In this video, one of our egg donors offers advice to first-time egg donors! If you prefer text, we have the video transcribed for you below.
"I'd just like to start off by saying how amazing Donor Nexus is to work with. They are always checking in on me, making sure I am doing well, and making sure I don't have any questions or concerns. If I have any questions, they are always there to answer and make me feel better.
I have been a donor twice, and one thing I have found that would be a great piece of advice for a first-time egg donor is to follow the diet plan that they give you. Drinking lots of Gatorade, lots of protein, and lots of salt. I have really found that that helps with the recovery process. I feel way less bloated. The first time, I should have drank more protein drinks and Gatorade. The second time, I really followed it as closely as I could and it really helped. I have a friend who is a donor too, and she found the same thing. I just think that is some great advice. It's kind of funny, you read about diet and think, "I don't know if this would actually make a difference." But it seems to really make a difference, so that would be my advice to you.
Being a donor has been an amazing process. It's so rewarding helping a family have kids and I really suggest doing it!"