I spent much of my late teenage years worrying about falling pregnant, as the last thing I wanted was to have a baby – then or ever. This got me thinking about the unfairness of the situation: I, who was presumably perfectly fertile, worried about an unwanted pregnancy while other women ached to conceive a baby. When I obtained some information about egg donation, I was thrilled to discover that my “donation” would be of great help to others.
The operation itself was… well, it was easy, and I was surprised to find that I was not in pain, just happily drowsy from the anaesthetic.
My experience has shown me how much joy a conception after years of waiting can bring to a couple, and I am deeply grateful to be a part of that.