Tough Economic Times
More Women Turning to Egg Donation
When my husband and I first contacted Our Fairy Godmother, I admit to being in an emotional state. My physician had made it clear to me that my chances of becoming pregnant could be quite good….if I was to consider an egg donation. This was something I had never considered in the past.
I am a 43-year-old professional who has spent the last several years traveling and living (what I have always thought) to be an exciting life. Somehow, the last several years my desire to have children has intensified. However, though I was able to become pregnant soon after beginning to try…I did experience a miscarriage at 19 weeks gestation. I do not think I had ever felt so down or so low in my life.
Since my first contact with the staff at Our Fairy Godmother, the entire experience has been positive. There is initial paperwork you can submit online and literally within the hour of clicking ‘send’ I received a call from Cathy. Since that time they have quite honestly lead my husband and myself by the hand through this process. Everything from helping you find a donor to organizing the procedure with your local physician. It is all arranged and taken care of so all you have to do is relax and let things happen. I admit to being used to being in control. Cathy and the staff at Our Fairy Godmother not only recognized this but also made every effort to ensure that my partner and I felt included in every step of the process, but did not have to suffer any of the logistical headaches.
I am now almost 8 weeks pregnant and appreciating all my pregnancy symptoms every day. From my first phone call to Our Fairy Godmother to receiving that first pregnancy test, only 5 months has past. I guarantee that if you contact this organization you will have a positive and rewarding experience.
Nadine Toronto, Ontario July 2007 (Recipient)
GENETIC SCREENING PRACTICES AT OOCYTE DONATION PROGRAMS
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Our Fairy Godmother
“I am pleased to inform you that your abstract has been selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM 2011, which will be held in October 15-19, 2011, in Orlando, Florida” American Society for Reproductive Medicine Orlando Florida October 2011
This paper was also presented at National Society of Genetic Counselor Annual Education Conference San Diego October 2011