A Taste of IVF Over 40

Archive for August 2008

Before we can get started, my niece needs to attend a counselling session with a Melbourne IVF Counsellor and because she is under 25 years old she also needs to talk to the psychiatrist.

This is fine by me … the more certain we are that it’s the right thing to do, the better for everyone.  Wouldn’t it be absolutley dreadful if something went wrong after we were too far down the track.

The appointment is for the 10th of September.  Bit of a wait, but, these IVF people are just so heavily booked, aren’t they?


I would like to encourage everyone to consider egg donation.  I can’t believe how generous my niece is.  I have only met her four or five times in my life and she has simply stunned me with her love.

We had a great visit and she is a lovely, friendly girl.  She wants to help us.  I would never in a hundred years have thought that she would be so enthusiastic.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … she is a real life angel. 

She sent me this message last night:

“I know it’s late but I just wanted to say thanks for coming to see me.  I’ll call you tomorrow so we can have a chat and plan doctors visits and so on.  I’m very happy for both of you and I’m very excited to help.  To give the ultimate gift and happiness to the most wonderful people will forever bring a smile to my face.  Have a good night I’ll call you tomorrow.”

When I got this text I didn’t know how to respond.  Such maturity from a young girl.  I simply texted her back “Love you..”

She texted again “:) love you both too”.

I’ll ring my doctor today to get some direction on how best to handle this because she lives a four hour flight away.  I love this girl; my husband and I would actually be very proud to use her eggs and I honestly never thought I would think that – proud to use her eggs.  I have to watch myself; I’m beginning to love her like a daughter.  I want to buy her gifts and make her happy. 

Anyway, the reason I’m saying all this to you is this:  If you have thought about egg donation, I mean if that’s a solution that may work for you, you really should consider asking someone to donate their eggs to you.  As you can see, it is making her almost as happy as it is making me.