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4 Questions to Ask Before Becoming an Egg Donor

Becoming an egg donor entails more than filling out an egg donor application. Learning about the process prior to applying is important. Here are five questions to ask in order to help determine if you’re ready to start the egg donation process.

1. Do I understand the egg donation process?

The egg donation process involves creating a profile, matching, contracts, screening, medication, and more. Here’s a quick overview of the egg donation process:

Create Profile: provide as much information as possible to help intended parents connect with you.
Matching: When parents show interest in your profile, they will review your profile to see if you would like to move forward.
Screening: This phase includes a psych screening, a physical examination as well as genetic testing and drug testing.
Medications: You will likely have to take oral contraception and then start the injection for up to two weeks prior to the retrieval.
Retrieval & Recovery: Quick surgery under light sedation will signal the end of your egg donation journey. Remember to take it easy for at least two weeks, or until you get your next menstrual cycle.

2. Am I ready to commit to the egg donation process?

Egg donation involves screening, hormone simulation, monitoring and some travel. Becoming an egg donor requires a lot of time and patience. You are an important piece of making a family’s dream come true. This responsibility is serious and requires you to follow a schedule.

3. Am I healthy enough to become an egg donor?

Health is important to the egg donation process since you will be donating your eggs. You will be asked to share all personal health information regarding you and your family members. It’s important to be comfortable with this process and understand that it’s part of the process.

4. Am I willing to undergo psychological tests?

As part of the egg donor process, all egg donors will have psychological evaluation, which identifies personality disorders. You must give a detailed psychological and social history about yourself and your family. It is important to make sure that you are aware of this in the process.


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