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The SOURCE – Egg Donation

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.
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Diet and Fertility

According to a study from Harvard Medical School, eating certain foods and avoiding others is something manageable that can be done to help improve ovulatory function.

There are more than six million women in the United States who suffer from infertility. For eight years the Harvard study followed 17,544 married nurses without any history of infertility as they tried to become or became pregnant. The research found that by changing five or more aspects of their diet (and exercise) habits, women with irregular or absent ovulation, which is responsible for eighteen to thirty percent of infertility cases, reduced their risk of infertility by eighty percent. (Resource: Fit Pregnancy).
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How do we decide on egg donation instead of adoption?

Adoption is a wonderful way for infertile couples or individuals to have a family. In fact, when I received my first diagnosis of premature ovarian failure I began the research on adoption. As I began my research I discovered that egg donation would allow me to carry and deliver a pregnancy as well as have a child with my partner’s genetic makeup. Now I became faced with how to decide on egg donation instead of adoption. I felt it was beneficial for us to have the control and assurance of the in utero environment during the pregnancy – my uterus. I controlled what went into my mouth, what I was exposed to, and the kind of medical care I would receive. I know that my baby wouldn’t be exposed to alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. And the difference between adoption and egg donation is that I also didn’t have to go through all of the hoops as we would have through adoption — home study, background check, the lawyers, the adoption etc…
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Egg Donation and Legal Contracts

At Fertility SOURCE Companies (The Donor SOURCE & The Surrogacy SOURCE) we take all steps necessary to ensure that our egg donors are educated, informed, and protected before beginning their journey of donating such an amazing gift.

Here are some helpful answers to questions we hear most often regarding the legal process of egg donation. This interview was performed by Missi Lockwood, Fertility SOURCE Companies Director of Donor Recruitment, and Robert Tzall of the Law Offices of Robert M. Tzall.
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Pregnancy Hormones You Should Know About

One moment you are thrilled with the idea of being pregnant, and the next you are weeping on the couch, feeling overwhelmed. Welcome to the world of pregnancy hormones. The way hormones affect the body can be overwhelming. Learning about these hormones and how they will affect you will help make sense of your swinging emotions and the changes your body is experiencing.
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5 Things You Need To Know To Be An Eligible Egg Donor

So, you’ve taken that first step and made the big decision to become an egg donor! This is an amazing, life-changing decision for you and the very lucky Intend Parent(s) you will be helping, so congratulations and thank you for helping these deserving families have a child! Before you take that next step of selecting an agency and completing your application, there are a few things you’ll need to know. These helpful tips are important for you to know before you commit so that you can go into the process with the knowledge of the process and a realistic view of what to expect.
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