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Tue, Oct. 12th, 2004, 04:47 pm
haddassah: Hello!!

This looked interesting, and since I have donated eggs twice in the past, I thought that I would check it out.
My name is Tabby, I am currently preggy as a gestational surrogate using donated, though not by me, eggs.
I am 35 and the mother of two teenagers......
Hmmmm, guess thats it for now.


Wed, Oct. 13th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)

Welcome! I'm so incredibly glad you joined! Hopefully this community will liven up soon enough as people start searching for it and realizing it exists.

I have about a million questions for you but I'm in the midst of a horrible week (midterms, papers) so it'll have to wait till tomorrow or after tomorrow.

I think it's awesome that you're carrying a little babe for someone else. I think that I may do that some day as well.

Fri, Oct. 29th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)

I am seriously considering becoming an egg donor.I read up on it and the thing that I am not sure if I can handle doing is self administering injections.It it always necessary? Was it hard for you to inject yourself?
Was the egg removal process painful at all for you?
I know it varies but how long did it take for your egg/s to be chosen?I am tall(5'10) and I'm thin without much effort and think there must be someone that might want my eggs,right? I hope.I think I might feel kinda bad if no one wants mine.

Is this the first time you are a surrogate? What is that like? It is hard for you to not form an attatchment to the unborn child growing within you?

Sorry if you feel bombarded with questions.I am very curious and don't mean to bother you,if I am.

Thank's for your time,


Fri, Oct. 29th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)

First of all, yes, you must endure the injections, they are needed to pump up the supply of eggs, so to speak. I have a friend who is a nurse and she taught my then boyfriend how to give me the shots in my hips. For the Surrogacy I am going thru, my husband gave me my shots every day, he is a good man.
This is not my first time as a surrogate, other than the shots, it is pretty much like any other pregnancy.
As far as forming an attachment, I am not the kind of person that forms attachments, I have very few people in my life that I get attached to and the fact is that when one does this, they must keep in the front of their minds that it is simply a job they are doing.

Sun, Nov. 7th, 2004 01:08 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Illegal?

Hi everyone, just looking for any input on my question, so I'd love if it anyone would comment. I was recently contacted my a woman through an on line modeling site ( that shall remain nameless) where I have a portfolio. She emailed me her name and told me that I would be perfect for a job she had coming up. Imagine my surprise when I found out this was not for modeling, but for donating an egg. She was offering $3000- $4000 for this. I told her I was not interested and hung up before she could explain further. I'm upset by this whole thing. Isn't buying eggs illegal? Aren't there anonymous donors out there who actually want to do this, maybe joining up with a service or clinic to match them with woman trying to get pregnant? By going through a modeling website it feels that she was trying for a pretty baby, or something...Maybe I'm wrong, maybe she decided to try this rather than adoption because she wanted to carry her own baby, but the way she went about it feels wrong. Any comments on this? Sorry for the long post.

Creeped Out

Sun, Nov. 7th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC)
haddassah: Re: Illegal?

First of all, I am compelled to wonder why you feel the need to post this anonymously, but I will still answer the question. The fact is that the money is compensation for your trouble, you have to go thru at least a months worth of shots in your hips, injecting hormones into your body that are contained in a rather viscous solution, (think the consistincy of honey) using 18 gage needles. There is also a risk down the line of health related issues due to the massive surge of hormones that you are putting into your body.
There are, I am sure, anonymous donors out there. I am a surrogate and the eggs that were used came from a donor that the parent had met, the "donor" was compensated for her time and pain.
Many times, a donor has to take time off of work since she needs to take the shots at the same time every day, so that is also what the compensation is for. The pain of an egg "harvest" is also another reason that women are compensated for their eggs, it is a very painful process that requires a couple of days rest to start recuperating.
All of these are reasons why women are compensated for their eggs.

Tue, Jul. 15th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
orchid666: Re: Illegal?

what does a gestational surrogate mean?

You are having the baby for someone else? How is that? I've been asked for it and I'm still meditating on all of that

Tue, Jul. 15th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
haddassah: Re: Illegal?

A gestational surrogate is a surrogate that carries a baby that has been created from the egg of another woman and a mans sperm.

Mon, Nov. 22nd, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)

I see you are from portland, I am in seattle
Did you go locally to donate your eggs?
I would like to but from the places I have looked at, like swedish and virginia mason all want previous births, which I have none of

So I am considering going to California to Pacific Fertility Center

My question is if you might have an answer, I have been on the depo shot for almost over 5 years, think that is going to create a problem? And do you know if they look for certain types of woman for donations?

Thanks a bunch! I am getting ready to send in my application

Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:34 am (UTC)

I donated at a local clinic here in Portland, don't remember the name though.
I don't know about the depo shot, but as far as types of women, I know that they want non smokers, no drugs, minimal alchohol, generally intellegent High School grads, basically, no raging lunatics.

Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)

Oh, another thing, my hubby saw your LJ name, and he is interested in the Anunnaki and was wondering what you know about them.

Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)

Hehe, surprised he even knew!!
Not much really, I just happened to be forming the journal while watching a show on the anunnaki

I hear there is a society or group here in seattle at the UW though!