Three Ways to Make Donating Eggs Easier

Not knowing what to expect and having concerns about pain and discomfort prior to an egg donation cycle are very common for potential donors. Egg donation is a medical procedure, and while it does not require surgery, it’s understandable that you may have concerns about time spent under anesthesia in a doctor’s office.

At Egg Donor America, we want to make sure that every aspect of an egg donor’s time as a donor is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We’ve outlined three ways to make donating eggs easier for anyone considering becoming a donor or newly accepted into a donor program.

1. Don’t hold back; ask all your questions: Entering into an egg donor program with questions is expected, but our case managers can only do their best to anticipate your questions, it’s ultimately up to you to ask them. Case managers will do everything they can to make sure you feel comfortable and prepared for the donation process, and they definitely want to know if you think something hasn’t been addressed. It can be helpful for donors to make a list of their questions as they develop to stay organized and keep track of concerns.

2. Do your research, but check your sources: Just like almost anything on the internet, there’s information that’s helpful and based on facts—and information that is decidedly less so. We strongly recommend that potential donors stick with authoritative sources for information about egg donation. Or get answers by talking directly with an agency and/or your doctor. It can be tough to navigate across personal blogs, magazine articles, and speculative hot takes, but it’s always worth taking the time to find resources you trust.

3. Get your schedule organized: Egg donation does require some time off from normal school/work commitments to be able to attend appointments. Many donors have found it helpful to plan out these appointments as far in advance as possible so they can work them into their schedule. The day of your retrieval procedure will require time off, a ride home, and a recovery period. This should absolutely be made a priority during scheduling.

Of course, we always encourage donors or those interested in this process to contact our case managers directly. You can do so online here or by calling us during normal business hours at this number: (855) 616-3415.