Archive for April 2013

How I came to donate my eggs

My name is Claire Burns. When I was twenty-two years old I was a student at the University of Toronto, majoring in history and political science. One evening, when I took a break from studying, I headed for the cafeteria to buy a coffee and a bag of Doritos. On a large bulletin board right […]

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We Are Egg Donors – An online community for egg donors

Raquel Cool and Sierra Falter, egg donors from California and Chicago, together with Claire Burns, an egg donor from Toronto, have founded the web site (WAED). The purpose of the site is to create a community where women who have donated their eggs, whether anonymously or to someone they know, can network and tell […]

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A new procedure may reduce the rates of miscarriage

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for pregnant women to experience a miscarriage. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) approximately 25% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. The chances of having a miscarriage increase as women age, with estimates of up to half of pregnancies ending in miscarriage among women over the […]

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The ultimate gift: The other sister’s experience of the surrogacy journey

My name is Stacey. My sister and I have been close since the moment my parents brought her home from the hospital. We went through the ups and downs of puberty, high school, college, and then marriage together. Usually one of us started something and the other followed soon after. I met my husband, Bill, […]

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