Egg Donation Process: From Application to Recovery
Egg donors have several reasons to consider donating your eggs. For some, the choice is financial and for others, it’s the generous act of helping a couple have a baby. And it can certainly be both.
Becoming an egg donor is an admirable way of breathing life into someone else’s dreams of becoming a parent. Many infertile couples and individuals need donor eggs to build a family. Beyond the egg donor compensation, most egg donors gain legitimate and life-changing satisfaction from helping individuals fulfill their dreams.
To become a PureOvum egg donor, you will complete an online application. Once your application is approved, you’ll be contacted and asked to join Southern California’s most prominent egg donor program and complete the entire admissions process.
What is Egg Donation?
Egg donation involves a donor who provides eggs to a recipient for the purpose of getting pregnant. Sometimes this recipient is the intended parent, and other times, it may be a surrogate who will carry a pregnancy for the intended parents.
PureOvum egg donor requirements in California were set by using strict guidelines set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Statistically, fewer than 3 percent of those who apply to become an egg donor for our Southern California physician-owned egg donor program will make it through our screening process and become egg donors. There is an enormous difference between wanting to do something and being able to do something. PureOvum focuses on what it takes to become an egg donor.
What Takes Place in Recovery?
The care received during an egg donor cycle is incomparable to other egg donor programs in the USA. We take care of our egg donors in a way that other programs can’t because they over accept donors at an unremittingly high rate. Unlike other programs, our donor egg program in Southern California offers you — a customized, secure journey that will make you feel comfortable every step of the way.
PureOvum egg donors are treated with the utmost respect from day 1. Medically, donors are continuously monitored and required to complete pre and post-retrieval checkups to ensure each donor in the PureOvum program is preparing and recovering properly from both the ovarian stimulation and retrieval. Our fertility team closely monitors the donor’s progress at every stage of the process.
It’s not easy to predict the discomfort you may experience before, during, and after the egg retrieval process. Many factors may contribute to pain, including your personal tolerance level, your body’s reaction to the different medications, as well as any complications you may experience.
Symptoms you may have after the egg retrieval include:
- vaginal soreness
- abdominal cramping
The good news is that you can expect your discomfort to improve as soon as the day or a few days after the retrieval procedure. Your doctor will advise you about over-the-counter (OTC) medications you can take for pain, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. A heating pad may also help ease abdominal discomfort.