Have you always wanted to help women who were unable to naturally conceive on their own? There are many women around the world who struggle with fertility. Many of these women will go on to never have children simply because they have such a difficult time with conception. If you would like to help those who would like to start a family of their own, you may want to consider egg donation.
The First Step: Completing an Application
If you want to become an egg donor, you should expect the process to take a bit of time. It is not as easy as saying, "I want to donate my eggs today." The first step includes filling out an application form that asks many questions about you and your medical history. It is important to find out if you are an ideal candidate. The ideal candidate would be a woman who is healthy and not a carrier for genetic diseases. During the application process, you will need to answer questions about the types of medications you may be taking at the moment, too.
The Second Step: Medical Evaluations
If everything looks good with the application, you may move forward to the next step. A health professional will evaluate your medical status to ensure you are healthy and eligible to undergo the procedure. Your psychological state is evaluated as well. The medical professionals want to make sure you are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy before starting the procedure.
The Third Step: Getting on the Same Cycle
It is important for you to get on the same cycle as the woman who will carry the donated eggs. If the two of you are getting your menstrual cycles at completely different times, the process will not work. The best way to get on the same cycle with the person who is struggling with fertility issues is to get on birth control. The medical professionals will provide recommendations and monitor your periods until you are on the same cycle.
The Fourth Step: Fertility Injections and Final Procedure
As soon as your cycle is synced, you would need to stop taking the birth control medication. Instead of taking birth control, you would now start to receive fertility injections. During this time, you will be monitored several times a week until your eggs are ready. And, when they are ready, it is time to undergo a short procedure so that the medical professionals are able to retrieve those eggs. During the retrieval process, you would be sedated so that you can relax.
If you want to help other women who are unable to conceive on their own, consider becoming an egg donor. Although it is a process, you are essentially giving someone the greatest gift ever, which is the gift of a new baby who could bring so much joy to a loving family.