news made everything worthwhile. I look forward to helping more families in the future!
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