My Egg Donor Experience, by Donor D
Becoming an egg donor was one of the easiest decisions of my life. Being a mother myself, I couldn't even imagine what the intended parents are going through with trying to conceive. When I first found out about egg donation, I was a little bit nervous, but very excited to be able to help others. I got my first match within a couple months after submitting my application and Mackenzie was always so helpful with any questions or concerns that I had, so the process was very easy for me. A few weeks after my first cycle, I called Mackenzie to check the results of the potential pregnancies for the multiple couples and ALL 3 couples got pregnant!!! How awesome is that?! That's when I realized I wanted to donate again as many times as possible. That moment made me feel like I was on cloud 9 and that those people now get to experience the best thing in life, being a parent. I've donated my eggs 4 times now (soon to be 5) and it's been the best experience every time. I highly recommend becoming a donor, you get to help others dreams come true and the compensation isn't half bad either ;) It's a win-win situation for everyone. The process is different for everyone's bodies, my body takes very well to the medication and I always have tons of eggs so my ovaries are obviously stretched out, so it takes me about a week after surgery to feel 100% again. The recovery time shortens after every surgery I've had and the pain is very minor cramping and bloating. The process is so rewarding, that the temporary pain is totally worth it! I hope this blog post is informative to others and more wonderful ladies decide to donate!