When it comes to having children as a same-sex male couple, there are a few different paths you can take. Many gay couples choose to adopt or foster children, but what happens when you want to have a child that is biologically yours?
Here at Bright Expectations, we can help make that dream a reality through egg donation and gestational surrogacy.
Read more “Having Children As A Same-Sex Male Couple – How Does It Work?”
Donating your eggs is a great way to make a little extra income and help a family in need, but requires some preparation on the part of the egg donor. What exactly do you need to do while preparing to donate your eggs?
The Egg Donation Process
It’s best to start preparing to donate before registering with an agency. Preparing early ensures you’re ready to start as soon as you’re accepted. After you complete your registration and are accepted into our exclusive donor database, the first step in the donation process is getting matched with intended parents. When someone chooses you from our database, one of our case managers will get in touch and move the process forward.
Once you’ve been chosen as an egg donor, we’ll bring you in for a series of appointments to make sure you’re healthy and ready to donate. These visits will involve various medical, psychological, genetic, and, of course, fertility screenings.
When you’re cleared by our medical team, you’ll start on birth control pills to sync up with the cycle of the egg recipient. As you get closer to the egg retrieval date, our doctors will start you on a series of hormone injections that will promote ovulation. During the course of these injections, we’ll determine when the best time to retrieve your eggs is. Once the egg retrieval operation is finished, your part in the process is complete.
Read more “Preparing to Donate Your Eggs – How to Get Ready for Egg Donation”
There is a common misconception that donor eggs are only useful to a small demographic of people that are trying to conceive. Many people think that gay couples or women over 45 are the only people that use donor eggs during the IVF process. As one of the world’s top egg donation clinics, we’ve seen that there are many reasons one might use a donor egg to make their parenting dreams a reality.
Donor eggs can be a great solution for assisted pregnancy for all types of couples and individuals. At Bright Expectations, we’ve helped many different kinds of people achieve their parenting dreams. Here are some common situations where a donor egg was the right choice for assisted pregnancy:
Read more “Who Needs An Egg Donor Anyway?”
Donating your eggs can be a tricky process to navigate, especially if you’re donating for the first time. How do you make sure that you’ll find the best egg donation agency for your needs? At Bright Expectations, we want you to be informed, comfortable, and excited about the egg donation process from start to finish.
As an egg donor, doing your research is critical when choosing an agency. What exactly should you be looking for when choosing an egg donation agency? Obviously, this question will always depend on what’s most important to you, but here are some things that we’ve noticed make a big difference for donors that choose Bright Expectations.
Read more “Ready to be an Egg Donor? – What Should You Look for in an Agency?”
If you are considering donating your eggs, you may want to know a little more about the process of being matched with prospective parents.
Much care is taken to respect your privacy and needs as well as create the right environment for interested parties to find your information. People seek egg donors for a variety of reasons, but there are commonalities among those who are looking for a donor. Also, the matching process tends to be similar across agencies.
Here’s a rundown of the matching process plus a little about why egg donors are needed.
Read more “In Depth: Egg Donor Matching Process”
Donating your eggs to help someone else start a family is a rewarding experience in more ways than one. Have you thought about it?
If so, you probably have many questions about the process, its safety, and the impact on your own future fertility. We answer those questions and more in our new ebook – My Future Fertility!
Read more “My Future Fertility: A Sneak Peek at our Latest Ebook”
If you are a woman between the ages of 20 and 30 with student loan debt, you may have a source of income that you haven’t thought of. Becoming an egg donor for those wishing to start families and unable to do so on their own can help both the aspiring family and you.
Higher education costs have skyrocketed. Students and graduates are facing loans that may take decades to pay off. If you can knock some of those payments out now, you will pay less in interest due to the shortened life of the loan and take some of the stress out of your life.
Read more “Can Becoming an Egg Donor Help with Student Debt?”
If you’re thinking about becoming an egg donor, you may be wondering about the details of the process. Egg donation consists of several steps that lead from applying to become a donor to the egg retrieval itself.
Once you have been matched and medically cleared, you will be scheduled for a stimulation cycle. Before eggs can be retrieved, your ovaries must be stimulated to mature a number of eggs all at once, unlike a normal ovarian cycle. Normally, your body brings one or sometimes two eggs to maturity each month to be released at ovulation.
To increase the chances of creating a viable embryo through in vitro fertilization, we want to be able to retrieve as many eggs as possible. To prepare for that, we perform ovarian stimulation to mature multiple eggs simultaneously.
Read more “Breaking Down the Egg Donation Process: Ovarian Stimulation”
For some couples, the need for a donated egg is a given, such as when a male same-sex couple decides to use surrogacy to build a family. For others, the decision may come at the end of a long road of infertility diagnoses and treatments. As with any other choice, whether to proceed with egg donation is highly personal and can be just as much of an emotional journey.
Why would you wish to use a donated egg and how do you discuss the need with your partner, family, or others? Why would egg donation be your best option and what are the experiences of other women?
Need guidance finding an egg donor? Let us help!
Read more “Are You Considering Using Donor Eggs? Tips and Shared Experiences to Help You On Your Journey”
The decision to donate your eggs is extremely personal. If you’re considering whether or not to become a donor, you might be wondering whether it’s something you can keep private. Maybe you’re not sure your parents would approve, or you think your friends wouldn’t understand and you don’t want to deal with awkward conversations. Maybe you’re kind of freaked out about whether the intended parents you might match with could find out who you are someday. Whatever your reasons, it’s completely normal to have questions about this. Can you be an egg donor and stay anonymous? Where are the boundaries? Let’s take a look at egg donation and privacy.
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