Embryo Donation Appointment

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  1. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Got a letter through today from the ACU. We have an appointment to go in to discuss donating our frosty embryos. I still have quite mixed feelings about it all, but I'm becoming more settled that this is the right thing to do.

    Monday 24th November.... spare me a little thought.
     
  2. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    :hugs: What a lovely thing to do. I hope your appointment goes well x
     
  3. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    As sam's mum said, what a lovely thing to do for someone. Hope it goes well and your in my thoughts

    xxx
     
  4. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Hope the appointment goes well hun :hugs:
     
  5. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Hope all goes well. xxx .
     
  6. Chris77

    Chris77 Mommy to PJ and Gavin

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    What a truly wonderful and selfless thing to do for someone! I hope your appointment goes well. :hugs:
     
  7. genkigemini

    genkigemini Jack-Jack's Mommy

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    I'll be thinking about you. Good luck with everything.
     
  8. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    thinking of you :hugs:
     
  9. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    :hugs: Best of luck at your appointment :hugs:
     
  10. hayz1981

    hayz1981 mummy to IVF miracle

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    Good luck with your appointment. I really hope it all goes well - that's such an amazing thing to do. Let us know how you get on xx
     
  11. natthecat

    natthecat 2 years TTC #1

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    hope all goes well hunni, such a fantastic thing that your doing!!
     
  12. maz

    maz TTC #1 since Oct 2004

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    I think donating embryos is a fantastic thing to do - but only if you feel 100% comfortable with it. I have discussed with DH that once we have our family, should we have extra embryos in storage that I would happily donate them. But that's all well and good saying that now, my feelings may change as and when the time comes.

    You've got to go with what you feel is right for you and your DH, and if you aren't both 100% committed to it then don't do it. It's not something you can change your mind on 3 months later...

    Good luck hun - make the right decision for yourself.

    :hug:
     
  13. waiting4u

    waiting4u Well-Known Member

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    Hi Helen, Wow, I didn't realise that you were investigating this, I remember your post a while back when you were wondering what to do.

    As somebody who just had a very poor follicle response from IVF drugs, I can tell you that this is such an amazing thing to do. I imagine this is a difficult decision and think even just looking into the pros of this is truly lovely.

    Good luck with your appointment, will be thinking of you.

    :hug:
     
  14. rachelle1975

    rachelle1975 And then there were 3!!

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    Ah bless you Helen - that is such a lovely and thoughful thing to do.
    If you have mixed feelings are you able to wait off a bit so that when you do decide, you are 110% sure?
    Big :hug: for next month x
     
  15. vickie83

    vickie83 Mama to 2 little ladybugs

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    Such a lovely thing for you to be doing! Best of luck :hugs:
     
  16. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Yeah I was the same, but now that I've seen Charlotte and Thomas I know what they could be and it makes it sooo much harder. I'm hoping that the counselling will help me reach 100%. This appointment is to discuss the implications of donation and the legalities of it.

    We could renew the storage for another year (and probably a couple more after that) but I think it will always feel as hard for us. We need to take the first step to help us decide definitely what to do.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  17. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    What a wonderful thing to do Helen.:hugs:

    Good luck with whatever you decide.:hugs:
     

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