In this article, we answer the following common questions regarding donating eggs in Kingston:
Will my egg supply get depleted?
No, your egg supply will not be depleted because the egg donation cycle is similar to a menstrual cycle.
For instance, a girl will have about 300,000 – 400,000 eggs in her body by the time she reaches puberty. Out of these, only about 400 eggs are ovulated in her lifetime. Out of about 10-20 eggs which mature every menstrual cycle, only one is ovulated while the rest die.
During an egg donation cycle, we make the eggs in the ovaries grow equally using hormone medication. Unlike in a regular menstrual cycle where a dominant egg is fertilized, and the rest die, our hormone medication turns off the ability of one egg to become dominant. All the eggs, including what would be lost during the normal menstrual cycle, are retrieved. This, therefore, means there is no significant depletion of your egg count when you donate eggs.
What are the side effects of donating eggs?
Here are some of the potential side effects you may experience during or after the egg donation cycle:
At Fertility Match, we do not often have donors who experience OHSS. This is because we pay much attention to the dose administered to our donors, especially those with high follicle counts, as they are at risk of OHSS.
We also make our donors aware of the symptoms they should look out for in the event of OHSS for quick attention and care at our clinics.
What are the side effects of the medication used for egg maturation?
Women worry about how taking hormones would impact their fertility or even mood. Because of this, there is concern about the possible side effects of medication used for egg maturation.
At Fertility Match, we administer hormones that work in similar ways to the hormones produced by the body. Moreover, the doses we administer are specific to each woman’s natural hormone levels and follicle counts. Therefore, the hormone levels will always get to normal two weeks after donation or immediately after the menstrual cycle that follows the retrieval. To date, there is no scientific evidence indicating that these medications impact future fertility.
Before the donation cycle, we require you to take a birth control pill. This pill, like other injectable hormones or the start of the normal menstrual cycle, can trigger moodiness. The good thing is that the mood stabilizes as the body adapts to the medication.
How do I prevent any complications that may arise?
In order to save your fertility and reduce the risks of suffering OHSS, do the following:
Apply to become an egg donor in Kingston today!
The team at Fertility Match will take you through the process of becoming an egg donor while ensuring your safety and well-being. We have worked with many donors over the years, and you can be sure you are in the right hands.
If you want to donate eggs in Kingston, contact Fertility Match for a more fulfilling experience that prioritizes your safety.