Donors

Become a Donor

Click below buttons to review. Click on Register Now to fill the Donor application.

Do I pass the basic requirements to be an Egg Donor?

Prior to filling out your online application/profile, please make sure you meet the following criteria. These requirements are the global standard. They are put in place, to protect you, the Intended Parent(s), and any up-and-coming baby(ies):

- I am aged 21 to 30yrs.
- I am in excellent health.
- My Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 18-27?
- I am a Non-smoker, non-drug user and am not alcohol dependent
- I have no Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
- I have no family history of genetic disorders.
- I have no significant family history of Cancer (significant meaning multiple immediate family members).
- I am not undergoing treatment for depression or anxiety.
- I have a high school diploma.
- I am flexibility in my daily schedule, for 6-8 weeks, to attend all appointments.
- I have not had the Depo Provera shot for at least 8 months. And I, do not currently have Norplant or hormonal IUD.
- I have not obtained any tattoos, body piercing, or blood transfusions any time within the past 12 months.
- I am willing to go through medical and psychological screening.
- I am willing to consent to drug and nicotine testing.
- I am willing to self-administer daily injections or have someone who can administer for me.
- I am willing to maintain and keep my application/profile up to date.
- I am dependable, reliable, and responsible.

I have checked all the basic donor requirements, should I pass, what are the next steps to joining?

Step 1: Apply Online

Register and apply by simply hitting the Register button. You’re AWESOME! We truly appreciate your commitment and willingness to helping fulfil the dream of parenthood.

Step 2: Should you be eligible, complete your profile

Once you submit your completed online profile, our staff will review your profile for program suitability.

Step 3: Watch a welcome video and schedule an online video call with us

Watch an informative welcome video which explains all you need to know in-depth. Once you have watched the video, you will schedule an online video call with one of our staff to discuss your profile further and to answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel totally comfortable and fully informed. We look very forward to meeting you.

Step 4: Maintain and keep your profile up to date

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now an Eggspecting, Inc Egg Donor.

Step 5: Your profile is under review by Intended Parents for selection

Once you are accepted into our database, you are viewable to Intended Parent(s) via password log in only. No identifying information will be visible. Although Eggspecting, Inc cannot guarantee that a donor will ever be selected, the duration of the matching process is usually a few days to a few months. The matching process depends on who our Intended Parent(s) are, their chosen IVF clinic & location and what they are looking for in their donor at that time.

Step 6: Once selected and all agreed upon by you, a donation cycle starts

Each cycle is unique. Prior to finalizing a Donor/Parent(s) match, we will always clarify the cycle details & planning, compensation, and terms & conditions. Once you have agreed and all parties are happy, we will begin the cycle process. How exciting!

Step 7: Medical and Psychological Screening

Our Egg Donor screening process is of the highest standard. You will need to complete some Drs appointments and Lab visits before you can begin treatment. These tests are necessary for your own safety, and so that we can confirm you are eligible to be an Egg Donor and a good match with the particular cycle Intended Parent(s). You will benefit immensely from some of the testing as you will gain invaluable insight into your genetic, physical, and reproductive health. This information could impact you to make the right decisions for your own future. The screening process which will include, but are not limited to, fertility & hormone testing, comprehensive genetics panel, all infectious diseases, ovarian ultrasound & physical, communicable diseases, full overall health with drug panel and a psychological evaluation. Donor screening is required of all donors and is paid for by the Intended Parent(s) of the cycle. Once all screening is completed, and you have received clearance that you are eligible for the cycle, you will move onto the Legal phase. You will receive two agreements per cycle, one between yourself & our Agency, this one requires you to simply review, you are welcome to ask us for any clarifications, once understood and happy, you can sign and return. You will receive a 2nd agreement between Donor & Intended Parent(s), when you are ready, you will be required to schedule an online consultation with our appointed Attorney to review/revise the first draft of this agreement. This is also your chance to ask your Attorney for any clarifications. Once this agreement has been finalized you will sign online with your Attorney. You will now receive Legal clearance and will be able to move onto the next phase which is to start the cycle and treatment. Your attorney will be paid for by the Intended Parent(s).

