Egg Donor Blog

Welcome to our Egg Donor Blog. This is a place where you can share your experiences, encourage other donors, and ask questions. Feel free to connect with other donors and our staff. We want this to be a positive resource for you!

TIPS FOR GETTING SELECTED AS AN EGG DONOR:

The single most important thing you can do to help increase your chances of getting matched with a family is to have a good, detailed profile with high quality photos.

Intended parents need to feel like they have a connection with you, so you need to give them the content to do that. Don’t be shy!

Elaborate on all your answers and be thorough. Be sure to use correct spelling and capitalization as we do not edit your profile in any way. Intended parents will read your answers exactly as you type them.

Photos: Numerous high quality photos will always increase your chances of being selected. All headshots should be chest and up and include your full head, smiling with teeth showing and have NO filters. Its best to have photos from across your lifespan, but if you don’t have access to childhood photos right now, you can always add them later.

Be sure to label all photos with which person you are in the photo and your age at the time the photo was taken.

Updating: Profiles that get completed and then ignored never get selected. Your profile should be a fluid, ever-changing reflection of you. You should log in regularly to update any new information and always add a fresh new headshot. Adding that new headshot will bring more traffic to your profile (even intended parents that have seen your profile before) and therefore increase your chances of being selected.

We require you to update your profile every 6 months, but the more often the better. Each time you update and add a new headshot, we can highlight your profile to our intended parents. Our staff is here to help you get matched. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us if you’d like us to review your profile and give you specific tips for improvement.

We are so thankful for you & your willingness to help create a family! With these tips, you will increase your chances of getting matched with a family quickly!

Egg Donor Testimony

I first learned about egg donation and that it was a possibility when my friend opened up to me about her donation with Egg Donor Solutions! 

I had known surrogacy was an option but never knew I could donate directly to a family. 

I just completed my first cycle and will be opening my application up again to donate this year! I hope to donate several more times. The journey and knowing what I have helped create makes my heart so full. Although, the perks of compensation are amazing, but nothing beats helping create a family. 

While we traveled to Texas for my retrieval, we crossed a huge thing off our bucket list and visited the Silos! We LOVE fixer upper and always dreamed of getting to visit Waco. It was such a great time that we got to enjoy thanks to the donation cycle! 

Then there’s the compensation, this has allowed my husband and I to do more renovations on our farm! Overall, the whole cycle was so amazing for beginning to end.

The team at Egg Donor Solutions is phenomenal and I feel so blessed I found them to donate through.

Self Care Tips

Hey everyone! I am so excited to get to share with you all one of my greatest passions- improving your life with essential oils!  This is especially true during a pandemic when you may have new emotions to deal with, new routines, or even new worries.  As a mom of 5, I love getting to travel the country and help women (and men, too) learn all about essential oils!

When I started diving in and researching the safety of essential oils, especially the safety during pregnancy, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only are oils safe, they can actually be your main go-to for almost every daily issue that may arise.

One of the research studies that I stumbled across was an amazing study where they were actually researching how much of what the mom was exposed to during pregnancy was actually crossing over and going into the umbilical cord blood of the baby. They found that there were over 200 toxic chemicals that were actually getting into baby’s cord blood. And these chemicals aren’t minor things. They were endocrine disruptors, they were neurotoxins, they were cancer- causing chemicals.

The more research I did, I found that the harmful chemicals were things that we’re using every single day—the cleaners we’re using in our home, the products that we use to take care of ourselves & many other items you wouldn’t necessarily think about. As we apply products to our skin and as we use them in our environment, they’re actually being absorbed by our body and being passed right in to our bloodstream. So, as a mom of 5, I have become very passionate about teaching other women how to replace the products that we’re using every single day with something much safer.

Essential oils can be useful for creating a healthy body, supporting the immune system, soothing feelings of discomfort, and more. Because of these powerful benefits, essential oils are useful and effective during every phase of life. By following proper safety guidelines & having a discussion with your healthcare provider, you can feel confident in using essential oils for improving your health.

One thing that we need to address right off the bat is that not all oils are created equally.  You’ll find a lot of different things as you scour the internet about recommendations of what to use, what not to use, and even some fear-based articles.  And, a lot of the fear comes when you’re looking at inferior oils. A predominant amount of oils on the market today are actually synthetic or they’re adulterated (FAKE!). You will find a lot of information on the internet stating that during pregnancy you should avoid essential oils.  That is because many of these oils are inferior.  However, doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® oil are different.  In fact, based on the third-party studies done on these oils, you will find nothing synthetic or harmful has been added to these oil bottles.  They are so safe that most of doTERRA bottles will come with a “supplement facts” section which actually makes them safe enough to ingest!

Here are some of my top oil recommendations to take care of your body RIGHT now:

Pain: Deep Blue Rub – Rub on any achy joints and muscles

Sleep & Calming: Serenity – Place a few drops in the diffuser or on the bottoms of feet

Anxiety: Adaptiv – Apply a few drops to your wrists or add to the diffuser

Illness prevention: OnGuard – Drink a few drops, place on bottoms of feet, or diffuse

Daily well being: Lemon – Add a few drops to your water daily to remove toxins (use glass or metal cups)

If you are unsure how to use these oils, know that I am here to help.

I take great pride in making sure you are fully supported and educated as you begin your essential oil journey.  If you’re ready to implement these oils into your life, we can meet online to go over your oils and make sure you know how to use them.  You will get 9 days of emails with all of the basic information you need to know to get started, and you will have access to our free, private, members only Facebook group so that you can get your questions answered nearly 24/7.

Here are some great next steps: To view our full pregnancy and oils video go to: https://vimeo.com/213565374

If you’re still on the fence and wanting to learn more or attend an online webinar, simply shoot me an email at Bailey@theoilkings.com and I will be glad to help you individually, or register for my next webinar at www.theoilkings.com/livewebinar

Blessings!
Bailey King

(**We as an agency advise to have your physician & Intended Parents approve your use of essential oils)

For more tips on self care, check out Kelli Gardener’s Guide to a Stress- Free Day https://groomandstyle.com/guide-stress-free-day/