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Egg Donors

How Many Times Can You Donate Your Eggs? - 2 min read

How many times can a woman donate her eggs? This question is answered here. How many eggs can you donate? It’s important to understand that through each cycle, the ovary matures 10 to 20 eggs. However, only one of these eggs makes their way to ovulation. The rest of them are absorbed back into the body.Taking medication helps your body mature most of all of…

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Egg Donors

Egg Donation Process: Is It Painful to Be an Egg Donor? - 2 min read

The honest answer to this question is that “it depends”. Every woman is different, and multiple steps are involved in the egg donation process, which is likely to affect each donor in a different way. To understand that, let’s break down the egg donation procedure and see how it can affect the donor: Shots and Medication The egg donation process starts with medical testing and…

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Egg Donors

Health Risks of Being an Egg Donor - 2 min read

The egg donation process requires the egg donor to take hormone injections for stimulating the release of multiple eggs. The egg retrieval requires anesthesia as well. Therefore, the process includes some health risks which may appear later on in life. Let’s start from the top… Physical Risks of Donation Egg donors might want to bear complication and some unwanted side effects. The process starts with…

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Parents

Surrogacy Financing & Loans - 3 min read

Hands down, gestational surrogacy is expensive. Fortunately, financial support is available to help couples start a family. Without further ado, let’s check out the financial aids available: Surrogate Health insurance Although most of the time you have to purchase a supplemental surrogate health insurance plan because health insurance doesn’t cover surrogate, it’s kind of financial support. This insurance covers the cost of surrogate pregnancy and…

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Parents

Surrogacy In The Time of COVID - 2 min read

The surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents have to adapt to the shifting regulations during the COVID era. If you are opting for gestational surrogacy, there is a risk of contracting the virus since the entire process involved visiting the clinic to donate the egg and then the embryo transfer procedure. It becomes pertinent to follow the Safety protocols to ensure that all parties involved…

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Egg Donors

How Much Do Egg Donors Get Paid? - 2 min read

As an egg donor, you'll be compensated for your time, effort, and dedication throughout the journey. The amount you receive can vary based on factors like your location, experience, your genetic  family tree  and desirable traits. Factors Affecting Compensation: Location: Depending on where you live, the payment may differ. Some regions offer higher compensation than others.  For instance, egg donors in the US often receive…

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Parents

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost and Where Can You Save? - 5 min read

Generally speaking, the cost of surrogacy can vary depending on the US state where it’s carried out, the parties involved, agency fees and other factors, but normally, the total cost can range between $120,000 and $180,000. The good news is that with advance planning and knowledge, surrogacy can be affordable. In addition, some costs might be tax deductible so it’s a good idea to consult…

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Parents

An Egg Donation Cost Breakdown & Money Saving Tips - 5 min read

Before diving in to the cost breakdown of egg donation, let's understand first what is an egg donation and how it's being done. Egg donation is utilized by women who do not have any viable eggs for whatever reason, as well as gay or single men who want to start a family. During the egg donation process the egg donor administers hormone injections that stimulate…

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Parents

With or Without an Agency – Which Surrogacy is Better? - 6 min read

The surrogacy journey is quite complex and has numerous legal, financial and medical aspects. Some people feel they can manage such a journey on their own, while most find it daunting and overwhelming. That’s exactly where the surrogacy agencies come in with their knowledge, experience and support systems.  So how would you know whether using an agency is best for you? Here are all the…

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Parents

Intended Parent’s Guide - 5 min read

Expand Your Choices It may seem counterintuitive, but to effectively narrow down your choices, you should start by gathering as much information as possible about the partners and service providers you are looking for. It’s one of the principal reasons why we created Expecting: to provide Intended Parents with as much info and as many options as possible. The more data and information you have,…

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Parents

Key Questions to Ask Your Egg Donor Provider Before Choosing an Egg Donor Agency - 5 min read

The First Step: Where To Start Your Search For An Egg Donor When you begin your search for an egg donor, it’s very helpful to be well versed on all your available options for finding your donor. Here are your main options.  Agencies.  Agencies generally offer access to a database where you can explore their donor candidates in order to find the donor that’s right…

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