Egg donation is a wonderful way to help others while helping yourself. Since poor egg quality is one of the leading causes of infertility, we think of egg donors as fertility superheroes. Participating in helping a family become whole can not only fulfill a dream, but can also be empowering for the donor.
There are so many advantages of egg donation; here are some of the highlights:
1. Giving the Gift of Life
Everyone knows people who are struggling to have a child, it’s part of our lives more than any time in the past. There are many reasons for this, some of which include people waiting later to have children and the increase of pollution in our homes and environments. There may be many other things affecting fertility, and infertility rates are higher than ever.
For people who want to have a family, but can’t, frustration and depression are commonplace. Not being able to procreate naturally has led to many obstacles in the intended parent’s relationships, many who end up separating because of the pressure or blame. When a donor steps in, they aren’t just helping to bring life into the world, many times they are saving relationships as well.
It takes a big heart to want to help build a family by donating eggs and, it’s truly a gift for both the woman donating and the family receiving the donation.
2. Becoming Aware of Your Fertility
When you apply to become an egg donor you undergo a number of tests, ensuring you are healthy. These tests can tell you a lot about your health in general and your reproductive status in particular.
One of the most important exams is fertility testing, which consists of a physical examination and trans-vaginal pelvic ultrasound (an ultrasound examination of the uterus and ovaries).
By learning about your fertility early, when you’re ready to start, or expand, your family you will be able to proceed with confidence.
3. Free Drug, Disease, and Genetic Testing
One of the advantages of egg donation is that you get free genetic testing, a full chromosome analysis. Imagine how much more secure you will feel when you’re ready to start a family if you already know that you aren’t a carrier for diseases.
4. Well Compensated Advantages of Egg Donation
The entire egg donation process, from initial testing to egg retrieval, can be time consuming. Along with the time commitment, most women also have transportation expenses and many have child care expenses. It’s only reasonable that you’re fairly compensated.
5. Drama Free Egg Donation
One of the most important advantages of egg donation is the drama-free factor. Since it’s anonymous, there’s no chance of the person whom uses your eggs will be contacting you in the future. It also eliminates the possibility of a custody situation arising. Once the donation is complete, your responsibility is complete.
The best fertility and egg donation clinics are the ones that are careful about not adding stress to your life. Talking to women who have donated eggs through an agency or clinic that you are considering should give you a pretty good idea of how much they will be able to accommodate your schedule and personal needs. The egg donation process is challenging and rewarding. Educating yourself before moving forward with any medical procedure is an excellent first step.