Crystal Brouwers

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-05-28 at 04:25:54

Crystal (CJ) met her IF’s via the Egg Donation Australia Forum in May 2018 and commenced the steps towards surrogacy in late 2018 through Melbourne IVF. Crystal achieved a successful pregnancy after only a few transfers and after a reasonably easy pregnancy,  gave birth to a baby boy in December 2019. Crystal came to surrogacy after being an egg donor and as a means to ‘pay it forward’ after using donor sperm to create her own children,  aged 9 and 4. She lives in Brisbane and her IFs are in Melbourne.


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