Diane (not her real name) has embarked on the journey of becoming an egg donor at CNY Fertility Center and will share her thoughts during the process in her blog here. If Diane’s journey and stories that she shares compels you to look in to becoming an egg donor we would love to get you started. The first step is to fill out our Donor Eligibility Questionnaire – click here to begin.
Not long after my egg retrieval I received word that of the nine eggs they had collected from me, they were able to inject seven with sperm and that five of those eggs created embryos. I was very hopeful that my recipient would become pregnant. It seemed to me that with five embryos she had pretty good chance of at least one implanting and becoming a baby! A couple weeks later, however, I was informed that, sadly, she did not become pregnant. I have to say, I was devastated. I couldn’t imagine how the recipient felt. It had been such an effort and I felt like I let her down and that I was a failure. The only thing that kept me going was hoping that she would try again and select me again as her donor. I really wanted a second chance to try and help her out.
I can’t even begin to imagine the strength it takes for the couples going through fertility treatments time and again. It is hard on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. One must have enormous emotional endurance to undergo these procedures with hope and faith each time around. I can imagine that hearing the words, “Congratulations you’re pregnant!” make it worth all of that effort!