(Closed) Egg Donor

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have no experience with any of this, but I just wanted to say how wonderful you are for going through so much. I’m sure it’ll mean more than the world to a hopeful couple.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I tried to become one, but I have a genetic heart condition so that was a no go.

My husband now, however, would never agree to me doing this. I dont understand it. I view it the same way you do.

I have a friend that did it twice post college for the money. She said she only did it twice because the hormone shots kinda screwed her up.  But otherwise it was a good experience and she has no regrets

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LeonardLady:  I’m not sure if this was just worded weird… but I thought I’d note that while there is research suggesting it is theoretically possible to make new eggs, women are actually born with all of the eggs they will release in their life. (Many waste away and die. Weirdly, you have around 6 million before you’re born, around 1-2 million at birth, and around 400,000 or so left by puberty.)

But you still have more than enough left for a lifetime of fertility, including donations. They obviously don’t take them all when you donate lol. (They can’t, they can only take what the medication causes you to mature and release.) ;D

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LeonardLady:  I have donated my eggs multiple times. Here’s how the process goes:

A recipient accepts you and wants you to be their donor. Once you go through a series of blood tests, family history, a psychologist you are able to donate for that couple. You then go on a birth control pill for about a month to get in sync with the recipient’s cycle. In the last week of the birth control pill you start a medication called lupron (subcutaneous injection.) Lupron will put your body into menopause to keep you from ovulating. So yes, you do get hot flashes lol. Then they will tell you to stop taking the birth control and tell you to call when you get your period. Once you get your period they will ask you to come in to get lab and ultrasound. You will continue to have to get blood work done and an ultrasound (vaginal) every other day until the retrieval date. Once they determine that your estrogen level is low enough you will start taking shots to produce eggs. Once again, you will go in every other day for lab and ultrasound to monitor your estrogen levels and see how the eggs are growing. Once your eggs are mature they will ask you to give yourself the hcg injection which will release the eggs from the wall of your ovaries. Two days later you will go in and get your eggs retrieved. Personally I did very well everytime for my procedure. They will put you under conscious sedation but you won’t remember much. Usually you are in and out in 2 and a half hours and that’s it!

 

Sorry that was so long but I hope that helps you understand the process. Through the agency I went through I did not know the recipients and they did not know me. I also do not know if any of my eggs worked but I would guess so since I was picked so many times. I don’t regret it at all and feel good about helping out other couples. The money is always nice too lol If you have any questions don’t be afraid to message me and I would be glad to answer them.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LeonardLady:  Yup, we are going over to play with her 3 month baby boy tomorrow πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LeonardLady:  I have considered it… but decided against it because of the hormones and the money isn’t worth it to me! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LeonardLady:  Yeah I need to give blood! I never have before… I’m not scared of needles or blood or anything, but I feel like I would pass out for some reason as I am always dizzy!

& the egg donation is awesome, it really is… I just wouldn’t mess with hormones mainly because I don’t know the later implications/effects it could have! but I guess I could research it πŸ˜‰ 

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