Donating Your Eggs


This morning I heard on the radio that alot of women donate their eggs in the USA for around $6,000. There was one girl who had donated over 60eggs. WOAH! To me this is crazy! I had a bunch of thoughts in my head as I heard this.

A) Could you live knowing you might have a biological child out there?
B) What about the risks later in life?
C) $6,000 that would solve a lot of money issues, do it twice and you are set (to a point)
D) I am very confused
E) Is the process painful, uncomfy, what?

So, I thought I would see what everyone else thinks of this. As much as I researched (not much) it doesn't look like you can do this in Canada. So, what are your thoughts?

Hootie Hootie 6 years 24 weeks
I couldn't do it. Ever. Not for money. Maybe for my sister(s) but no other reason.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
I completely agree with what you are saying. I am close to someone who went through a LOT to have a child, a donated egg was always an option. I just don't think I am strong enough to know I have a biological child out there that I have nothing to do with. That is just the way my mind works.
dollface08 dollface08 6 years 25 weeks
no if i were a guy and knew i may have gotten a girl pregnant and just disappeared that would be a reason to feel that way about having a child out there.. but think..giving your eggs away could help so many in need, so many who want the child of thier dreams..dont you think they are feeling the same way..knowing it is not theirs biologically? They love it just the same, maybe even more knowing it is a miracle to them. They got the chance to have that egg implanted and grow in thier very own stomach, experiences the joys of creating life. that is why i would donate. I believe they check out the girls first, make sure everything is all ok with them. and that "potential child" of yours is just one of the many "potentials". some women to not have that opportunity. I guess i feel this way cause i may be one of them. My chances are low, if any at all.
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
I hate that! But at least then I wouldn't have to hear every other month about how we need a bigger TV. Or a projection TV. Or whatever latest and greatest TV there is. New car would be great! John has a job interview on Monday and if he gets it, we're definitely going to need a new car...
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
42 inch tv is big enough for me. I only have a 27 inch because I've got a custom built entertainment center and nothing larger will fit. __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
LOL!!!!!!! you girls are funny I would be getting a new car WOOT
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
I think we have a 42 inch tv. Is that not big enough???
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
Exactly. Chanel is classic and chic! So are Manolo Blahniks. I am more practical at times though, I swear! It's just difficult. :P I'd love a big screen tv too though. __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
See, my hubby would have all the impractical ideas - most of which would revolve around electronics of some kind. I think a bigger TV would probably be first on his list! But then again, what's more practical than Chanel? :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
I do too, but then thoughts of super glamorous things fill my head. Sigh. That's why I had to find a man that's more 'practical first' than I am! :rotfl: __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
:) I keep thinking of only practical things!!!!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
:rotfl: Okay, now I'm thinking of what I'd do with $50K. Chanel anyone? :P __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
:rotfl: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
I know! I wasn't that picky in my choice of husband :ROTFL:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
wow talk about picky! LOL!! I could see some requirements but those aren't on the top of my list. Just because you are book smart, definitely doesn't make you intelligent in my books.
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
Apparently that particular couple wanted an Ivy league graduate, specific physical features, a 1400 on the SAT, and a handful of other things. Me? I'd just want a baby. I think... 18 eggs just boggles my mind!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
lol yeah I think you would have to have your significant other stay 10feet away from you at all times!! That is crazy $50,000!!! :faint:
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
And I gotta say, this freaks me out too: "While you're an egg donor, you will be producing more than one egg per month. With your ovaries on overdrive from daily injections of gonadotropins (hormones that are self-administered, unless you can talk someone into giving you shots) you'll produce about 15 to 18 eggs in a menstrual cycle. The medical term for this is "bloating in a big way." So whatever symptoms you usually suffer from while menstruating, expect them to be worse. And find some sweatpants or a nice loose dress to wear for a while." They say one of the biggest risks to the donor is an unplanned pregnancy - no wonder!
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
Just read this: Women have a limited number of eggs (several hundred) and to get the eggs, the woman must undergo surgery. That's why women can make several thousand dollars for donating some eggs. Apparently some couples have offered up to $50,000 for an egg, particularly if they want the donor to meet specific requirements. Crazy!
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 25 weeks
The pain factor really makes me not want to do this. I would love to help a childless couple or even mother who wants a child and need the eggs. I would be okay, knowing I helped someone fulfill their dream. I can't do pain.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
I could not do that, ever!!! The only time I could even think about it is for a family member. Even then that is a sticky situation!
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
Exactly! Reward for the stretch marks and the weight gain. Plus, the emotional attachment has to be huge. Maybe some other woman could do it, but I'd get attached!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
No kidding! If I'm going to have morning sickness and get fat I don't want to just hand someone else the baby, I better end up getting something for my efforts! :p __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
ALSW ALSW 6 years 25 weeks
Good luck with that strategy! I think that Savvy would not approve. :) I don't think I could surrogate. I can't even imagine carrying a baby for 9 months and then just handing it over at the end like C-ya!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 25 weeks
I'm not sure. A friend of mine had a crazy idea earlier this winter and was talking about being a surrogate mother to make money. She said that rich couples pay a lot of money for that. I'd love a new car too. And paying off my new computer would be good too. I need to start buying lottery tickets. :rotfl: __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel