Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:30 AM
I am definitely putting the cart before the horse with this one, but if IVF is successful we are considering donating the leftover frozen embryos (if there are any) and I want to hear other peoples stories who have donated.
I know I can't toss them knowing so many people are struggling and knowing all the work that we've put in to making them - but I am a bit nervous about feelings I may have if the embryo takes.
I've been on Beginnings website, they offer the service, but it looks like we would be very involved (more than I anticipated). I envisioned giving the embryos to the world and not knowing if they took or didn't but being open to being contacted later in life if the child wished. But after reading beginnings website it seems as though you help pick parents, you are notified when the child is born and keep in touch with the parents. I can't predict how I am going to feel. Any information people may have will help!
Thanks in advance!
Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen
Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test
Oct 5, 2016 - HCG dropped embryo will not last
Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist
Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet
Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped
Nov 2016 - RE visit
Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!! The diet is working!
Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET. Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB. Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.
Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test
March 24, 2017 - BFN
March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh
April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing
April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again
May 15, 2017 - 2 Polyps removed sent for biopsy and lining biopsy