Many women say becoming an egg donor is one of the best things they’ve ever done. They help other couples and individuals achieve their dream of starting their own family that otherwise would have been impossible. Egg donors enjoy the satisfaction and warmth that they get by sharing their genes with the world. They can give an existing child a loving sibling, which can change their lives.
Moreover, the egg donation experience can provide you with a fascinating glimpse into your own fertility and health. By undergoing the required screenings, a woman can gain valuable knowledge about her genetic, physical, and reproductive health. But for most egg donors, the opportunity to make someone’s dream come true is a motivating factor.
It’s extremely rare to have any complications from egg donation. However, you should do your own research and choose the right agency to ensure a smooth and safe experience. If you want to make the world a better place for a family or individual struggling with infertility, remember to safeguard your own health and well-being.
Keeping the below four points in mind, you can ensure a healthy, seamless egg donation experience.
Choose an experienced agency with compassionate, communicative and caring staff members and owners.
At Physician’s Surrogacy, we care deeply about the health and well-being of every woman that walks through our doors. Our team of experts nurtures and protects egg donors through every step of the process. It’s vital to choose an agency that has transparent business practices, educates egg donors throughout the process, and answers all of your questions.
You should also read the experiences of previous egg donors who have gone through the program you’re interested in. Take a look at our Egg donor testimonial page to read about other egg donor’s experiences, and how they felt after helping families achieve their dreams.
Many of our egg donors come back to donate several times. This speaks volumes about the level of comfort and trust they develop with us. Before you pick an agency, make sure it’s one that will take the best care of you and provide amazing support throughout your journey!
Ask about their policies and how will they tackle any complications that may arise?
Be sure to come up with a list of questions to ask your fertility agency before you make your decision. You can ask them about medications and how you are supposed to take them, the time commitment, and any possible risks. You should also ask them how long they’ve been facilitating egg donations and how many successful cycles they’ve had. Ask the agency about their screening process, so you can be prepared for it. You’ll also want to know how they manage payments and how they protect the privacy of their donors.
You can take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions that covers everything from egg donor requirements , the contract, the matching process, compensation and beyond. Physician’s Surrogacy believes that no question should go unanswered and you should feel comfortable about the process.
Know what to expect.
We have several major phases to the egg donation process. First, we carefully screen the egg donors to make sure they meet our criteria. It is of utmost importance to us to protect your health, hence you’ll have to go through extensive examinations. They include a physical exam, blood tests, and fertility evaluations. You’ll also be asked to fill out a medical history form so we can have a clear picture of your genetics.
You will then be put on birth control pills in order to regulate your menstrual cycles and pave the way for stimulating egg production. Several types of fertility drugs are used in this process that will enable your ovaries to produce eggs, encourage the development of multiple follicles, and aid in egg retrieval.
The egg retrieval involves a process called transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. A needle is passed through the top wall of vagina and is inserted into the ovary to remove an egg. This is a very safe procedure. This process usually takes less than 30 minutes and after recovering from the procedure you’re free to go home.
Our experts will be with you every step of the way to make you feel comfortable and to make sure you have everything you need.
Consider your motivation for egg donation.
The egg donors in our existing database are an international group of healthy, educated and altruistic women. They love helping others achieve their dreams of motherhood. Some women are motivated by the generous compensation agencies pay for egg donation, while many just want to help others.
Think about what attracts you to egg donation in order to know if egg donation is right for you. Is it your desire to support the rights of gay couples to have families of their own? Do you want to help couples achieve their dream of starting a family? Or do you believe that your genes are strong and healthy and want to share this gift with the world?
Whatever your motivation, your decision to donate your eggs can help a family welcome a much-awaited child to their family. It’s a beautiful and touching experience but can also be a complicated one. To have the best experience, make sure to choose an agency that cares about its donors, stands up for the rights of women, and improves lives.
If you are ready to begin your journey as an egg donor Physician’s Surrogacy is ready to help. Contact us at www.physicianssurrogacy.com or call 858-847-5939 to schedule a free consultation!