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Egg Donation (Overview)

For women who have failed multiple ivf cycles, who may have pof (premature ovarian failure), poor egg quality or those who are of advanced maternal age (between 43-50 years old), donor eggs are an option when seeking another path towards motherhood. It has some advantages over adoption: by utilizing an egg donor the recipient can have a biologic child, although it will be genetically different.


Egg Donation (Overview)

For women who have failed multiple ivf cycles, who may have pof (premature ovarian failure), poor egg quality or those who are of advanced maternal age (between 43-50 years old), donor eggs are an option when seeking another path towards motherhood. It has some advantages over adoption: by utilizing an egg donor the recipient can have a biologic child, although it will be genetically different.


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How do they pick women for egg donation?

How do they pick women for egg donation?

Depends: For anonymous egg donation, age (<30), reproductive parameters and physical characteristics are used. Programs may be heavily weighted in certain characteristics, thus looking for particular individuals. Measures of ovarian function are also evaluated. The recipients are paying thousands of dollars per cycle and want the best possible outcome. Family donor is less strict. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do you think about egg donation?

I was wondering what do you think about egg donation?

Oocyte donation?: It is legal and safe. It is a very successful way for a woman to have a baby when she otherwise couldn't (mainly due to older age.) Most egg donors also say the process is very positive and they feel very good about it. This is a great question and is worth exploring from several points of view. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: egg donation?

What is the definition or description of: egg donation?

Egg Donation: For women who have failed multiple ivf cycles, who may have pof (premature ovarian failure), poor egg quality or those who are of advanced maternal age (between 43-50 years old), donor eggs are an option when seeking another path towards motherhood. It has some advantages over adoption: by utilizing an egg donor the recipient can have a biologic child, although it will be genetically different. ...Read more

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What are the advantages/disadvantages to surrogacy or egg donation?

What are the advantages/disadvantages to surrogacy or egg donation?

Numerous for both: Egg donors and surrogates used for different reasons. Egg donors for women w/poor eggs: advantage is success, disadvantage is someone else's eggs (and costs). Surrogate used when woman cannot be pregnant herself. Advantage: baby vs no baby; disadvantage: other woman involved and costs. Both topics too broad to answer well here. Great options when used appropriately. Costs are relative but high. ...Read more

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What are fda labs for in egg donation?

What are fda labs for in egg donation?

Test requirements: Gonorrhea and chlamydia vaginal or urine cultures
hiv-i and hiv-ii screening
hepatitis b surface antigen and hepatitis b core antibody
hepatitis c antibody
rpr for syphilis
these labs also need to be done in a fda approved lab. ...Read more

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Surrogacy vs carry yourself after egg donation. Which makes more sense for older single woman?

Surrogacy vs carry yourself after egg donation. Which makes more sense for older single woman?

Yourself: You should carry yourself unless you cannot. Surrogacy is used when the woman cannot carry a baby as pregnancy itself is risky. We are protective of surrogates and while pregnancy is risky, it is alright for you to take the risk for your own baby. Surrogacy is also expensive with low prices of about $40k just for the surrogacy. Brief answer but hopefully you understand the point. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Look within yourself: Only you can judge whether if egg donation is morally wrong. Majority of infertility patients are not rich. There are people like your neighbors who have to save and may actually second mortgage there homes to pay for their treatments. The egg donors are amazing young women who are giving a precious gift. ...Read more

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Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Depends: That really depends. Everyone is that situation needs a thorough evaluation. It is important for patients to have an accurate understanding of the concerns. Sometimes insemination is an appropriate treatment but success rates can vary. Certainly donor egg is a good option for many women but usually only after they have tried with their own eggs. ...Read more

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Is being egg-donor has any effects on women? What kind of negative effects does egg donation have?

Is being egg-donor has any effects on women? What kind of negative effects does egg donation have?

The: The procedure of egg donation is complex and involved. The process involves the following:
1. Synchronization of menstrual cycles for donor and mother using hormonal therapy. This is because ovulation and uterus pregnancy readiness of the mother must be in sync,

2. Daily injections to egg donor to prevent natural egg maturation of the egg donor by using gonadotropin-releasing agonists injections, given daily. This give the physician the ability to control maturation of eggs. So me women will experience side effects such as breast tenderness, abdominal swelling, hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Also, bruising at the injection sites.

