At Creative Love Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agency we work with many women just like you who have decided to start their journey of becoming an egg donor. In today’s blog we will discuss what it takes to become an egg donor, hopefully helping you in your research and aiding in your decision, regardless of what that decision may be.
Becoming an Egg Donor is an Important Decision
It is important to know that becoming an egg donor is a big decision, one that only you can make for yourself. We always encourage women interested in egg donation to do their own research beforehand and to better understand what being an egg donor actually entails. Although it is a beautiful choice to make, as you are helping others, egg donation isn’t for everyone and it isn’t a decision one should take lightly.
Understanding the Egg Donation Requirements
Before beginning your journey to becoming an egg donor it is important to understand the requirements. There are a number of egg donor requirements you can read here though some of the main ones are:
- You must be a healthy female between 20 and 30 years old
- You must have a regular period
- You must be within a healthy BMI (BMI index between 19 and 29)
- You must not have any kind of STD
- You must be a non-smoker
- You must not use drugs
- You must be psychologically healthy (including no present use of anti-depressants, tranquilizers or mood stabilizers)
- You must not have had a tattoo in the past 6 months
The egg donor requirements are in place to ensure a successful transfer and overall journey.
The Egg Donation Process
Once you know if you meet the requirements to become an egg donor it is important to understand the egg donation process. Although it’s not the longest process, there are a number of steps you should familiarize yourself with. Below is a brief overview of the various steps.
Egg Donor Application
The first step to becoming an egg donor is filling out our egg doner application here.
Following your successful submission of your application, the next step would be to complete an egg donor screening. During the screening you will complete the FSH, E2, AMH and a transvaginal ultrasound to look at your ovaries as well as to get a count of your resting Antral Follicles. In addition, you will be tested for STDs, Hormone Levels, and Genetic Diseases. Learn more about our screening process here.