Romford mother donates her eggs to help other parents
18:00 21 August 2014
A mother of two who donates her eggs so other couples can have children insists that helping parents-to-be is worth much more than the £750 she receives for each donation.
Emma Frost, 25, of Drummond Road, Romford, has earned £2,250 through the procedure.
Speaking to the Recorder she stressed that she had no idea she would be paid when she first approached a Harley Street clinic about being a donor.
“In all honesty, I have not done it for the money,” said Miss Frost.
“The feeling of giving other people a chance of having a child is worth much more than £750.
“The money is just compensation for my children. I donate the eggs because it makes me feel good.”
Miss Frost, who originally wanted to be a surrogate mother, is hoping to donate her eggs seven more times – the most she is allowed to by law.
She has two daughters of her own, Bailey, six, and Mia, two, with partner Ben Hodgson.
“I am not having any more children, so my eggs are just sat there, not doing anything,” she explained. “I just wanted other people to start a family too.”
Miss Frost has spent the money she has made from each donation on carpets and bunk beds for her home.
But there are risks involved, Miss Frost says, which is why she is paid compensation.
“Obviously, you go under sedation so there is a risk there,” she added.
“If I was to lift anything really heavy, I could rupture my ovaries – that is probably the most obvious risk.”
Miss Frost said she “copes really well” with the drugs involved in the procedure.
To donate her eggs, she has hormone pen injections for 10 days and then they are later collected under anaesthetic at a clinic.
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