Posted in: Resources, Tips, 02/19/2020
Got Questions? Our Donors Have Answers.
Tell me the truth: do the injections hurt? Be honest!
Honestly? They’re really not that bad! The first shot is definitely the hardest one, but it’s mostly mental: we’re so used to doctors and nurses giving us our shots throughout our lives that when you’re suddenly sitting on the edge of the tub with a needle in your hand, it’s nerve-wracking. But for me, the actual pain of the injection was not that big a deal. I just had to swallow hard, take a deep breath, and do that fir...
Posted in: Resources, Tips, 04/20/2020
Many of us want to make a difference in the world. Maybe we want to become civil rights lawyers who stick up for those with no voice, eco-activists who protect our planet, or scientists who save millions of lives through their discoveries.
Of course, not all of our aims have to be so lofty. We can also change our world through the little, more achievable things — by helping an older person with their groceries, smiling at someone who’s had a bad day, or working with a neighbor to build that deck they’ve been talking about for years.
In a traditional cycle, one recipient is matched with one donor for one cycle. If a successful pregnancy is not achieved and all normal embryos have been used, the recipient is eligible for a second cycle with no agency fee.
In a shared cycle, two or more recipients will share eggs from one cycle with one donor at one clinic. Each recipient pays an agency fee and legal fees. Shared expenses include donor fee, donor insurance, and donor travel (if applicable). Medical expenses are determined by the clinic. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy unless specifically outlined in the agency agreement.
We work with some clinics that offer frozen eggs. The donor choices are limited. If you are interested in frozen eggs, please contact us. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy.