A few years ago, I registered as a donor with baby2mom. This year I received a call from Jenny to say I was selected by a couple. I felt a rush of excitement and fear as I didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, the process was a breeze with Jenny assisting with all details in every step of my journey.
Hospital visits for checkups were a breeze and everything went exactly as was mentioned.
The day of retrieval I was nervous and scared.
My first donation, and I was alone as I didn't have the support or approval of my family and friends. But this didn't bother me, as I knew if anything happened, Jenny was only a phone call away and my designated nurse was extremely supportive and caring. I had never been under anaesthetic before and I was scared I would sleep for hours or have nausea after.
The procedure happened in seconds and I woke up just in time for them to wheel me out on the trolley. I still asked the nurses if I must go back to sleep for them to start with the procedure, to which they replied "it's already done." I couldn't believe how fast the process was. I felt normal, got off the bed, changed, packed my bags and was already walking out the door when the doctor came to check if I was ok. He then told me everything went well and that I had produced 10 eggs. I couldn't help but feel proud of my little ovaries for a second.
I would love to donate again. It was so interesting and it was good to explore the unknown and learn so much. I feel so good after the entire process knowing that I have helped a couple to start a family.