Why is it Important for a Donor to Have a Healthy BMI as an Egg Donor?

When you are considering becoming egg donor it is important that you understand all the requirements and why they exist. One of the basic requirements for being an egg donor is to be between certain ages and have a low to healthy BMI, usually in between 18 to 29. What is a person’s BMI? It is how a person determines their body fat based on their height and weight.

Dangers of High BMI
There are many dangers to a person having a high BMI. An individual with a high BMI are prone to many health problems. Some of these problems include but are not limited to heart attack, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, as well as other medical issues. There are many sources online that can help you determine your BMI if you are unsure.

Fertility Medications
A person’s BMI can affect them in ways that aren’t always noticeable. In many cases fertility drugs aren’t as effective within normal ranges. It may require higher doses of the medication to have the same effect on a woman with high BMI versus one with a BMI within the required range for egg donors. Fertility medication used can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), this can cause an increase risk of stopping a treatment cycle. This can be a problem for an individual who wishes to be an egg donor as the transfer of embryo requires completing a healthy fertility treatment cycle.

For egg donors it can be an important to have a BMI within normal ranges. Having to regulate your cycle with that of the intended parents can help manage the egg donation cycle. However if your BMI isn’t within the correct range it can be difficult to predict a safe dosage of fertility medications for the best possible outcomes.

When it comes to being an egg donor, you need to think about the end results. You will be providing infertile parents with the ability to have a healthy baby. This procedure will require the taking of medication. However, during the extraction of the eggs you will be placed under anesthesia. With an egg donor outside normal BMI it can have negative effects on the procedure. Anesthesia with a high BMI can cause a greater risk in respiratory and airway complications.

When you decide to become an egg donor it is important to remember that you are providing another person with what could be another life. In short we would want to provide it with the healthiest chances to become a fertilized embryo before starting out. Not only is it important for the eggs but also the safety of the egg donor. Becoming a donor is one of the most amazing gifts that you will give anyone; however it should come with as little risk to you or to the intended eggs during extraction. Having a BMI set within the normal range, between 19 and 29, is something that is important.

To learn more about what is involved in becoming an egg donor, we suggest you read this or watch this. We also welcome you to apply online or call Egg Donor Solutions a call with any additional questions you may have.

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