There are many things that you should know about egg donation, a popular choice for those that are not able to conceive naturally. Egg donation is the act of donating your eggs (oocytes) to an infertile woman or couple who need assistance in conceiving a child.
People who might be interested in Egg Donation include:
Couples with female factor infertility – Egg donation provides fertilization using semen from the male partner, because their egg isn’t viable due to low quantity or quality issues. Egg donation also help couples where both partners have infertility problems.
Here are some of the most important points you should know about egg donation if you are considering it.
1. Egg donation is a safe process.
One of the main conspiracy theories that evolve around egg donation is that surrogates who donate their eggs can’t have children of their own after donating their eggs. This, however, could not be further from the truth. Egg donation is a very safe process that has been around for many years. Once you decide that you want to be an egg donor, you will be taken care of by the staff of your chosen surrogacy agency, as well as the medical staff. Egg donors go through extensive testing before they are allowed to donate their eggs. Egg donors also continue to be tested after they’ve donated their eggs, just to make sure that everything is okay. Egg donation does not hinder the egg donor’s ability to have children later in life if she wants them.
Egg donors must meet certain requirements in order for them to donate their eggs. Egg donation centers conduct thorough background checks on egg donors before allowing them to commit to donating their eggs. This is done so that the center can ensure that the donor will bring high quality donor material into the program and provide a healthy, happy surrogate mother with a child who looks like it came from parents, not just one of them.
2. Egg donation helps couples have children.
One of the primary reasons why couples turn to egg donation is because they are struggling with infertility. Egg donation can help these couples to have children who otherwise would not have been born. It’s important to remember that by donating their eggs, the egg donors are being extremely generous and selfless – they’re helping spread happiness over the world.
3. The eggs are donated by young, healthy women.
Egg donors must undergo a rigorous screening process, including extensive medical and psychological testing before undergoing the minor invasive procedure to retrieve their eggs. Egg donors should be under the age of 30 (ideally under 26) and must be at a healthy weight (BMI between 18-29). Egg donors are required throughout the entire egg donation / surrogacy cycle to take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, as well as pre-conceptual vitamin therapy.
Egg donors need to have verifiable proof that they can conceive without difficulty or any complications later in life before considering donating their eggs for surrogacy purposes.
4. Egg donation is a surgical procedure.
Donating eggs is a surgical procedure that takes place under general anaesthesia. The donor will be given medication to help her produce more eggs and then the eggs will be removed from her ovaries using a needle and suction device. The entire process typically takes around 30 minutes.
5. Egg donors are screened for health and genetic issues.
As already mentioned before, when egg donors donate their eggs, they are required to undergo a number of screenings in order to ensure that they are healthy and that their eggs are viable. These screenings include a physical examination, a blood test, and a psychosocial evaluation.
These screenings help us make sure that egg donors have no history of hereditary diseases and that the children born through egg donation are healthy and have a reduced risk of inheriting any genetic disorders from their parents.
6. Egg donors receive compensation for their time and effort.
We understand that egg donors donate their eggs out of the goodness of their hearts and that they are not motivated by money. However, we believe that it is only fair that they receive some form of compensation for their time and effort. Egg donors typically receive a monetary compensation for their donation.
7. Egg donation is an incredibly selfless act.
We cannot stress enough how selfless and generous egg donors are. By donating their eggs, they are helping couples and families who are struggling to have children of their own. They are giving these couples and families the chance to experience the joys of parenting. We are truly grateful to all of our egg donors for their amazing gift!
If you have any questions about egg donation, you can contact our consultation team any time you want!