11 June 2019
I am extremely thankful that I finally was able to achieve my life long goal; to have my own family, my own baby. My journey started many many years ago, when I was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes. Which automatically forced me to have to receive IVF if I ever wanted to see a positive pregnancy test.
After a number of failed IVF-attempts both in Norway and Denmark, a Norwegian doctor asked me the following question: "Do you want to become a mum?" I found the question very strange, since she had performed a number of IVF-attempts on me. A bit confused I said: "Yes, of course!". Then the doctor said that she thought that the reason why we did not succeed was the age of my eggs. And that I should look into Egg Donation. At that point I had never heard about that, so I searched online and found a lot of information there, as well as joined a online fertility forum where I found even more information about clinics which offered such medical treatment. After doing some pretty thorough research where my main focus was on success rates, I found Dr. Olga in St. Petersburg. My experience with her team in St. Petersburg has never been short of brilliant. So today I am soon turning 50 years of age, but with a small boy under 3 and a girl soon starting school, my dreams DID come true! Forever Grateful to Dr. Olga and the magic team in St. Petersburg!
Today I am in close contact and friends with several mothers who has achieved their goals through egg donation. They have some brilliant and beautiful happy kids! And I sometimes get the question: "Do you ever feel different towards the child because its not your DNA?". I say that I cannot really say, because I have not been a mother to any kid with my DNA. However, I have carried them in my belly, my body has built them from a few cells to a full term baby, I have given birth and nursed them. I have cared for them when they have been sick and laughed with them when they have been screaming of joy in their play! That initial egg is not the definition of either the baby or our closed and intimate relationship — nor motherhood. I really do not see any difference between me and other mothers with kids in similar age. Do I love my kids? YES!!! — to the moon and back!”