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My Egg Donor Experience, by Donor N

When I first heard about egg donation, I was really interested in learning more about the process. I did some research and got really excited for my initial consultation. After I went to my consultation, I couldn’t wait to set up my profile and get started! I thought it was an amazing way to help people who couldn’t conceive and I knew it would be a wonderful feeling. A few months after I set up my profile, I got chosen to donate. I must admit, I was really nervous! Mackenzie was great at calming me down and letting me know that everything would be okay. She made me feel so much less nervous. Once I started my injections, I then got excited and anxious. I didn’t know how I’d feel throughout the process, but I soon realized it wasn’t bad at all! I knew I could get through it, and I knew I’d feel great afterwards knowing I was helping someone. The closer I got to my donation date, the more bloated I started feeling. The doctor told me it was normal because I had so many eggs and my ovaries were stretched out. The donation process itself was pretty simple and I left the clinic with some minor cramping. I stayed in bed for a few days and drank Gatorade as I was told to do. It took about a week and a half for the bloating to go away and I felt fine after that. My first donation was in 2013 and I have done 5 cycles so far, soon to be 6. Every single donation resulted in a happy ending…babies! Some were even twins! I actually received a thank you card from one family that I donated to and it made me feel so amazing inside that I started crying. Finding out that this particular couple had been trying for 8 years to conceive and that I helped them achieve their dream of having a child made me feel so warm inside. I wanted to donate over and over again! I am about to start my 6th and final cycle, and it’s a bittersweet feeling. I’m happy to have been able to help several families, but I am sad that this will be my last cycle. With all this being said, I definitely recommend anyone who is unsure if they would want to do this donation process or not, to do it. It really is minimally painful, and completely worth it!

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