What Is It Like to Be an Egg Donor?

Women donate their eggs for several of reasons. What will that reason be for you? You may want to help an infertile couple start the family of their dreams, or you may be interested in receiving compensation.

Yes, you will be paid for donating your eggs. However, the process is time consuming and requires a substantial amount of effort. The cash for egg donation is given for your time, any travel expenses and the medical procedures you will undergo.

Benefits of being an egg donor

As an egg donor, you can:

  • Learn valuable insights about your own fertility – This can help you decide when to start your own family, or learn about egg freezing if you plan to delay childbearing for many years.
  • Receive free testing for vital disorders and diseases – You’ll get tested for several common genetic disorders and infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C.
  • Be a part of something amazing – Helping a couple who cannot conceive with their own eggs brings many women unprecedented feelings of joy.

Things to consider before becoming an egg donor

Like any medical procedure, egg donation has its share of risks and challenges. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before making your final decision:

  • Egg retrieval – This minor surgical procedure takes about 10-15 minutes and requires sedation and monitoring. You may feel disoriented and have impaired reflexes right after the procedure. And while rare, there have been reported cases of women developing blood clots, bleeding or infection after egg retrieval.
  • Conception with multiples – This is possible during the donation cycle if every one of your eggs is not retrieved. Take precautions during the preparation time to avoid conceiving with your partner. Also, most experts advise abstaining from sex for up to a week after the retrieval.
  • Exposure to hormones – The fertility drugs you take for egg donation are the same drugs women undergoing IVF treatments take. It’s essential to choose a credentialed, reputable infertility clinic or agency that will take care to mitigate any possible risks to your health.

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If you’re researching egg donation or IVF in Columbus, Canton, Youngstown and Akron, talk to the caring experts at Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility first. Our fertility specialists possess the credentials, clinical research experience and dedication—along with the very latest technology and a 100% IVF guarantee program—to help you start a family. And to make your care as accessible and convenient as possible, you can find us in Columbus, Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

Parenthood is waiting. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 866-537-2461 or use our convenient online form to request an appointment.

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