Egg donation is a great way to help couples who are dreaming of a family, but are not able to conceive on their own. Although many women consider becoming a donor, it’s common to have questions about how the process will impact them down the line. Many women wonder if egg donation and future fertility problems are common. Can there be side effects due to their egg donation? It is easy to get conflicting information when speaking with friends and family.
Future Fertility is not Related to Past Egg Donation
Egg donation and future fertility issues are not related. In fact, donating your eggs while you are young has no impact on your future fertility. Each woman is born with hundreds of eggs. Even if an egg donation cycle retrieves 20 eggs, a woman’s egg reserve more than compensates for the donation. Verifying a potential donor's adequate egg reserve is one of the steps necessary for a woman to qualify as an egg donor.
- Fertility medication often has side effects
- The severity of the side effects differs between women and between cycles
- Some women experience mild side effects while other experience more severe levels
- It is important to note that all side effects are temporary and will cease after you stop taking the fertility medication
- There is constant monitoring of the donor's ovaries throughout the donation cycle using blood work and ultrasounds
- Monitoring allows the fertility team to see how your cycle is progressing and how your body is reacting to the medication
- If changes are warranted during the cycle, the medical team will immediately make you aware of those changes
- After the egg retrieval, each donor will receive a follow up visit
- This follow up visit is to ensure the donor's body has healed from the retrieval and has returned to normal hormone levels after taking the fertility medication
Egg Donation and Fertility Preservation
To receive additional information about egg donation, talk to the fertility preservation experts at New Hope Fertility Center. If you would like to schedule a consultation to donate your eggs, or become an egg donation recipient patient at New Hope Fertility Center, please click the icon below - or - call 917-525-5496.