Step 8: Once all screening is passed, it’s time to sync and prepare you for your donation cycle

The screening, syncing and preparation for a cycle can take up to 6 to 8 weeks, this is from start of screening until day 1 of cycle, the day you start treatment. You will be instructed to take birth control pills for anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks leading up to the cycle start. This will suppress your natural menstrual cycle and will help with synchronizing you with the Intended Parent(s) or Gestation Carrier’s. On day 1 of the cycle, you will be examined by the cycle Dr, as per their instruction, you will begin to take daily hormone stimulation injections for approximately 11 to 14 days. During this time ultrasound examinations and blood tests are used to evaluate your response to the treatment. Once your happy follicles all mature, you will receive a trigger injection. +/- 36 hours after this injection, you will undergo the egg retrieval procedure under a mild twilight sedation. Post retrieval care is super important too, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way. Our Egg Donors mean the world to us, and we only ever want what is best for you, always.
You have made a difference! You truly are a special person for giving this gift of hope and dreams come true!
By being the change you want to see in the world, you will not only be making others dreams come true, but you will also be able to build your own dreams with the compensation received. Although financial compensation is not the only motivating factor for a woman to choose to become and Egg Donor, we believe that an Egg Donor should be reasonably compensated to thank her for her time, commitment, inconvenience, and risks involved in egg donation. Besides this, the indescribable feeling of knowing that you helped others in their dream of parenthood, by creating life to start or grow their family is totally priceless.

Each cycle is unique. Each Egg Donor is unique. There are a many different factors that determine a Donors compensation. These factors include, but are not limited to, country Donor resides in, country of retrieval currency, laws and regulations, prior Donor experience & donation history, Donor exclusivity. In some cases where an Egg Donor, to give you some examples has, rare unique characteristics, education levels & qualifications, or outstanding achievements, compensations can be higher.

Typically, our USA based Egg Donor compensations start from $5000 USD up to $10 000 USD, in some cases $11 000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Our South Africa based Egg Donor compensations start from $3000 USD to $5000 USD, in some cases $6000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Compensation increases by $500 per cycle completed through Eggspecting, Inc.

Compensation is paid in stages. You will receive $1000 USD of the agreed upon amount once you confirm you have started treatment, meaning you have started medication and completed your 1st hormone injection. The remainder of your compensation will be paid post retrieval, within 5 business days regardless of the quantity or quality of the eggs retrieved.

As an Egg Donor your Intended Parent(s) of each cycle are responsible for the expenses incurred as a result of the egg donation, in addition to your donor compensation.

These expenses including the following:
- All screening expenses
- All medical expenses
- Birth Control Pill
- Attorney fee
- Complications Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Travel visa if required
- Roundtrip Airfare (for yourself and for your companion should it be a travel companion/individual cycle)
- Hotel room (to be shared with a 2nd Egg Donor should it be a group cycle and to be shared with travel companion should it be a companion/individual cycle)
- Ground Transportation to all in cycle clinic appointments (generally provided in UBER vouchers)
- Generous per diem meal allowance (accommodation generally includes breakfast, if not included it will be provided for in your meal allowance)
- Excessive mileage for screening appointments leading up to cycle or for Airport/Station round trip.
- Pre-Natal Vitamins


An Egg Donor is responsible for making her own travel arrangements and for covering travel expenses to and from any screening appointments and, should the cycle not be in your home state, to and from the airport/station. Fuel will be reimbursed for any excessive milage over and above 26mi’s/42km’s one way, we will require a receipt thereof for reimbursement.

Don’t worry, we know it is a lot of information, all the necessary information will be explained to you in-depth by our staff. It is all also outlined in your cycle agreements. We are here to guide you through this process, every step of the way.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

An Egg Donor is a very special selfless woman, with the most beautiful heart who through Egg Donation can give others the gift of parenthood and a chance at starting or growing a family.

An egg donor donates a few of her eggs, to a couple or single parent, who are unable to conceive a child(ren) naturally. Once the eggs are retrieved, they are fertilised with the Intended Parent(s) sperm for embryo creation. Embryo(s) are then transferred into the recipient Mother or Surrogate’s uterus.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
We understand that a woman's motivation to donate is partially financial. However, this should not be a donor's sole motivation to donate her eggs. Intended Parent(s) often at times pour a mixture of emotions and finances into an egg donation cycle. There are real people on the other end of this equation, and we ask donors to put themselves in their shoes. Eggspecting, Inc will only work with women who also exude compassion and work within the premise of empathy for the Intended Parent(s) they are helping. Our experience has taught us that kind-heartedness is truly the key ingredient to success.

