YASMIN Lawrence first thought of donating eggs when she saw a notice in her GP's surgery asking women if they had ever thought of doing so.
However, it wasn't until years later that the 33-year-old mother-of-three finally went ahead with the procedure.
"I was a mum at 17 and got pregnant easily with my two younger children too.
"I took my fertility for granted and never thought for an instant that some couples struggle to conceive," said Yasmin, a former social work assistant from Ayrshire. After she had her youngest child, a boy, she got sterilised, believing her family was complete. However, she later became broody and longed for a fourth child. She said: "I felt very sad that I wouldn't be able to have any more children, and it made me think of women who can't have children and the heartache they must go through.
"I thought to myself, 'Well I can't have any more babies but I'm still young and fertile and if I can give someone else the chance to have children, that's a good thing'. That's why I decided to go ahead with the egg donation."
Yasmin added that she was not prompted for financial reasons and didn't even realise she would receive a £750 fee.
She said she is relaxed at the thought of any genetic offspring being brought up by other people. "It's not like giving up a baby it's just helping someone else to have one," she said.