(Closed) Would you ever donate your eggs?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Would you donate your eggs?
    Yes! : (31 votes)
    33 %
    No! : (46 votes)
    49 %
    Not sure about it : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Not now, but someday : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @IowaDDS13:  Hmm…perhaps add a maybe option for fence riders? I know someone who did and she ended up gaining quite a bit of weight and experienced occasional pain. The hormone therapy really threw her body for a loop. She made about the same amount of money, but said she wouldn’t do it again.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I probably will after we have one or two kids, but not for the financial purposes. Obviously that’s a perk, but being able to help a couple who would otherwise be unable to have children on their own? That absolutely means more than any other monetary value! If you’re thinking about doing it, please don’t do it for the money. Do it because you want to help a woman somewhere be able to have the joy of a healthy pregnancy and a healtyh and happy child in the end. 

    Post # 5
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    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    Sorry, it double posted. The website has been acting strange lately and keeps crashing on me!
     

    Post # 6
    Member
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    bump

    Post # 8
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yep, I would. We don’t get paid for it in Canada though. I have heard that it’s not as easy as it first sounds though… quite a bit different than what guys can do!

    Post # 9
    Member
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Not for me, just because of the process and how painful it seems. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It is something I have seriously thought about doing. Admittedly, money is the main motivator, but I like the idea that I could help a couple get pregnant. I have no moral qualms about it – it does not bother me that I could have a biological child I never met. I’ll never know if my eggs were ever successful.

    What keeps me from going through with it is the genetic testing and the hormone treatments. I don’t know what I would do if I was rejected after getting the genetic testing because something was found. I am also apprehensive about the hormone treatments’ effects on my body. I would hate to have serious side effects. And what if the procedure affected my own fertility (rare, but it is a risk)?

    I would nonetheless like to hear of other women’s experiences with it.

    ETA: And oh yeah. Shots. I can’t do needles. Omg. But for $5,000 – $7,500 I guess I could, but it still scares me to death!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    No, I don’t think I would.  Considering it took 19 cycles and various interventions for me to get pregnant myself, I don’t think I’d even be a candidate, and I just don’t know if I’d be comfortable with kids that are biologically mine being raised by people I know nothing about, but I also don’t think I could do it for someone I know, because I know I’d be judgy about how they decide to raise them. 

    And PP is right, there’s no monetary compensation for egg donation in Canada.

    Post # 14
    Member
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No. I believe that since I took part in creating that life, I should be partially responsible for how he/she turns out. I wouldn’t want to enter into that responsibility without getting a say in his/her upbringing.

    Post # 15
    Member
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @BeignetBride:  That’s an interesting article. Thanks for the link!

    Post # 16
    Member
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i wouldn’t but only because the process is so daunting (and now i’m too old). i thought about it when i was in college but i believe there were injections you had to give yourself (maybe that has changed now). i don’t do well with needles so that was a huge no-go for me.

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