What are some of the benefits of becoming an egg donor? - Earning extra income while still going to school or work. - All-expenses paid trips for yourself and a companion if asked (and willing) to travel out of state or internationally. - Knowing you’ve helped a fellow human being achieve their dreams of having a baby

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Our Eggspecting, Inc team are all numerous times prior Egg Donors ourselves. We have facilitated hundreds of Egg Donations over many successful years in business. We fully understand the needs of our Egg Donors and Intended Parent(s). We can guarantee you expert guidance every step of the way. We pride ourselves in service excellence, transparency, building long lasting relationships and in always going the extra mile. We are not in this business for anything other than to help others. We respect and appreciate the contributions of our egg donors. Without generous people like you, we could not do our work. It is what makes us different than other agencies, and why you can feel comfortable and confident working with us. In addition, we follow the standards of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Guidelines for Oocyte Donation. Our Egg Donors mean the world to us, and their safety and happiness come first above all else. Besides our experience and knowledge of egg donation, we have a few amazing Egg Donors who are either existing Egg Donors with our agency or have been Donors with us and have retired, who would gladly speak with you, we want you to have complete peace of mind on this incredible venture you are about to embark on.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us
Its super simple, all you have to do is check the basic Egg Donor requirements. Should you pass, please read through the information under the Process section. It is all outlined for you there.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Our Egg Donor screening process is of the highest standard. You will need to complete some Drs appointments and Lab visits before you can begin treatment. These tests are necessary for your own safety, and so that we can confirm you are eligible to be an Egg Donor and a good match with the particular cycle Intended Parent(s). You will benefit immensely from some of the testing as you will gain invaluable insight into your genetic, physical, and reproductive health. This information could impact you to make the right decisions for your own future. The screening process which will include, but are not limited to, fertility & hormone testing, comprehensive genetics panel, all infectious diseases, ovarian ultrasound & physical, communicable diseases, full overall health with drug panel and a psychological evaluation. Donor screening is required of all donors and is paid for by the Intended Parent(s) of the cycle. Once all screening is completed, and you have received clearance from the Intended Parent(s) chosen Fertility Clinic and Dr, that you are eligible for the cycle, you will move onto the Legal phase. You will receive two agreements per cycle, one between yourself & our Agency, this one requires you to simply review, you are welcome to ask us for any clarifications, once understood and happy, you can sign and return. You will receive a 2nd agreement between Donor & Intended Parent(s), when you are ready, you will be required to schedule an online consultation with our appointed Attorney to review/revise the first draft of this agreement. This is also your chance to ask your Attorney for any clarifications. Once this agreement has been finalized you will sign online with your Attorney. You will now receive Legal clearance and will be able to move onto the next phase which is to start the cycle and treatment. Your attorney will be paid for by the Intended Parent(s).

As an Egg Donor your Intended Parent(s) of each cycle are responsible for the expenses incurred as a result of the egg donation, in addition to your donor compensation.

These expenses include the following:

- All screening expenses
- All medical expenses
- Birth Control Pill
- Attorney fee
- Complications Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Roundtrip Airfare (for yourself and for your companion should it be a travel companion/individual cycle)
- Hotel room (to be shared with a 2nd Egg Donor should it be a group cycle and to be shared with travel companion should it be a companion/individual cycle)
- Ground Transportation to all in cycle clinic appointments (generally provided in UBER vouchers)
-Generous per diem meal allowance (accommodation generally includes breakfast, if not included it will be provided for in your meal allowance)
- Excessive mileage for screening appointments leading up to cycle or for Airport/Station round trip.
- Pre-Natal Vitamins


An Egg Donor is responsible for making her own travel arrangements and for covering travel expenses to and from any screening appointments and, should the cycle not be in your home state, to and from the airport/station. Fuel will be reimbursed for any excessive milage over and above 26mi’s/42km’s one way, we will require a receipt thereof for reimbursement.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Donating your eggs does not deplete your ovarian reserve, it’s completely safe to donate more than one time. In fact, you can donate up to six times. Always be sure to take the right required break between donations, which is 12 weeks minimum to allow the body to recover and reset itself again. There are a couple of reasons the guideline of donation times per Egg Donor is no more than 6, here’s why…. Your health
Egg donation is a very safe process if you follow clear instructions from your cycle coordinator(s) and Dr(s). The ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine) has found that there is no reason to believe that egg donation causes long-term negative health effects. However, donating your eggs is a big commitment, both physically and mentally. After six rounds of fertility medication and egg retrieval procedures, your body deserves a rest.
Limiting the number of related donor-conceived babies
Depending on how many viable embryos result from an egg donation cycle, a family could end up having several children using the same Donors eggs. When you multiply that by several families, the number of babies who share the same Donors DNA can quickly rise. The reason for limiting the number to 6 donations helps minimize the chances that these children might bump into each other in the future.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.

