(Closed) Becoming an egg donor?

posted 3 years ago in Adoption & Surrogacy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I wanted to but apparently they won’t accept mine because I’m asthmatic. 🙁

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

truthah:  Is there a list of ailments a donor can’t have???  That seems odd… I can see parkinsons and things like that, but asthma??

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

FutureMrsJohnson_:  heputaringonit:  

Yeah, for some reason the egg donor people seem to think it’s better to have NO child than risk a child having asthma. *rolls eyes*

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not an egg donor but I’ve done 4 IVF retreivals… so injections – it’s nothing.  I’m a needle-phobe (I STILL can’t look at them draw blood after countless blood test), but the medications for IVF are a breeze.  The only one that was tough was my intramuscular trigger… it was like a flu shot in the arm… but just tough cause I couldn’t do it to myself and the needle was a little bigger.  I had no side effects from the meds.

The retreival… this really depends.  2 of mine were a breeze, I was prefectly fine afterwards.  1, I was a little sore afterwards.  And 1 I had a mild case of OHSS, was super bloated and in quite a bit of pain moving around for a week.

As for syncing cycles. You’re the one in charge.  The recipient could most likely be synced to you, not the other way around.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve never been a donor but I was a recipient for two (never successful) and yes the recipient is synced to you.  When you’re looking for a donor sometimes you’re looking for things that remind you of yourself or your spouse, somebody might look at your profile and say hey look, she has asthma just like me. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

FutureMrsJohnson_:  I am about to go through my second process now. I did one last year. It does take some time commitment to go though the process (blood testing, genetic assessment, meeting with a counselor and more) but for me it wasn’t all that bad. I don’t know if it is because I have an IUD and wonder if as result I don’t get much symptoms and the injections weren’t that bad. Retrieval was quick. I’m about to married in a couple months so I am just going to do this one more time and that’s it because I know after I’m married my Fiance would eventually want to try for my own child. I had 2 friends who went through the process. One had an easy time, like me, but the other really had a harder time. 

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Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve donated my eggs twice! It was a great experience.

I highly doubt it’s possible to donate your eggs if you’re only available three days per week. The date of the egg retrieval itself is not predictable–it just depends on the rate that your follicles grow and mature. Also, as the egg retrieval gets close, you’ll have to go in for monitoring every single day. Generally that happens early in the morning, so most people can do it before work, but if your schedule isn’t flexible at all, I’m not sure you’d be a good candidate. But that’s all something you can talk with them about at your meeting.

Anyway, good luck! Feel free to ask any questions you have about the process! I really didn’t mind doing it and would have happily done it again if my eggs hadn’t gotten too old!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

karen12:  

The actual companies won’t take my eggs, not the people. I’m sure lots of individuals would be happy with the compromise of a possibly slightly imperfect child over nothing, but no reputable company here in the UK will harvest from a woman with asthma or any other inherited illness. 

It’s silly really. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

truthah:  how do they find any donors, seriously???  Everyone has SOMETHING genetic they can pass on that is less than desirable. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I wanted to donate eggs as well but wasn’t accepted because they were only accepting eggs from women of “European descent.” My best friend donated though and she said it was not painful at all, she just got tired of having to actually do all the work involved (testing, injections, vitamins, etc.). It really is like a job. She also said she did feel sick at times, but is was passing. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Most donors just lie.  Also, I had commented to my coordinator that none of the donors had anything at all in their family histories where my family has cancer, diabetes, glaucoma, etc. and she said it’s because most of them are in their early 20s, their parents are 40s, give them a few years. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I briefly looked into it. I’m CBC and, as far as I know, would have healthy eggs and I thought it’d be better to donate than to “waste” them. (Not than anyone not donating is wasting, it was just a line of thinking I had).

 

For one I’m nearing the end of the ideal age window. I also have too high a BMI to be ideal :-/ shame because I really don’t think I have anything “negative” hereditarily speaking to pass on.

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