The SOURCE - Egg Donation Archives - Fertility SOURCE Companies

The SOURCE – Egg Donation

Health and Safety of Egg Donation

Many women have concerns about the health and safety of egg donation and I am here to clear up some of the untruths you may come across on the internet.  Egg donation has both known and potential risks – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is the only known risk and is reported to be approximately 1% to 2% per retrieval cycle.  Egg donors may, in fact, see a lower occurrence because this group of women is not conceiving after taking the stimulation hormones1.  OHSS has been shown to decrease further with the use of GnRH agonist medication for the final stage of egg maturation rather than administering the traditional hCG medication1.  OHSS is a risk inherent to egg donation and the frequent monitoring appointments during the stimulation phase are imperative to reduce the risk of occurrence.  Following the doctor’s orders and showing up to appointments as scheduled are important parts in your journey as an egg donor.
Read more

The Many Moving Parts of Assisted Reproductive Technology: What Does This Mean?

The question I am asked most often by intended parents (IP’s) is “why does this have to take so long?”. The process of becoming a parent with the assistance of an egg donor, gestational carrier, or both, involves many professionals all coordinating their services. The psychologists, attorneys, genetic counselors, insurance agents, doctors, nurses, embryologists, match makers, case managers, escrow companies and all of the additional professionals involved with this miraculous specialty, choreograph a dance for the benefit of the IP’s ultimate goal: to have a baby or two.
Read more

Your Letter to Intended Parents

You’ve done it. You’ve decided to take the plunge into becoming an egg donor or gestational surrogate. You’ve spoken with your friends and family, you’ve spoken with your spouse. While some are skeptical, most are very supportive and admire your selflessness. You’re staring down the barrel of a multi-page application. You answer the hard questions; you gather all the requested info. Just when you think you’re done, you get to the last page … where you are asked to write a letter to your future Intended Parents.
Read more