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Egg donation

Conceptual Options’ Donor Education: How To Prepare to Become an Egg Donor

The act of donating one’s eggs is perhaps one of the most generous and selfless things a woman can do. Those who can not conceive on their own need the help of egg donors to build their dreams of having a family.

Perhaps, you want to become an Egg Donor yourself. If so, there are a number of things to think about as you prepare yourself. How will performing a cycle affect me and my lifestyle? What does an egg retrieval entail? Well, we have the information you need to help you decide if Egg Donation is right for you as follows:

Finding the One

The truth is, Intended Parents search many, many databases and profiles to find their chosen Egg Donor. Finding the perfect Egg Donor can be one of the hardest parts of a person’s IVF journey.

Intended Parents all over the globe are looking for someone special to help them build their family. They are so grateful to the women who are willing to perform a donation. Certain characteristics and traits help them choose their lovely donor.

By helping them do something they can’t do on their own, you will receive an incredible amount of thanks and gratitude. In fact, some Egg Donors aren’t prepared for the overwhelming amount of love and appreciation they receive from their Intended Parents (whether anonymous or not).

Cycling

To be sure, donating eggs is an FDA approved, safe process that women have been doing for many, many years. Though each donor’s body may respond a little different, you should know that this is an approved and safe process, which will include the administration of several hormones that you’ll use to prepare yourself and your body for the egg retrieval.

These medications are administered in regulated amounts by licensed IVF doctors and clinics, and we only work with the best fertility clinics to ensure it’s done in a healthy manner. You will be consistently checked upon to ensure your ovaries are healthy and safe.

There may be occasional cramping or a little bloat, but this will pass. The cycle is usually only 11-13 days long.

The Final Day of Hormones

The actual retrieval is the easy part of the process. It’s a same day in same day out
procedure that many donors state as being seamless and peaceful.

Light anesthesia is used, and the procedure shouldn’t last more than an hour or so.

A Gift In Return

Compensation is your Intended Parents way of giving back to you for what you’ve given to them. While most Intended Parents state that no monetary amount will ever cover their gratitude, they are happy to compensate you for your commitment to them and to the egg donation process.

Donors use compensation for a variety of things like paying down loans, starting a business, or helping them get back on the right track financially.

The Gift of Donation

There are so many benefits to Egg Donation. It is a rewarding experience that you will always be glad you did.

Helping others who are in need is something that will change you as a person as you go throughout your life. When you’re ready to offer the ultimate gift to another person, contact Conceptual Options — we can help get you started right away.


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Egg Donor Contracts

Conceptual Options’ Update: Egg Donors and Contracts – What You Need to Know

One of the most important parts of your Egg Donation process is the legal contract. It is intended to make you feel comfortable, as well as to your Intended Parents whom you will be donating to. 


Your generous act will assist a family in need, yet there are many moving parts to this process. The legal side to this process protects you in many ways and makes this a sound, ethical, and legal donation.

Here’s a few things to consider regarding contracts for Egg Donors:

The Nature of Contracts

There are many contracts that you will need to sign as an Egg Donor as you begin your cycle. First, you will sign a contract with Conceptual Options and the IVF Clinic, and then you will also sign a contract with your Intended Parents that is very specific and customized to your journey. You’ll even have input into certain aspects in terms of when and how you’d like to donate.

The contract will state where responsibilities lie, and what you can expect during your cycle. It clears up any gray areas in the world of Egg Donation. If you’d like to be anonymous, all of that is incorporated into your very own contract.

Are Contracts Needed for Egg Donors?

Contracts help everyone understand their full and complete responsibilities. This encourages all parties to do their best to help someone build their dream. It also ensures that you receive all that you are owed during the cycle. Contracts are nothing to be afraid of, in fact they should help you feel more comfortable.

For certain, an Egg Donation contract is put in place to ensure that you are protected, as well as the Intended Parents. If there is anything specific you think you’d like to request in your contract to make you feel more comfortable, all of that can be arranged with the fantastic legal team we work with.

Who Will Be Doing My Egg Donor Legal Work?

We work with some of these best legal experts in the world that know the “ins and outs” of Egg Donation. They will cross every legal point necessary to make sure everything is covered, and they will also make sure you feel comfortable and confident about the process.

You will first review the contract with your lawyer, and then state what changes you request if any. If the contract looks great to you, you sign it and send it right back to your lovely Intended Parents who are anxiously awaiting your approval.

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts are a positive thing for all Egg Donors, including the disposition of the eggs/embryos and your rights as an Egg Donor.

Conceptual Options and your legal team will be here to help you in every step of the way. Regardless of if you want an open, semi-open, or anonymous donation, all of this can be tailored to you and your Intended Parents!

Whenever you’re ready to make a donation to a couple or individual who cannot conceive on their own, contact us today!


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How to be an egg donor

The Do’s and Don’ts When Becoming An Egg Donor with Conceptual Options

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become an Egg Donor and bless the lives of others. You will be performing perhaps the most generous act possible as you help others build a family. There is no other gift that is comparable to the gift of life.

Does donating eggs have a few restrictions while you are in the middle of your cycle? Sure. But that’s also why you’re compensated: to make up for the inconvenience and cover you for whatever discomfort that may incur.

If you’re considering becoming an Egg Donor or you’ve just signed your contract to be one, here are a few helpful hints when it comes to the do’s and do not’s of Egg Donation:

1. Don’t Smoke Weed

Weed: green is the new……green. We understand that many young women like to occasionally use cannabis for relaxation or pain. However, once you sign your cycle agreement, is essential that you stop smoking cannabis immediately.

If you continue to do so, it will show up and the regular blood work that needs to be performed, and it can result in a cancelation of a cycle. This is because no positive drug test can come back to the IVF clinic on your behalf.

If you feel like you have a dependency on weed, please state that to our wonderful team when applying.

2. Do Take Care

Take care of yourself during your egg donor cycle. You will be on hormones, and sometimes you will feel a little bloated. However, if you are performing a cycle in another city, then you will certainly have per diem, and you should take yourself to dinner.

And, another option – relax at your hotel, and get a massage. Do whatever you need to do to ensure that you are cared for during your egg donor cycle. This will help you have a smooth and easy egg retrieval and also help you recover quickly.

3. Zika Zika

You’ve probably already stated in your application if you have been to a country with a risk of zika infections. However, if you are signed on as a donor, do not go to a zika infected region. This includes Mexico! Steer clear until you have performed your cycle.

Going to a zika region will likely result in having your egg donation cycle pushed back by six months.

4. Do Ask Questions

It is better to be informed than to be left wondering what the next step is or if something is permitted during your cycle. Please, ask us all of the questions you want, and let us help you make a sound decision for a healthy cycle.

If you are wondering when or where you can travel, give us a call and we can steer you in the right direction (or to the right zika free zone).

Cycle On

During your cycle, there will be plenty of information and dos and do not’s. However, if you have any concerns or want more information, reach out to us at anytime. We are here to make sure you are cared for and feel comfortable and confident.

When you’re ready to begin your journey as an egg donor, contact us today!