Hi - Just wondered if anyone could offer me some moral support. We made the decision recently to start a Donor Embryo cycle. I’m in the middle of heparin and estrogen injections. Never done heparin, and it’s not fun.
Anyway, I keep going back and forth on this ED thing. I think it’s amazing that another couple struggling with infertility chose to donor their embryos instead of discarding or donating to science. We never had the choice, as I never had enough embryos left. The ones we had, I used, and have one beautiful 3 year old as a result!
Anyway, after she turned 1, we started trying IVF again, all negative, also did many IUI’s, all negative. We started looking into donor egg, but it just got too confusing, stressful and expensive, so never completed a cycle with that.
In the meantime, my clinic contacted me and said my name came up on the 2 year waiting list for donor embryos! We were very excited and nervous at the same time.
It’s just so weird to consider possibly being pregnant with another couple’s embryo, when we are blessed with one of our own genetic child (from IVF). We desperately want to complete our family with another baby, but I’m old (40), and getting really tired of all of this (been doing it all for 7 years now).
Just trying to hold out strength and find some reason to believe that this DE thing just might work. Not sure how many to transfer. We have 8 day 5 frozen donor embryos. At my age, I can’t handle twins, so we think we will just put one in, and pray for the best. Although, is it better to put more than 1 in to increase your odds of a positive pregnancy test.
Just so many questions! Thanks for listening. Always so hard when you have no one to really talk to, because no one outside of these forums really understands or can relate.
Greatly appreciate your support!