The Process of Egg Donation
What’s Egg Donation?
In terms of assisted reproduction, egg donation is when a woman donates her eggs so that another woman may use them to conceive a child through assisted reproduction treatment. This method usually involves the “in vitro fertilization” (IVF) process whereby the eggs are first fertilized by the chosen father’s sperm in a lab, and then inserted into the mother or surrogate mother’s uterus. They may also be frozen so that they can be stored safely for use later by those in need.
By donating your eggs, you can allow an individual or couple who is unable to conceive a child for various medical reasons to experience the joys of a child. In some cases, a suitable surrogate mother will be chosen and then through the in vitro fertilization method, the eggs will be fertilized and inserted into the surrogate mother’s uterus. By being selected as a donor, many egg donor experience great joy and satisfaction that their gift can allow another person or couple to become parents. Since would-be parents are screened to ensure that they are in a position to receive this gift, you can rest assured that the child that is conceived will be in a loving home and get to experience all of the joys of life.
Choosing to be an egg donor is a process in itself. The egg donor cycle can take a few weeks or last for months. Commitment to the process is important. All of the steps involved will be handled by professionals, ensuring that the process has a high success chance.
At Edwards Surrogate, we welcome those who wish to become an egg donor. Once the screening process is complete and you are found to be suitable for egg donation, you will be one step closer to being a part of something that will bring great happiness to those in need.
Is Egg Donation Safe?
All medical procedures hold an element of risk. However, the risk involved with the donation of eggs is minimal and the chances of problems are rare. It is very common today for women to donate their eggs so that other couples and individuals can experience being a parent through IVF technologies, and to experience all of the joys that it can bring. By working with the Edwards Surrogate agency, our professional doctors and nurses can see to your needs to ensure a high success chance of the process of egg donation, minimizing the risks.
At Edwards Surrogate, we ensure that only women that do not have a high risk of complications are selected to be donors. Our screening process is to ensure the safety of our donors and that there are no unnecessary risks taken. Women that have a risk of complications would not take part in our egg donation program.
Some of the risks involved with donation include the fertility medications given. These drugs may create mood changes, they can cause headaches, they may cause some weight gain and there may be an allergic reaction to them. The ultrasound-guided egg retrieval is safe with very minimal and rare risks involved, such as internal bleeding or infection. As of yet, no definite studies have linked any serious long-term risks involved with the egg donation process, such as infertility and cancer. It is a commonly performed procedure with a high success rate for both the egg retrieval and the full recovery of the donor. In general, most donors are able to leave within 20 minutes after going through the retrieval process. The initial process can take a few weeks to months in order to prepare for the egg retrieval.