5 Tips For Egg Donors During their Egg Donor Cycle

It takes a very special woman to make the decision to become an egg donor. Putting someone else’s needs before your own and helping someone start a family is a beautiful thing. As an egg donor, when you are going through the cycle, your body is putting in extra work to prepare and produce healthy eggs for your intended parents. With that being said, your physical and mental well-being are vital during this time.

Are you a first-time egg donor? Don’t know what to expect? We’ve created a list to help you during your journey as an egg donor! Keep reading to learn more about how to make your egg donor experience a positive one.

  1. Maintain a Healthy Diet
    During the egg donation process, it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Fruit and vegetables are encouraged during this time. You are likely to experience bloating throughout your egg donation cycle. Therefore, we suggest that you avoid foods that are high in sugar and high in carbohydrates as these foods can increase the amount of bloating you may have.
  2. Relax
    Too much stress isn’t good for anyone, especially during the egg donation process! You should avoid any excessive exercise and/or heavy lifting. Give yourself time to relax and avoid any activities which may add extra stress or tiredness to your body.
  3. Reflect
    Use this process as a time to reflect. Ask yourself what inspired you to become an egg donor and how both you and your intended parents can positively benefit from the experience. Think about the sacrifices you are going through right now. This is nothing in comparison to the payoff of being able to help someone in need. Realize how your special gift will help someone start a family of their own!
  4. Alter Your Wardrobe
    As mentioned earlier, it is normal for you to experience an increase in bloating during the egg donor cycle and you may feel your clothes getting a little snug. With that being said, think about temporarily altering your wardrobe. We recommend wearing loose fitting clothing and bottoms with extra stretch to be comfortable.
  5. Ask Questions
    If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries during your egg donation cycle, do not be scared to ask! Be sure to reach out to your clinic, physician, and/or agency to gain answers to your questions. It is very important that you are comfortable with the decision being made and are always informed, especially when it comes to your body! Be sure to have these numbers and emergency contacts available so that you can easily reach them.

The gift of life starts with you. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an egg donor, be sure to check out this list of requirements to see if you’re qualified and fill out an application today. Visit our website for more information or call us at 1-866-41-SURRO.

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