Conceptual Options Honors NICU Families at Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala In Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Miracle Babies

Conceptual Options Honors NICU Families at Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala In Rancho Santa Fe, California

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Conceptual Options was a proud benefactor sponsor of the Miracle Babies 9th Annual Gala, entitled Minuit à Versailles. The staff of Conceptual Options enjoyed a delicious dinner, silent auction, and dancing and live music while honoring those babies and their families that enter the NICU each year. In fact, did you know that 500,000 babies are admitted to NICU each and every year in the US?

As a Surrogacy and Egg Donation agency, we understand the importance of not only prenatal care, but also the care that some babies have to undergo after birth in the NICU.

Here is alittle more about Miracle Babies from their site:

Miracle Babies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded to support NICU families. When a baby is born premature or with medical complications, that family’s life changes drastically. Stress becomes a near constant emotion, difficult decisions must be made, and life in the NICU becomes a reality.

This unexpected journey is one that no parent hopes to experience, and often times, something that many families are unprepared for financially. Miracle Babies’s founding purpose is to support these NICU families by providing needs-based financial assistance to low-income families through our Family Assistance Program. By helping to address some of the financial barriers that keep parents away from their new baby (transportation, groceries, and child care costs), we help moms and dads get to and from the NICU more often, increasing rates of breastfeeding and Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin practice.

In addition to our direct financial assistance program, we also support NICU families through the distribution of MB Cares Bags. These bags are distributed on a monthly basis to hospitals throughout the county of San Diego and contain items designed to support families during their NICU stays.

Miracle Babies also recognizes the importance of research, in decreasing future preterm births, and works closely with multiple community partners to advance the collective understanding of preterm birth, and design interventions that result in better health outcomes for NICU babies.

We are together for a better beginning.

Find out more about Miracle Babies, and how you can also help NICU families and their babies here.


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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!