my husband and I recently received news that our chances of conceiving on our own are slim at most and the best option for us is to use an egg donor.
I understand that this is the best choice but am currently struggling with coming to terms with the fact that with the donated egg there will be no genetic factors of mine and the loss of being able to get pregnant on my own.
I wanted to know how others worked through the journey of coming to terms and embracing egg donation.
I will likely ugly cry while I write this, but I want to give hope and let those who are struggling with IF right now know that some (in fact many) do find their dreams. Please hold and don’t give up! Take breaks if needed, but hold onto hope. Growing up I knew I had Endo, but as a teen and in my early 20th I figured WHATEVER. I wasn’t until I got married and we decided we wanted a baby...
My husband and I have decided we are almost at the end of this long road. More details in my profile, but our next procedure we will try is IVF using Donor Eggs with our wonderful surrogate. One fresh and if needed a frozen transfer is all we will do. The shared egg program is appealing due to it's reduced cost (though it's still 18K for 5 eggs) and we're not looking for a ton to freeze. I am...