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Woman donates eggs to infertile stranger after seeing Facebook post

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 28, 2017, 1:53 pm IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2017, 1:53 pm IST

Amber Wilde felt urged to act after seeing a video of Jules Furness explaining her heartbreak after a second round of IVF had failed her.

Jules was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure which means her ovaries don't release eggs. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Jules was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure which means her ovaries don't release eggs. (Photo: Pixabay)

A young mum was so touched by a blogger Facebook post about her fertility issues that she decided to donate her eggs to her.

Amber Wilde, 28, felt urged to act after seeing a video of Jules Furness explaining her heartbreak after a second round of IVF had failed her.

 

Amber immediately messaged the 35-year-old, who had been struggling to conceive naturally with husband Steven, 34, on the social media site.

Speaking about how she had never met the couple, she wrote, “This might be wildly inappropriate and please accept my apologies if so, but if altruistic egg donation would make IVF more affordable to you and you're not horrified by my weirdo genetics I'd donate in a heartbeat.”

Jules was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure which means her ovaries don't release eggs.

While she knew show would not be able to conceive naturally, she was determined to have a family and she along with her partner Steven adopted a baby boy after IVF treatment failed her.

 

The couple faced further heartache when they were told they couldn't have IVF on the NHS as they already had a child, unless they paid £10,000. Instead, they flew to Prague last year to have a £3,500 private procedure, but, the eggs did not work then as well.

Amber's message came out of the blue, and Jules said it took a while for the generous offer to sink in.

After a few months of speaking on the phone about the realities of the offer, the two families met up and agreed to go ahead.

Doctors retrieved ten of Amber's eggs, seven of which were fertilised, producing two healthy embryos.

Amber's eggs and Steven's sperm were used to create two healthy embryos in November, and at least one of them will be implanted in Jules next month as part of a £13,000 procedure that will be refunded if unsuccessful.

 

If all goes well, it means that the couple will be parents by next Christmas.

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