3. After hormone levels have been suppressed by the first class of drugs, the physician will prescribe another injection, follicle stimulating hormone, which promote multiple eggs to mature, allowing the physician to retrieve several mature eggs at a time. The donor will undergo pelvic ultrasounds to monitor the development of the eggs. Also donors should abstain from sexual intercourse to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

4.When the eggs are mature enough for retrieval, the donor will undergo a surgical procedure called a transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. This procedure is minimally invasive, and the donor may opt to receive sedation. Talk to your doctor about possible complications associated with this procedure.

In summary, the risk to the donor is the side effects associated with hormonal therapy, injection site discomfort, abstinence from sexual intercourse and risks associated with the surgical
procedure. Many women experience an emotional side effect as well, talk thoroughly with y our doctor about this decision. ...Read more

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I'm considering egg donation. What is your insight on the aftermath of the procedure? I've done some research and it sounds painful and risky.

I'm considering egg donation. What is your insight on the aftermath of the procedure? I've done some research and it sounds painful and risky.

Complications occur: It's true that harvesting eggs for donation can be "painful and risky." Complications occur in 1-2 women out of 100 who undergo the procedure. The process of preparing your body also is time-consuming and involves some health risks. I suggest you review Stanford University's web site on The Egg Donor Information Project which is an overview of the entire process, including the financial aspects. ...Read more

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7 weeks prgnant, egg donation, took too much progesterone. Told: 400 mg 3x day. Took 400, 1200 then 400 mg. Bump in vagina is baby ok?

7 weeks prgnant, egg donation, took too much progesterone. Told: 400 mg 3x day. Took 400, 1200 then 400 mg. Bump in vagina is baby ok?

Absolutely: Thanks for the additional information. The extra Progesterone absolutely has not harmed your pregnancy. I'm still skeptical the 'bump' has anything to do with progesterone, but I have no concerns at all about having caused any harm. You should get that bump looked at, but don't have any reservation about continuing your Progesterone as instructed. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve 2 years ago at age 27, and was given a 1-3% chance of ever conceiving. Fourteen months ago I gave birth to twins via egg donation. Now at age 29, I have become pregnant naturally. I was 6 weeks along when

I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve 2 years ago at age 27, and was given a 1-3% chance of ever conceiving. Fourteen months ago I gave birth to twins via egg donation. Now at age 29, I have become pregnant naturally. I was 6 weeks along when

Grats: 'diminished ovarian reserve' is a useful but imprecise concept and there is no completely reliable way to put a number on someone's 'fertility potential.' d-o-r, like ovarian failure, not uncommonly presents as a 'transient' or 'intermittent' ovarian failure that rebounds. ...Read more

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How many kids have been born from donor eggs?

How many kids have been born from donor eggs?

No U.S. registry: We do not know how many families have been successful with donor egg. The U.S. does not have a required registry. I imagine future legislation will change that, like Australia. ...Read more

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Which is a good place, website to find donors egg.

Which is a good place, website to find donors egg.

Check out these: Links. God bless u! https://www. Donoreggbankusa. Com/ http://www. Fertilitybridges. Com/? Gclid=ckyhpz2l1rscfwgcqgodyrmaza. ...Read more

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What is best for 43 yo woman. Donor eggs with surrogate or using her body and donor eggs?

What is best for 43 yo woman. Donor eggs with surrogate or using her body and donor eggs?

Surrogate: if needed: For most women a gestational carrier (surrogate) is not needed. Exceptions - women with severe disease of the uterus like scar tissue (asherman's syndrome) that could not be fixed by surgery, or a woman with medical problems that make pregnancy unsafe for her or the baby like severe kidney disease. If none of the above success rates should be the same for the 43 year old without using a surrogate. ...Read more

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I really want to have a baby how do donor eggs work? What's the procedure. Can I pick my own donor

I really want to have a baby how do donor eggs work? What's the procedure. Can I pick my own donor

Donor Eggs: Donor egg ivf means using another woman's eggs with your partner's sperm (or donor sperm). The donor eggs come from ivf by the donor. You can pick a known donor (family or friend) or anonymous (unknown - sometimes identity disclosed) that matches your desires ("catalog"). Sometimes egg already frozen (new technique) usually ivf after picking. Success 56% national, up to 82% selected centers. ...Read more

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What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

What is the latest IVF with own eggs will be done? I don't want donor eggs

IVF/PGD: As you get older, you have fewer normal eggs and the success with ivf may be lower. Still, there is a fair chance for success if you can retrieve and create normal embryos. Typically, more embryos may be transferred to improve the chance for success. However, pgs (preimplantation genetic screening) may allow you to identify and transfer normal embryos. This will increase chance for delivering. ...Read more

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