Yes, you can donate if you have had a baby. And should you be breastfeeding, you would need to take 3 months break before starting the screening process for hormones to rebalance and for accurate testing results.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Yes! A tubal ligation (otherwise known as having your tubes tied) means although you can’t get pregnant, your ovaries still function normally. The egg donation procedure bypasses your fallopian tubes and accesses the ovaries directly. Having your tubes tide only affects your fallopian tubes, so you'll still be able to produce eggs.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
This is a common question, as many women prefer to use an IUD, contraceptive shots, or hormonal implants over the contraceptive pill.

Birth control pills or hormonal patches - Using birth control pills or other contraceptives like the Nuvo Ring or hormonal patches will not prevent you from becoming an egg donor. These are temporary methods of birth control that are easily discontinued to begin the egg donation process.

Depo-Provera - If you have been using the Depo-Provera shot, you will need to refrain from any shots for at least 8 months prior to applying. We cannot accept egg donors who are currently on the Depo-Provera shot. For more information on removal or stopping of any contraceptive, please see FAQ below, Can’t I just remove my hormonal releasing IUD?

Norplant, Implanon or Nexplanon - If you currently have a hormonal implant such as Norplant, Implanon, or Nexplanon, you’ll need to be willing to remove the implant in order to be accepted into our egg donation program.

Intrauterine Device (IUD) - As for becoming an egg donor with an IUD, it all comes down to whether your IUD is hormonal or non-hormonal.

Hormonal IUDs - Brands such as Mirena are called hormonal IUDs. They use slow-release hormone therapy to prevent pregnancy by thickening the mucus in the cervix, which reduces the chance of sperm fertilizing an egg. IUDs also suppress menstruation by thinning the lining of the uterus. For more information, please see FAQ below, Can I donate if I have a hormonal IUD?

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Few clinics may be willing to work with a donor who has a hormonal IUD, such as the Mirena, however, we cannot guarantee that the clinic your Intended Parent(s) are working with will accept such donors into their program and so a Donor can reasonably expect to remove her hormonal IUD after she is chosen by Intended Parent(s) to cycle. Removing it before being selected is not required however, having a hormonal IUD can add waiting time to cycle commencement which may be undesirable to Intended Parents. The reason for this is because an Egg Donor would have to schedule removal of the IUD with our/your OBGYN and then subsequently wait for her menstrual cycle to start again before she could begin the medical screening process.

Thus, keeping your hormonal IUD in carries a slight risk of decreasing your chances of being selected but this is not certain. If you have an IUD that does not release hormones such as Paragard, you may donate eggs without having it removed.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
As stated above, removing your hormonal IUD prior to being selected by Intended Parent(s) is not required but keeping it in can add additional waiting time to the egg donation cycle.

The choice to remove your hormonal IUD prior to selection, is a very personal decision that must be made at your own discretion and risk. If you are considering having your hormonal IUD removed there are three factors to take into serious consideration.

First, you could have your hormonal IUD removed and not be chosen for an egg donation cycle.

Secondly, while some insurance plans cover the removal of your hormonal IUD, some do not. The cost to remove your hormonal IUD is at your own expense (however, all other egg donation related expenses are covered by the Intended Parent(s)).

Thirdly, you could have your hormonal IUD removed, be chosen for an egg donation cycle, and not pass your screening due to possibilities which could not have been previously anticipated without medical testing. Such possibilities may include unfavorable hormone levels, discovery of an STD, low antral follicle count, indication of substance abuse, presence of an FDA Risk Factor, etc...

If after taking these possibilities into consideration you are still desirous to have your hormonal IUD removed before being selected we suggest you first speak to a representative at Eggspecting, Inc to ensure you meet the preliminary eligibility requirements. And as always, discussion with your OBGYN or health care professional is highly advised.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
By being the change you want to see in the world, you will not only be making others dreams come true, but you will also be able to build your own dreams with the compensation received. Although financial compensation is not the only motivating factor for a woman to choose to become and Egg Donor, we believe that an Egg Donor should be reasonably compensated to thank her for her time, commitment, inconvenience, and risks involved in egg donation. Besides this, the indescribable feeling of knowing that you helped others in their dream of parenthood, by creating life to start or grow their family is totally priceless.

Each cycle is unique. Each Egg Donor is unique. There are a many different factors that determine a Donors compensation. These factors include, but are not limited to, country Donor resides in, country of retrieval currency, laws and regulations, prior Donor experience & donation history, Donor exclusivity. In some cases where an Egg Donor, to give you some examples has, rare unique characteristics, education levels & qualifications, or outstanding achievements, compensations can be higher.

