I have donated my eggs twice now with Donor Nexus and I plan on cycling again when I can! Both times went a bit differently for me, but I seriously enjoyed each one of them. Yes, it can be a lot to deal with – daily injections, doctor’s appointments, and things you can & cannot do – but in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t so bad.
The injections seem intimidating at first, but once you get the first one over with you realize it isn’t so bad. For me, the injections went for 2-3 weeks and I felt some bloating towards the second half of it, nothing extreme or unbearable. As long as you’re making sure you’re taking care of yourself, fueling your body with protein and electrolytes and keeping healthy everything is all good!
The [egg retrieval] procedure itself can also feel intimidating at first, but the nurses make you feel so comfortable and it’s over before you know it. I literally woke up from the anesthesia the first time saying, “Let’s do this again!”
I still don’t know if I want to have my own children or not, which is initially why I was interested in donating. I thought, there are so many people out there who are trying so hard to have children, but they just can’t do it on their own. I’m young and healthy, why can’t I help these people? I think it’s an amazing thing. So far, I haven’t heard if a pregnancy has come out of my donations, but I am so looking forward to the day that it does!