Egg Donation

I am an egg donor, and here you'll find details of my donation cycles. Go to the beginning of the blog for day-by-day details of each cycle. Questions or Comments? Email

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Movie Time 3: Invasion of the Sperm

Well, this is a bit weak to call an "invasion", but here is a sperm (the tiny squiggly guy in the needle) being injected into an egg. Then, depending on your definition, VIOLA! A Zygote! A Potential Baby!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Movie Time 2: Pomegranates

During an interview, I explained that my ovaries feel kind of like pomegranates right before a retrieval. They feel that big, and they feel that full of juicy little pouches. Below are a couple cool clips of using pomegranates to represent my big ovaries:

Without Medical Diagram Overlay

With Medical Diagram Overlay

Saturday, December 10, 2005

It's Movie Time: Sonogram

Cat Ashworth, creator of the documentary Beating the Biological Clock sent me some clips from her film. This month, I'll be sharing some of those with you. Movies are in Quicktime format.

To start, here is a clip of my last sonogram before the retrieval. Check out all those giant follicles! What they are doing here is measuring the dimensions of each follicle. Once they are big enough, the retrieval comes.

Click here for the movie