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Egg Donor Overview

Being an Egg Donor is Not a Job. It’s an Immense Act of Kindness.

At Fertility Specialists of Texas (FST), a leading IVF center based in Frisco, Texas, we’re always looking for caring, compassionate, healthy young women who have an innate desire to help others achieve their dreams of parenthood.

START: Complete the 3-step application process: online prescreening, the online application and the in-person medical screening.

APPROVAL: Once approved, you will become an active donor; your profile will be shared with FST couples actively searching for an egg donor.

SELECTION: When a couple chooses you, you’ll start a cycle that increases egg production for retrieval and donation.

FINISH: Once the egg retrieval is complete, you’ll receive compensation, return to the donor pool and savor the amazing joy that comes from giving someone the greatest gift … dreams fulfilled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful to be an egg donor?

The process of egg donation is generally very well tolerated. During the average 10 days of stimulation medications, the last 3-5 days can become uncomfortable as your ovaries grow in size. You are under anesthesia for the procedure itself and most people report some mild to moderate cramping that day and the next. Most people feel 100% back to normal within a week of the retrieval. The most common complaints are pelvic pressure and fullness.

Will my fertility be compromised if I am an egg donor?

No! This is a common misconception. Every month your ovaries produce a large group of eggs and your brain tells one of those eggs to grow and ovulate. The rest of the eggs die. During the egg donation process, we simply make all of those eggs grow together so we can harvest them. Your ovaries go back to making the groups of eggs every month immediately after. We are NOT taking eggs that would have ovulated later.

What are the side effects of egg donation?

The main side effects of the process are mood swings, pelvic fullness and pressure.

 

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