Is it safe?
Many women feel little or no discomfort during their egg donation cycle. Others may have symptoms that disappear shortly after the retrieval procedure. In some cases, you might feel bloating, abdominal pain, or pressure and swelling, which will subside by your next period.
As with any medical procedure, there are possible side effects and risks. Pregnancy is one very real risk associated with egg donation. You will be required to abstain from sex during the donation process. You will also be asked to refrain from drinking alcohol and taking certain medications. Your doctor will explain all of this to you in detail when you meet.
Severe side effects are rare, but they do exist. Your doctor will explain the details of all the possible rare side effects of this procedure.
Women have been donating eggs since 1984, and there are more than 10,000 retrievals each year in the U.S. alone. There are no known long-term negative effects of on a woman’s health or fertility.
Donating eggs requires a significant investment of time, attention to detail, and patience. For this investment, you will be compensated financially, as well with the sense of fulfillment that comes with knowing you helped create a family.
Egg donors are limited to six donation cycles.