Are you familiar with the term “known egg donor”? When our company talks to women who are thinking about becoming egg donors, this is an issue that comes up. The answer can be surprising because a known egg donor isn’t usually someone who is known to the intended parents.
Although this is a myth, you may get a lot of information on egg donors who are familiar with the intended parents, such as family or friends. It’s one of the many myths about egg donation that still remain among people and couples choosing surrogacy to grow their families.
We’ll try to address a few myths about egg donation in this article —misconceptions that can deter people from donating their eggs.
What Does Getting a “Known Egg Donor” Mean?
When dealing with an agency or clinic, known egg donors meet with intended parents and maintain contact with them after the baby is delivered.
Egg Donation: Myths and Facts
Women who are thinking about giving their eggs should think about it carefully because it is a big commitment. Potential egg donors collect information from a variety of sources, including friends and the internet, during their decision-making process. It can be difficult and perplexing to ensure the veracity of this data. Some of the false information has persisted. The following are some of the most popular egg donation myths.
Donating eggs limits the supply of eggs available to egg donors.
When a woman is born, she has up to 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Over the course of a woman’s lifetime, she loses only a few hundred eggs due to ovulation. The hormones sent out during the donation process stimulate more than one to mature. In the ovaries of women in their twenties, there are hundreds of thousands of viable eggs.
Donors of eggs are more likely to become infertile in the future.
Infection, bleeding, and internal organ damage are all exceedingly unusual complications of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
Any woman can be an egg donor.
ADONIS’ comprehensive screening technique ensures that egg donors meet strict standards. Pre-screening is usually done in the middle of a two-phase application procedure. This screening guarantees that intended parents are matched with egg donors who have had their medical and mental health histories properly examined.
A woman must be between the ages of 18 and 29 (and with minimum of 1 own child) and have a body mass index of less than 28 to be considered an egg donor. Egg donors must also have completed high school and have some level of education.
The profit motive is the most powerful motivator for egg donors.
Providing financial reward to egg donors in exchange for their time and dedication to the egg donation process has helped countless people achieve their dream of starting a family. People who believe egg donors are simply searching for a method to make money are, to put it simply, incorrect.
Donating eggs is a painful experience.
During the medication phase before the egg extraction operation, egg donors give themselves daily injections for roughly 21 days. Because some people tolerate needles better than others, we discuss this with potential egg donors. If a woman claims she gets queasy or panics when she gets an injection, she isn’t a good egg donor candidate.
Bloating, breast soreness, and cramps are minor side effects of hormone therapy, however some women do not experience any of these symptoms. During the egg retrieval procedure, donors are sedated to ensure their comfort.
Donors of eggs may be held legally responsible for any infants born from their eggs.
Egg donors have no financial or legal accountability for their eggs after they have been extracted, thanks to legally binding contracts created by ADONIS’ lawyers.