Typically, our USA based Egg Donor compensations start from $5000 USD up to $10 000 USD, in some cases $11 000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Our South Africa based Egg Donor compensations start from $3000 USD to $5000 USD, in some cases $6000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Compensation increases by $500 per cycle completed through Eggspecting, Inc.

Compensation is paid in stages. You will receive $1000 USD of the agreed upon amount once you confirm you have started treatment, meaning you have started medication and completed your 1st hormone injection. The remainder of your compensation will be paid post retrieval, within 5 business days regardless of the quantity or quality of the eggs retrieved.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
To create fairness amongst donors globally the base compensation amounts are determined by their country of residence, local currency, and purchasing power. Eggspecting, Inc uses USD for all compensation-based rates. Egg Donors typically make in the ranges of 1-3 months of the typical salary in their age and educational level range for their home countries. If all global egg donors were paid the exact same in compensation, then a large inequity would occur in the actual rate once converted to local currency for home country. E.g., $5,000 USD for an American Donor may be equivalent to 1-2 months’ worth of salary in America but 3-4 months’ worth of salary for a foreign donor once USD is converted into their local currency; So, ultimately the end results is foreign donor being paid more than their American donor counterpart. Compensation amounts are also influenced by Donor past donation history, education level, and certain unique physical characteristic or rare ethnicities, these are just a few of the reasons that determine donor compensations.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Yes. Its super easy and you will have our guidance. You will be shown a demonstration of how to administer the injections with very clear instructions. An Eggspecting, Inc representative will always be with you for your 1st injection, and until you are comfortable on your own. The IVF medications prescribed to mature your follicles are subcutaneous injections which are done in the privacy of your own home/accommodation. Subcutaneous means that these injections are administered into the fatty tissue of your belly. Since there are hardly any nerve endings in the fatty tissue of your belly these injections are relatively painless. You will give yourself daily injections at the same time each day while in cycle. The final trigger shot which is administered 36hrs prior to the egg retrieval is a one-time injection normally administered intramuscular, or into the buttocks. The staff at the IVF clinic will show you how to administer these injections. Although intimidating, most donors get the hang of it after their first injection and are often surprised at how painless they really are.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
This is one of the most common questions for women who are considering becoming an Egg Donor and the answer is, no it does not. There is no proven evidence that donating your eggs affects your own future fertility. The Egg Donation screening process, hormone treatment and retrieval procedure do not affect your future ability to have your own child(ren). The female body is super fascinating! We are born with millions of eggs. Each month when we are menstruating (on our period), a group of eggs begin the maturation process, but the body selects only one egg each menstruation/period to ovulate, while the rest are absorbed by the body. The hormone stimulation injections you take during the treatment "rescue" some of these excess eggs that the body does not use and would have ordinarily discarded on its own with your monthly period.

To ensure that you have sufficient eggs, for your own fertility and ample to donate a few, certain medical checks will be done during the screening process. Donating your eggs has no known impact on your fertility, in fact these medical checks will empower you with information about your own fertility status.

There are however some potential risks involved with Egg Donation. There is no need for you to be worried, we will explain this to you in-depth. It is also explained in FAQs: Am I restricted in any way during the donation process? And What are the potential risks involved? Please see for more information.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Egg donation should not be painful, the worst kind of pain you experience during the cycle, would be a sensation like that of a bad period pain. Egg donation is like any other medical procedure, there are some side effects involved and it differs for everyone. Some Egg Donors feel very little to no discomfort during the donation cycle. Others have varying symptoms that typically go away after the egg retrieval.
Typical side effects include:
- redness, swelling, or bruising on the lower abdominal area from the hormone stimulation injections
- feeling of pressure or bloating
- headache & tiredness
- breast tenderness
- irritability or moodiness


All symptoms experienced will go away with the next menstrual period post retrieval. The egg retrieval procedure is done under mild twilight sedation so you will not experience pain during the procedure. Post retrieval procedure, you might feel tired from the sedation and may experience some spotting and/or cramping, this is all normal, and usually goes away in +/-24hrs to a few days.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.

Initially to complete your sign up, takes a few hours. Your profile from start to finish, takes +/- 2hrs, it is extensive information all about yourself. This is your only means to present yourself to potential Intended Parents so it is therefore in your best interest to take careful time to complete it with as much information and as best quality and good quantity photographs as you possibly can. It is best to upload +/- 10 to 15 photographs of yourself ranging from baby, through toddler, childhood, teenager to recent years. It is advisable to upload a 1-2min introduction video of yourself. NB! Remember not to mention any personal details or your surname in the video. The video should be an introduction about you. If you want some tips for your video, please do not hesitate to ask us, we are here to assist you. You are required to log in from time to time and ensure all information is up to date or perhaps you want to refresh some of your photographs.

