Egg Donation – In a recent study, researchers “polled 75 egg donors at the time of egg retrieval and one year later, and found that the women remained happy, proud and carefree about their experience.”
The study was conducted by Andrea M. Braverman, director of complementary and alternative medicine at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, and colleagues at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver, Colorado this past week.
“A year after donation, the women said they seldom worried about either the health or emotional well-being of the children they helped to spawn. They said they only think about the donation occasionally and rarely discuss it. The donors also reported that financial compensation was not the number-one motive for facilitating another woman’s pregnancy. Rather, a desire to help others achieve their dreams was pegged as the driving force, followed by money and feeling good.”
The findings are part of an ongoing five year study on egg donors. Braverman stated that “life changes a lot in five years, so it’ll be interesting to see if this lasts that far out. We can’t say yet. But so far we’re seeing that the feelings persisted during the beginning of the journey. A year out, we’re not seeing a change in donors’ experience. And that’s kind of a good thing.”