If you’re a middle-aged woman, you may think that motherhood has passed you by. But egg donation is changing everything.
Egg donation has been around for awhile, but a lot of women still don’t quite understand how it works. Or they might be apprehensive because they feel as though they’re “too old” to be a mother.
Well, we’re here to tell you that isn’t true. Anyone can be a mother, and this is exactly how it works.
How Does Egg Donation Work?
Basically, what happens is this:
Women are selected to be egg donors based on things like their age and health. The eggs are removed using a gentle suction technique.
The eggs are then put into a database for potential mothers to choose from.
The process of donating eggs is anonymous and generally very safe and painless for the donors.
IVF can then be used to place the donor eggs inside of you, meaning that you can have a child even as you get older.
If you’re looking to have a child after 40, this is a way for you to do it.
How Old is too Old to be a Mother?
Even with the technology available, some potential mothers worry for their children. The general consensus is that it’s better to raise a child while you’re young and have more energy.
But recent studies show that might not be the case. In fact, several studies have shown benefits of being an older mom, including:
- Older moms live longer
- Older moms resort to verbal and physical punishment less
- Children of older mothers have less behavioral problems
- The children are often smarter
As for the energy issue, the studies also showed that the older moms had no problems there. So it’s not as impossible as you think!
Who Uses egg Donation?
You might be surprised to know that there are plenty of famous women who use IVF to conceive children.
Janet Jackson, for example, gave birth to her first child at 50.
She describes the experience as very joyful, after the pain of not being able to conceive for so long, and she doesn’t regret her decision at all.
Most mothers don’t. If you want to be a mother bad enough to try and look into something like this, you won’t, either.
It is never too late to be a mother. If you’re ready, it’s time to take that step.
How Do I get Involved?
Egg donation is a wonderful process that gives the gift of motherhood to any woman who wants to experience it, no matter her age.
If you’re ready to take your first step into the world of motherhood, we have plenty of information on our egg donation services.
There is no shame in getting help on this journey. If you would like to request an appointment, our easy online form can make it simple for you to schedule one.
We can’t wait to be part of this wonderful time in your life. Contact us today to start!