Although Eggspecting, Inc cannot guarantee that a donor will ever be selected, the duration of the matching process is usually a few days to a few months.

The screening, syncing and preparation for a cycle can take up to 6 to 8 weeks, this is from start of screening until day 1 of cycle, the day you start treatment.

The screening, syncing and preparation for a cycle can take up to 6 to 8 weeks, this is from start of screening until day 1 of cycle, the day you start treatment.

- In-State cycles, this is when the Donor resides in the same State, or in close proximity, to where the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic is located and therefore a Donor will not be required to travel out of her home state for the retrieval procedure. If a Donor resides more than a 3 hour drive from the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic, this may be considered an Out of State cycle.
- Out of State cycles, this is when the donor resides in a State other than the State in which the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic is located, which requires the Donor to travel for approximately 5-8 days to complete the donation cycle.
- Fertility clinics vary greatly with regards to their donor protocols. Many clinics allow for an Out of State Donor to be medically and psychologically screened as well as initially monitored at a clinic local to the Donor. In this case, Eggspecting, Inc will coordinate all the necessary arrangements with the selected fertility clinic local to the donor.
- Some fertility clinics require that the Donor travel to the primary/Intended Parent(s) fertility clinic for one day to complete all the medical and psychological screening, which usually requires the Donor to stay overnight in a hotel in that location. Most fertility clinics require that the Donor travel to the primary/Intended Parent(s) fertility clinic as she approaches her retrieval time, this is so that the last +/-week of in-cycle monitoring is carried out by the primary/Intended Parent(s) clinic. In addition to coordinating all the arrangements with the local/secondary screening/monitoring clinic, Eggspecting, Inc will coordinate all travel arrangements necessary for an out-of-state cycle.
- International cycles, this is when the Intended Parent(s) chosen/primary fertility clinic/Doctor is in another country. With an International cycle the Donor will have all her screening done locally where she resides. She will travel internationally for the cycle treatment which is injections, in-cycle monitoring, and retrieval procedure. This program is optional for all donors and requires a 19 day stay in retrieval country, including travel days.
- Any travel or visas required for any of the above-mentioned cycle types is not for the expense of the Egg Donor and will all be covered by the Intended Parent(s) of the cycle.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
You are required to abstain from sexual intercourse during treatment. There are a number of important reasons why, for your own safety and for the safety of the cycle.

Here’s why:

- You could contract an infectious disease from unprotected intercourse. This could be passed on to the eggs. Consider that whoever is carrying the baby as well as the baby(ies) could contract the disease as well.
- Multiple pregnancy – You are extra fertile during the treatment and while on hormone stimulation. The chances of pregnancy are very high. Even if you are careful, you should consider that the risks are multiplied, in other words, should you fall pregnant, it could potentially be a multiple pregnancy, meaning twins or even triplets.
- Ovarian torsion – This can be very dangerous. Although ovarian torsion during a donation is extremely rare, you have an increased risk of ovarian torsion while on hormone stimulation. It is best and safest to abstain from start of treatment (injections) until after post retrieval period where your hormone levels are once again stable. When your body naturally has the post retrieval period, your ovaries are shrinking back to normal size, it is your body’s way of resetting back to normal and is a clear sign that you are no longer at risk.


You are required to abstain from any strenuous physical activities such as exercising, running, cycling, jumping until after your post retrieval period again this is to avoid ovarian torsion and or/ Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) (see FAQ: What are the possible risks involved for more information)

You are required to abstain from alcohol and from taking any medications unless instructed by or cleared by the cycle coordinators, clinic or Doctor. Some medications can affect the quality of the eggs and can potentially cause birth defects.

You might be asking yourself, is Egg Donation worth it? The answer is, absolutely yes, yes and yes again! A cycle treatment (start of hormone stimulation to post retrieval period – about 1 month) is a very short period of time where you will have to abstain from the above mentioned. The reward of being an Egg Donor is indescribable and totally worth it! You’ll be helping others achieve their dream of having a family.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Yes, you can. Good news is you are not required to be vaccinated to be an Egg Donor. While most fertility clinics require you to be fully vaccinated, and should it be an international cycle, most countries require vaccination proof for entry, not all clinics and countries do. You are however required to wait a period of 60 days once receiving any COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters before you can start the donation screening process, this allows the vaccination to work its way through your body and poses no potential risks on yourself or the cycle. The protocol surrounding COVID-19 differs from clinic to clinic. Typically, you should be prepared to be tested for COVID-19 two to three times during the egg donation process.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Everything is very clearly outlined for you and the Intended Parent(s) of the cycle in the cycle legal agreements. When you agree to donate your eggs, you are giving up all rights and responsibilities associated with the eggs and any child born as a result of them.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Like any medical procedure, egg donation is not 100% risk free and differs for everyone. A good donation agency and fertility clinic will go out of their way to ensure that you are fully informed so that you can feel totally comfortable with providing consent to everything before you begin. There are a few side effects and very rare complications that you should know about.

