Donating an egg is a selfless, beautiful act- it is fantastic, only if you are doing it out of passion and the need to help those who cannot have a child on their own. Infertility is something affecting many people and at some point, it causes couples to resort in seeking egg donors to help them out. While donating eggs can be perceived as a gift that many don’t have, it can also be a difficult process if you do not know how to go about. Many women end up not getting the satisfaction or monetary gains they intended because they make mistakes. Here are some of the mistakes to avoid:
Not finding a trusted donor agency
When you want to be an egg donor, make sure you do your research to find the right agency to handle the process. Agencies understand the procedure and they will help you to be comfortable and attain the satisfaction you need. The process may not be easy especially if it is your first time. You are likely to find things different from what you expected. There is the emotional challenge that comes with the process and if you lack the support, you may endure a lot of difficulties. You need to listen to the voice of other donors you have used the services of a donor agency. This way, you will make an informed decision. Sometimes, complications may arise, and without the support from an agency, you may not receive the needed medical attention.
Engaging with agencies who are not transparent
The intending parents will pay for the costs involved including medical expenses, food, and other costs. A good agency allows you to know any costs that you will cover on your own up front. Also, a trusted agent will be transparent and give you information on what you should receive from the egg donation. Any act of masking details about the payments or costs can raise red flags and you should refrain from dealing with donor agencies that are not clear, in as far as, the payment and costs are concerned.
Not getting sufficient details about the procedure
Sometimes, agencies may be private about issues regarding medical procedures an egg donor has to undergo. While the procedures may differ depending on the health needs of the donor or the agency a donor is using, it is important that the details be discussed with you. When you know what to expect from the procedure, you are able to make your decision. It also prepares you psychologically to endure the process.
If you plan to involve yourself in the process of donating eggs to intending parents, you will need a lot of support both from the family and the donor agency. The egg donation process may be emotionally difficult especially if you are undecided as to whether you want to do it or not. Keeping in touch with parents and family can give you support during those difficult moments when emotions are overwhelming.