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You may find yourself considering egg donation for a variety of reasons. A donor egg pregnancy might be your best option to have a healthy child, or using a donor egg might be the only way you can experience pregnancy for yourself. Fortunately, carrying a child that was conceived through egg donation can be an incredibly positive and life-affirming experience. Find out what to expect during a donor egg pregnancy with Family Creations.

Assisted Beginnings

In contrast to a traditional pregnancy, a donor egg pregnancy begins with some extra assistance. After you find an egg donor with Family Creations, we guide you through the initial steps, including coordinating with your donor’s cycle and obtaining expert legal advice to make all the necessary arrangements. To make successful implantation more likely, you will also receive hormone-based treatments that prepare you to nurture a child.

Once the embryos are ready, you will go through an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) cycle. The embryos may have been made using sperm from your partner or donor sperm if chosen or required. After the embryo transfer, you’ll wait expectantly for a positive pregnancy test, then begin the nine-month journey towards motherhood.

The Greatest of Care

A donor egg pregnancy is like any other after implantation has taken place. You’ll experience all of the exhilaration, excitement, and growing curves as well as the morning sickness, backaches, brain fog, and fatigue. You’ll pay special attention to your nutrition and exercise and attend regular check-up appointments, birth classes, and any other pregnancy-related activities you choose.

One difference about your experience when using a donor egg is that you’ll receive a tremendous amount of support. Not only will your care provider be following your progress closely, but your case manager and the staff at Family Creations will be there for you every step of the way to answer your questions.

A Bond That Will Last for Life

Many women wonder whether they’ll feel connected to their child if that child was conceived using a donor egg. However, science has shown that genetic material isn’t the only factor that creates a bond. Throughout your entire donor egg pregnancy, your cells and your child’s cells are intricately intertwined, and there is an unmistakable connection between his or her body and yours.

Fascinatingly, the environment you provide for your baby in the womb can even influence their “epigenetics,” or the way that their natural genes are expressed. Your diet, exercise, and state of mind have a permanent impact on your child’s long-term health, psychology, and emotional wellbeing.

Enjoy a Wonderful Experience with Family Creations

Family Creations has been facilitating successful matches between donors and recipients for over 15 years. As an egg donation agency, we do not perform any medical procedures ourselves. Rather, we help recipient parents find healthy, well-screened egg donors and guide both parties through the entire process with the help of legal experts and fertility specialists around the country.

If you’ve been considering using a donor egg to conceive a child, get in touch with Family Creations. We’re here to make the process as easy as possible and support you every step of the way. Soon, you could be experiencing the joy of pregnancy! Register to view egg donor profiles today.

by Julia McConnell on December 13, 2021