- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
I didn’t know which board this should go in… pregnancy, or wellness, or what… so I decided to post this in WeddingBee!
So, I over the past few months, I have been going through the process to become an Egg Donor. Just yesterday I got the news that I have been accepted into the program, and will be able to donate my eggs as soon as they match me up with a family. I was wondering if any of you have donated your eggs before? If so, what was your experience?
I chose to become an Egg Donor because I have heard many stories of women unable to bare a child for whatever reason (not producing enough eggs, medical reasons, any many other things), and I wanted to be able to help. If I have all of these eggs that are being wasted every month, and a nice couple need some to bare a child, then I may as well donate them! Becoming an egg donor was a long process. I had to have many blood tests, meet with a genetic counselor and psychologists, take a psychological exam, among other things. It was a lot to go through, but if I can help a woman achieve her dream of being able to carry and birth a child, then it was worth it.
Once they match me with a family (I will look similar to the mom so that the child looks like both ‘mom’ and dad once born) I will begin fertility/hormone shots. Once I have done this for about 3 weeks, they will have a quick oupatient surgery to remove my eggs and give them to the waiting couple. The company I am going through is completely anonymous, so I dont know who my couple is, and they wont know who I am, in case we were ever to run into each other on the street.
Have any of you ever done IVF or been an Egg Donor? What was your experience? Did you have an ‘open’ donor where you were able to communicate with the donor or was it anonymous? I have heard that donating eggs does not reduce my chance of having children in the future, and that is very important to me, since I want to have kids one day. Have any of you donated eggs and then had kids? Or donated eggs and were not able to have kids?
I am going to apologize right now for any mistakes that I may have made in here… I am on my way to class, so I am in a hurry and my brain moves faster than my fingers 🙂 Sorry if this doesn’t flow well!