Are you considering becoming an egg donor to help an intended parent or parents in need? If so, it can be helpful to learn about the egg donation process and details regarding egg donor eligibility. Contact an expert in egg donation for more information.
Donating eggs is one of the greatest gifts a woman can give to an intended parent trying to have children of their own. Many individuals and couples struggle with infertility and related issues and may need an egg donor to make their dreams of parenthood come true.
Without women willing to go through the physical and emotional the process of egg donation, many families would have to give up on their dreams of conceiving a child and look to adoption or other options instead. Although adoption is a great option for some intended parents, it is not the same as having a child who shares part of their DNA or even comes from their own womb.
Egg donors are a valuable piece of the puzzle when using assistive reproductive technology and surrogacy. At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we match intended parents and egg donors so that the egg donation process is seamless for all involved. If you are considering donating your eggs, the information below can help you move forward.
Egg Donor Eligibility
To become an egg donor, you must meet the initial criteria before moving on to more specific qualifications. Egg donors must commit to a six-month donation period, be non-smokers, avoid the use of illegal drugs, and have a healthy body mass index to continue through the application process. Once receiving initial approval, donors must pass extensive physical and mental examinations.
Egg donors cannot have any genetic mutations or other hereditary disorders. Because the DNA of the donor will play a significant role in the future of the child created from the egg, it is essential for the egg donor to be healthy.
The Egg Donation Process
If you receive approval as an egg donor, the egg donation process will begin. The first step in the egg donation process comprises taking daily injections to suppress your menstrual cycle to sync it with the egg recipient’s cycle. You will then take injections to stimulate the production of your eggs. Once you can produce a satisfactory amount of eggs, a separate medication will trigger ovulation.
Two days after triggering ovulation, you will go through an egg retrieval procedure and your eggs will be implanted into the egg recipient’s uterus.
Compensation for Egg Donors
Egg donation is a significant commitment both physically and emotionally. It also takes about six months to complete, which is part of why egg donors are compensated for their time. Egg donors can receive thousands of dollars for each donation; however, money should never be the sole incentive for donating eggs.
Consult a Reputable Surrogacy Agency
If you believe egg donation is right for you, speaking to an expert in egg donation can give you the information you need to move forward. Our team at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. is happy to match you with an intended parent in need.
To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call 412-281-9906 or click on the button at the top of the page.