Blood tests & injection side effects/risks: The blood tests and injections are usually handled very well by all Egg Donors. However, they can be a little uncomfortable and some may experience slight pain, redness, or minor bruising.

Hormone stimulation & retrieval medication side effects/risks: The good news is that these medications are just larger doses of hormones that your body already produces naturally. These larger doses of hormones encourage your ovaries to mature more eggs which are usually absorbed by the body during a period. However, because of the larger amounts than usual you may notice some mild side effects which often very similar to the symptoms of PMS. Everyone reacts differently, some Egg Donors feel very little to no discomfort during the donation cycle. Others have varying symptoms that typically go away after the egg retrieval.

Typical side effects include:
- redness, swelling, or bruising on the lower abdominal area from the hormone stimulation injections
- feeling of pressure or bloating
- headache & tiredness
- breast tenderness
- irritability or moodiness
All symptoms experienced will go away with the next menstrual period post retrieval. The egg retrieval procedure is done under mild twilight sedation so you will not experience pain during the procedure. Post retrieval procedure, you might feel tired from the sedation and may experience some spotting and/or cramping, this is all normal, and usually goes away with +/-24hrs to a few days. In extremely rare cases, an allergic reaction to the medication is possible.


Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS): This is the biggest side effect/risk involved with Egg Donation. OHSS is a rare side effect (less than a 5% chance of OHSS happening in any given donation cycle) that usually occurs after the retrieval procedure. OHSS happens when an Egg Donor’s ovaries over-react to the hormone stimulation medication, it is a condition that causes enlarged ovaries and fluid build-up in the abdominal cavity. OHSS can cause symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, and nausea. The screening tests you go through before beginning a cycle along with very careful monitoring by medical professionals, as well as with Drs careful dosing will all help lower the likelihood of developing OHSS. Most cases of OHSS are mild and will go away by themselves, but in extremely rare cases this condition can become more severe. Even if an Egg Donor experiences severe OHSS, it should not affect her future fertility in any way. The severe form, which occurs in about 1% of donor cycles, may require hospitalization for monitoring. While OHSS can be serious, it usually lasts no more than one week. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.

Your risk factors will be lowered by:

1. A thorough screening process, this is important for your own health, not just to ensure that you can produce high quality eggs. The screening tests will allow us to catch any potential problems before you start taking medication to stimulate your ovaries
2. During the cycle the fertility clinic and Dr will carefully monitor you with blood tests and ovarian scans, about every other day while in cycle to check that your hormone levels are all where they should be and that your ovaries are healthy and functioning normally.
3. There are also certain precautions you will be required to take once you have started hormone stimulation medication, these include refraining from exercise, drinking alcohol or having sexual intercourse. (Also see FAQ: Am I restricted in any way during the donation process? For more information)


Egg retrieval complications: Once you are ready for retrieval, you will do a “trigger shot” which ends the ovarian stimulation part of the process. The trigger shot helps the ovaries release the matured eggs as part of ovulation. The retrieval procedure will take place as close to, but +/-36hrs from the time you administered your trigger shot. The egg retrieval process is a short procedure which lasts about 30 minutes, and is very safe. You will receive a light sedation so that you won’t feel any pain and probably won’t remember the procedure at all. Afterwards, you’ll hang out in the recovery room where you will be monitored until you feel fully awake and are cleared to leave the clinic, this varies for everyone, but usually is about 1 to 2hrs. Very rarely, patients may have an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic. Infection as a result of egg retrieval is extremely rare. The Dr might want to evaluate you before you leave the clinic on retrieval day. If the Dr requires a post retrieval scan, it is done 48hrs post the retrieval procedure.

Eggspecting, Inc provides Donor Complications insurance on every single cycle that covers our Egg Donors dually in the retrieval country as well as back in their home country for up to 3 months post retrieval.

The most important thing is to be fully informed while you’re making your decision. We are 110% committed to giving you all the information you need to choose whether egg donation is right for you.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index, is a system that measures your weight in proportion to your height. The result once calculated determines what weight category you fall in - underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. The Global Standard for Egg Donors requires a Donor’s BMI to be between 18 to 27. Please know that that this requirement is not put in place to body shame anyone! The requirement is about health and safety of the Egg Donor, not desirability. With BMI’s lower or higher than average, the hormone stimulation medications needed for a cycle can trigger conditions like, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Being overweight or underweight can also affect a potential Donor’s fertility or egg quality.

