Egg donation is a process of giving one’s egg to a couple in order for them to conceive a baby. The entire medical and travel expenses of the donor will be compensated for by the recipient couple, in addition to the amount that the donor will get from the egg donation itself. Although the process of giving eggs involves surgical procedure, many women undergo the procedure both for the satisfaction of fulfilling the dreams of childless couples and the large amount of money that it gives.
If you’re a woman and you’re interested in how you can earn money donating eggs, read the instructions below:
- Assess yourself. Before you go thinking of ways of spending the money you’re going to earn from donating your eggs, stop and evaluate yourself first if you have what it takes to become an egg donor. Generally, egg clinics look for women who are healthy, don’t have a history of genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis and autism, are 18 years old and above, and don’t display high risk behaviors.
- Look for an egg clinic. After assessing and concluding to yourself that you’re a qualified egg donor, you can now search for an egg clinic. As you’ll make frequent trips to the clinic, opt for a clinic near your place. To look for an egg clinic, read the advertisement section of magazines and newspapers, or, better yet, ask your family doctor of an egg clinic that he can recommend. Before going to any egg clinic, be sure to do your homework first and ensure that the clinic is reputable. You don’t want to get taken advantage of, nor put your health at risk.
- Take a medical exam and answer a questionnaire. When you’ve found an egg clinic, the clinic will ask you take a medical exam and answer a questionnaire. Passing the medical exam will guarantee the clinic that you are healthy and a good egg donor candidate. The medical exam includes a blood test, a pelvic examination, and a physical and psychological examination. Aside from taking the medical exam, you must also submit the medical history of your family to prove to the clinic that you do not have any hereditary disease. When this is done, the clinic will give you a questionnaire that comprises of personal questions such as religious affiliation, profession, and ethnicity.
- Sign the egg donor contract. If the egg clinic accepts you as an egg donor, you will be given an egg donor contract to sign. Before signing the contract, make sure that you read all of the terms and conditions listed in it. Rules regarding egg donation varies from state to state, but generally they adhere to the following rules: you agree that you will not have any parental claim to the child, all the financial needs of the child will be shouldered by the recipient couple, and that all the procedures done during the egg donation will be shouldered by the recipient couple.
- Proceed with the egg donation. After signing the egg donor contract, you’ll now undergo the egg donation procedure. The procedure involves the injection of the gonadotropin hormone will trigger you to produce several eggs during ovulation. During this stage, you will be constantly monitored for the state of the eggs. Come egg harvesting time, you will be subjected to general anesthesia so that the clinic can remove your eggs painlessly with a needle. The eggs are then fertilized in a petri dish with the recipient father’s sperm. Some of the fertilized eggs will be implanted on the recipient mother’s uterus, while some will be frozen for future implantations or, if the implanted eggs did not fully develop, will be inserted in the recipient mother’s uterus.
One thing to be careful of while undergoing the process of egg donation is the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Normally, your body produces only an egg or two during ovulation. Now, as your body is induced to overproduce eggs during egg donation, the chances of getting an egg fertilized is increased. Due to this, you must practice abstinence during the procedure.