As with any medical procedure, there are possible side effects and risks. Some women may feel slight discomfort during their donation cycle while others have none at all.
If you experience varying symptoms, they typically disappear following the egg retrieval procedure.
Some of the symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, pressure and swelling, all of which will go away by your first period following retrieval. Severe side effects are rare, and will be discussed with you in detail before you decide to become a donor. Women have been donating eggs since 1984, with over 10,000 retrievals annually in the U.S. alone. Overall, there are no proven long-term effects of Egg Donation on a woman’s health or fertility.
Pregnancy is a very real risk of Egg Donation. You will be required to abstain from sex during this process. You will also be asked to refrain from drinking alcohol and taking certain medications. Your doctor will be able to advise you further.
What are an Egg Donor’s Responsibilities?
- Complete the enrolment process with accurate and verifiable facts
- Attend the scheduled interview
- Make sure all medical records are received by the Fertility Clinic
- Attend medical and psychological screening appointments
- Be on time for all monitoring appointments
- Take the medication as instructed
- Arrange transportation to and from the retrieval
- Communicate any problems during the cycle to Little Miracles and the Doctors
- Communicate any schedule changes to Little Miracles