When dreaming of becoming mothers, the possibility of not being able to is rarely thought of. Unfortunately, for various reasons, some women cannot conceive using their own eggs so donor eggs are used.
Other women might have healthy eggs and, although eager to embark on a fertility journey with a private fertility clinic, are concerned about the financial implications of the procedure. Although HSFC has the option of finance with 0% interest, the overall cost of IVF is still significant.
Today's story is about Danielle, a 29-year-old woman who had given up all hope of having another child until she explored egg sharing.
Danielle's fallopian tubes had been damaged after giving birth to her first child Tia.
“I had almost given up hope in having any more children before I had my treatment at Harley Street Fertility Clinic," says Danielle. "I love being a mother and desperately wanted Tia to have a brother or sister, but after four heart-breaking miscarriages, I honestly believed that I would never have any more children," she continues.
Danielle's friend Emma had donated her eggs and she urged her not to give up, suggesting the egg share option- financially viable, as well as helping somebody who was also experiencing fertility issues.
"After my second attempt at IVF, I discovered I was pregnant with twins," says Danielle. The woman Danielle donated her eggs to was also pregnant!
Danielle praises the staff at HSFC. "I honestly cannot say the staff and doctors at the Harley Street Fertility Clinic enough. For a long time, I thought I was a broken woman and they’ve given me back my pride.”