Lets Get Real with Robyn Da Silva

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Sometimes beginning conversations can be difficult, but the smallest things can be conversation starters. Send your surrogate a picture of what you are doing, even the simplest things like what show you are watching is a way to start a conversation. Send her pictures of what you are eating, maybe that will spark up a conversation of what her pregnancy cravings are, what she dislikes and likes. These are great ways to develop a relationship …

Egg donation considerations

When  CFC’s  staff  talks with Egg Donors or Recipient Parents, we want to be certain that we explain the different types of Donations, to ensure that you are comfortable with the decision you are making, as it is such an important and personal decision.  Our owner has personally donated in both known, and anonymous donations, and is happy to share her personal experiences with you. Anonymous Donations– The Recipients will typically chose a donor that shares the same physical characteristics, values, …

Egg Donor FAQ’s

    Egg Donor FAQ’s What medical procedures are involved with the Egg donation process? Egg donation requires the stimulation of your ovaries with hormones to bring a number of eggs to maturity, then retrieving the eggs through a minor surgical procedure. In order to become an egg donor, you will need to make a number of trips to a fertility clinic. First, you will need to be screened to make sure you qualify. For …

My experience as an Egg Donor………part 3

  As we sat down in the psychologists office, I started to plan in my head, what I was going to say. What should I say, what shouldn’t I say??  Would she ask about the abortion I had in college, had I listed it on my application, what had I listed on my application??  oh, no, panic was starting to set in, and that’s when it happened, She started asking me questions, and not one at a …

My experience as an Egg Donor…..Part 2

  I woke up the following day, and got super busy with cooking, and re cooking breakfast twice, after it made its way from the table to the floor- magically, as of course nobody would fess up to the spills.  By noon I was exhausted, as I snuggled into the lazy boy, and flipped on the TV, the phone rang, of course.  So as I went to grab the phone, Im sure I trampled over …

My experience as an Egg Donor

  It was an advertisement on a Mom’s blog that caught my eye.  It said- Make a Difference, Become a Donor.  I clicked the link, having No idea what it was about.  I was soon taken to a shiny site, with pictures of couples, and sad stories about why they needed the help of a donor. I decided to fill out the application, and upload some pictures.  I don’t know how, but it felt like …

Egg Donation. A guest post.

  Becoming an Egg Donor has turned out to be one of the greatest ideas I ever had. My donation is open so me and the Intended Mom have been talking everyday, through the cycle, we are sharing stories, laughs and tears. She is the first person I text or call when I leave the clinic and have results. Much like when I was involved in surrogacy I am always in a panic that something might go …

Who needs an Egg Donor?

Who needs an Egg Donor? CFC works with many clients, who are needing to use Egg Donors to help them build their families.  The following conditions or situations are typical candidates for donor eggs: Early menopause or premature ovarian failure (POF) Extremely poor egg quality History of genetic disease Ovaries do not respond to stimulation Hormonal imbalance Over the age of 40 Same sex male couples, who are also using a Gestational carrier Single male …

Canadian Surrogate – Pregnancy Symptoms; What about this belly ache?

Canadian Surrogate – This month I have had the same question from many surrogates, and so went looking for an article that addresses the issue of lower belly pain. I was able to find an article that both addresses this concern, as well as potential ways to alleviate some of the discomfort. Being pregnant myself, I am definitely more aware of my body these days, and can relate to my surrogates who are having these …