If you have thought about becoming an egg donor, you may be worried about the impact of egg donation on your own future family. Will the egg donation process affect your fertility and ability to have a child of your own? The answer to this question in NO.
Egg donation DOES NOT deplete your egg suply. There are approximately 300,000 – 400,000 eggs in a woman's body when she reaches puberty. However, only 10-12 eggs grow and mature inside the ovaries. Finally, one egg takes a lead which sends a signal to the other eggs to stop growing. Consequently, the rest of the eggs are discarded by a woman's body.
When it comes to egg donation, we enhance egg maturation with individually dosed and prescribed medications. Therefore, in an egg donation cycle, all eggs mature and grow instead of one becoming a leader. In short, egg donation utilizes eggs that would otherwise be discarded by a body.
To conclude, egg donation does not pose a risk to your future fertility and the ability to have kids. If performed and administered according to protocols and guidelines, the process is absolutely safe.