Egg Donor Questions and Answers

Find out what you need to know with egg donor questions and answers

Elite Fertility Solutions wants you to feel comfortable with your decision to become an egg donor. Our California egg donation agency believes that knowledge is power when it comes to making such an important decision, so we have provided a list of egg donor questions and answers.

Question: What is Elite Fertility Solutions?
Answer: Elite Fertility Solutions is not a clinic, so no medical procedures occur in our offices. We are an egg donation agency, which means that we recruit egg donors and match them with intended parents. All egg donors visit board certified fertility specialists for medical procedures relating to egg donation.
Question: Who am I donating to?

Answer: Our California egg donation agency helps individuals and couples who have been struggling with infertility. Most intended parents have been on an emotional rollercoaster, having spent thousands of dollars and several years trying to conceive. By donating your eggs, you help intended parents fulfill their dream of having a baby of their own.

Question: Will I meet the intended parents? Will the intended parents know who I am?

Answer: Our California egg donation agency is committed to respecting your privacy. Our database will include information about your appearance, background and medical history, but most egg donations are anonymous. However, you and the intended parents can agree to an open donation. We will arrange an in-person meeting in this case and we will be there with you during the meeting.

Question: How long is an egg donation cycle?

Answer: The calendar for an egg donation cycle depends on a number of factors, including your availability, the timing of your menstrual cycle and the protocol that is determined to be best for you. An egg donation cycle typically ranges from a few weeks to two months.

Keep in mind that before beginning an egg donation cycle, you must be selected by intended parents as a donor. This can take a few weeks or a few months.

Question: Does egg donation hurt?

Answer: You may experience bloating and irritability while you take the stimulation medications, and administering the medications does involve injection with a very small needle. During the process of the egg retrieval, you will be sedated so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. After the egg retrieval, you will likely feel tired, due to the sedation. You may experience some cramping which can last from one day to a week.

Question: What are the risks of being an egg donor?

Answer: The primary risk is a rare condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, OHSS. This is very rare due to careful monitoring by your doctor. The symptoms include weight gain and extreme bloating.

As with any medical procedure, there is also risk of infection. To avoid this risk, your physician will likely prescribe antibiotics.

Question: Will I use up my eggs by being an egg donor?

Answer: You have nothing to worry about! You may not realize it, but your body prepares multiple eggs for ovulation each month. Only one egg is ovulated and the rest are absorbed by your body. The fertility medications you take will recruit some of these surplus eggs that would have been absorbed. As a result, you will not “use up” your eggs any faster as an egg donor.

Question: How many times can I donate my eggs?

Answer: You can donate your eggs more than once, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM, recommends that you donate no more than six times in your lifetime.

Question: How long should I wait between donation cycles?

Answer: Most fertility specialists recommend that you have two regular periods between egg donation cycles.

Question: Do I need to travel?

Answer: You may have to travel depending on you live and the location of intended parent’s fertility center is located. Most intended parents we work with see fertility doctors in Southern California. If you live outside of this area or agree to travel to the Intended Parents location, Elite Fertility Solutions will make all of the travel arrangements for you and a companion – at no cost to you.

Question: Will I receive compensation as an egg donor?

Answer: Elite Fertility Solutions provides generous compensation for egg donors. Our first time donors receive $8000, while experienced donors and donors of certain, “in-demand” ethnicities will receive more.

Looking for additional egg donor questions and answers? Contact Elite Fertility Solutions to speak with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Looking for additional egg donor questions and answers? Contact Elite Fertility Solutions to speak with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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