Calculate your own Body Mass Index here, should you not be sure what it is:
ps://bmicalculator.mes.fm/

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
This is a tricky one. Mental health struggles are common these days, and we all have brushes with depression occasionally. Although many women who have experienced situational depression can successfully become egg donors, good mental health is an important requirement for becoming an egg donor.

All prospective egg donors must undergo a thorough screening, including a psychological assessment with a qualified mental health professional. This entails undergoing an evaluation of your mental stability and psychosocial health, including your family’s mental health history.

You’ll also be asked about stressors in your life and any difficult or traumatic experiences, your interpersonal relationships, sexual history, psychiatric and personality disorders, and any instances of substance abuse. All of these things can affect your coping skills and motivation to donate.

Some mental health disorders, like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are genetic, so there is a risk of passing them on through your eggs.

In addition, antidepressant medication can affect both your fertility and the impact of fertility drugs. If you’re actively taking antidepressant medication, this would disqualify you from donating your eggs.

If you’re not sure whether you qualify, get in touch! We’re happy to let you know whether you are a good candidate to become an egg donor.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Maybe. In general, PCOS would disqualify you from becoming an egg donor. However, your eligibility would have to be determined by a physician.

PCOS affects one in five women, so it’s not rare. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most common causes of infertility. While some women with PCOS may have no problems conceiving, it may cause some women to develop fewer follicles on their ovaries, hindering their chances of producing an egg. Severe PCOS may also cause problems with ovulation, so it’s important to consult with your gynaecologist before applying to be an egg donor.

Good news! Studies have shown that egg donations from women with PCOS had no difference in the number of eggs retrieved, nor were fertilization and implantation rates for the recipient affected. Research also shows women with PCOS require significantly less gonadotropin than egg donors without PCOS, so it may even work in your favor!

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Maybe. During the egg donor screening process, you’ll undergo testing for all sexually transmitted diseases including:

HIV-I and HIV-II, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

Testing positive for any of these STDs would disqualify you from becoming an egg donor. However, if you’ve had Chlamydia or Gonorrhea more than a year ago, you may still qualify to become an egg donor.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Herpes or HPV will not necessarily disqualify you from becoming an egg donor unless you’re in an active outbreak. These diseases are not transmittable through your eggs, so clinics will generally accept donors who have herpes or HPV.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Egg donation is very a personal decision, some donors have concerns about their family and friends finding out. Others worry about boundaries with Intended Parent(s). We can assure you that your privacy and safety are our primary concern. Your identity, personal details and medical records will be protected throughout the process and held with the strictest confidence.

There are different types of cycles, they are anonymous, semi open/known, open/known. You decide what you would prefer, and all is outlined prior to a cycle verbally and in your legal agreements.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Spreading smiles by spreading the word! Egg donors, like yourself are truly special human beings that are certainly making a big difference in the World. The World needs more of you and therefore we are always seeking other truly special human beings to join you and Eggspecting, Inc on our quest to make dreams come true and change people’s lives. The best person to help us make this happen is you… Become an Eggspecting, Inc Ambassador simply by spreading the word and sharing your donation stories and experiences with other young women who might be considering becoming an Egg Donor. Should they meet the Egg Donor requirements and successfully join the database, you will be generously financially rewarded every time that your referral donates, which could potentially be up to 6 times. Should they be interested, your referrals can contact us directly to begin the process, she must provide us with your name as the referral ambassador or you are welcome to pass on their details for us to reach out to them. The easiest and best way for someone to become an Egg Donor themselves, is if a family member or friend has been through it. Inquire within for more information on how to help with spreading the love!

Testimonials

I would definitely recommend Eggspecting! Carrie and Bronwyn were incredibly helpful and comforting throughout our journey. Whenever we had a question or concern, they were always right there to assist us or guide us in the right direction. Always super fast with getting back to you, excellent communication. Eggspecting makes the process simple, at a time when things can feel overwhelming. We only had very positive experiences with Eggspecting and everyone they introduced us to.
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Intended Parent
"Your staff at Eggspecting is top notch. Everyone I talked to or communicated with was professional and answered all my questions to my satisfaction, even above and beyond my expectations. I never once felt nervous or anxious about any part of the process. You did a wonderful job of walking me through the entire process. I had a great experience."
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Egg Donor