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Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Adoption: This is a value judgement, of course, adoption is a wonderufl thing. A baby who is already born and needing parents finds loving parents to live with. While time consuming and at tmes expensive, adoption is not complicated. Having a ovum donor baby is complicated and usually expensive, and carries the inherent risk of failure (much greater than adoption). When it works, it's wonderful too! ...Read more

Ovum (Definition)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through ...Read more


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I was dignosed with prem menopause 20 yrs ago. Have had 7 FET cycles with donor egg with 5 neg pregnant tests and 2 blighted ovum. Pls advice. Wants babie

I was dignosed with prem menopause 20 yrs ago. Have had 7 FET cycles with donor egg with 5 neg pregnant tests and 2 blighted ovum. Pls advice. Wants babie

Sperm and uterus : Even is someone that requires donor egg, the sperm and uterus are very important. So everything must be taken into account when assessing the embryo and pregnancy success. There may be more than just an egg issue ...Read more

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I found the ovum donor (who never concealed identity). She is on facebook. Can I reach out to her?

I found the ovum donor (who never concealed identity). She is on facebook. Can I reach out to her?

Its complicated: 1. Preference: do you prefer to know your egg donor or not know here. 2. Medical issues: you are not able to evaluate if she suitable in terms of egg reserve and psychologically to be an egg donor. Even if you reach out to her then what will you do. Maybe a better approach is to consult with a reproductive endocrinologist about oocyte donation first. Remember fb is not a private or discrete site. ...Read more

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Back when I had ovum donation it was new and rules were not strict. If donor wants to find us, what will they tell her?

Back when I had ovum donation it was new and rules were not strict. If donor wants to find us, what will they tell her?

Agency contract: Anonymous donor? It depends on the terms of your original contract through the agency or office that matched you. Contact them for the details. ...Read more

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Do ovum donors undergo genetic testing or pedigree evaluation?

Do ovum donors undergo genetic testing or pedigree evaluation?

Yes: Check with your rei specialist for details, but all ovum donors would be asked to report a detailed family history and would be tested for common recessive disorders, such as cystic fibroisis. Many programs would also request more extensive testing including a panel of 100 such recessive diseases, including such problems as spinal muscular atrophy, the askenazi jewish panel, fragile x, & more. ...Read more

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Will becoming an egg donor affect my chances of having a child of my own in the future?

Will becoming an egg donor affect my chances of having a child of my own in the future?

Not that we know ...: As far as we know being an egg donor does not affect your future fertility potential. But 'just to be safe' as well as to reduce the chances of kids from the same donor having kids together, we limit each donor to no more than 6 egg donation cycles in her lifetime, across the us. As part of becoming a donor you will be tested to make sure you have normal or above-average egg supply / fertility. ...Read more

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Older, single and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or donor egg be the solution?

It depends.: It depends on what you mean by "older". If you're over 40, and especially over 42, a donor egg may be a best solution. Be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can individualize your care to you, according to your particular age and situation. At our center, we have amazing ivf success rates in women around age 40 using their own eggs! ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

Hep C: Usually before egg donation patients are tested thoroughly. If tested positive now should discuss with your IVF doctor. They can give you the data you're looking for. It's a tough situation to encounter when all that work has been done. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a lady with ais syndrome does get successfully pregnant through ivf/donor egg is there any risk of the child inheriting the syndrome from birth mum?

If a lady with ais syndrome does get successfully pregnant through ivf/donor egg is there any risk of the child inheriting the syndrome from birth mum?

AIS: No, ais cannot be passed through child-birth, but a lady with ais cannot be pregnant either. She has no uterus or oocytes so she can't either carry a child nor contribute eggs for conception in a gestational surrogate. If the oocytes are from a separate egg donor, the risk of ais is low, as in the general population. ...Read more

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Is there any way that pregnant woman and her baby by donor egg can exchange DNA so he really is her genetic child?

Not yet: What you are asking is not possible as yet to vacate all the genetic material from a donor egg and replace it with the chromosomes of the "natural" mother for fertilization and genetic recombination. However, I am sure somewhere there is research going on to do just that in the future. ...Read more

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Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Not al All: Actually it is really not considered option and not all all like adoption. First the male partner (assuming male female partners) is a genetic father. Second, you still carry the pregnancy. Third you can breast feed and take care of the child from the first moment. Also legally you are always the birth mother and it is your decision whether to disclose your treatment to anyone. ...Read more

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What happens if at 18 child wants to meet donor, but donor does not?

What happens if at 18 child wants to meet donor, but donor does not?

Then Not: 1st of all, donor of what? But a donor of anything such as an organ transplant, has the right to privacy. ...Read more

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Should I use donor registry to find sibling or donor for my child first?

Should I use donor registry to find sibling or donor for my child first?

Depends: I have had parents that were successful in finding the same but anonymous donor at a sperm bank that helped them with a second pregnancy, assuring some similarity in the physical appearance of their two kids. Success in their situation came when the donor was still working with the bank.You can discuss such an option with local facilities if this is your ?. ...Read more

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Should an unrelated marrow donor search be initiated if my child has no related donor?

Yes: The bone marrow transplantation program at ucsf is certified by the nmdp to facilitate unrelated donor searches and transplants. The process begins with a simple blood test designed to evaluate the recipient's hla genes. This blood test, called hla typing, identifies antigens or proteins located on the surface of their cells that are important for immune function. ...Read more

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What is the risk to egg donor?

What is the risk to egg donor?

Gynecologist: This question is probably best answered by a ob-gyn doctor, or doctor specialized in infertility, rather than an allergist. Please ask health tap administrators to refer ur question to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do you become an egg donor?

How do you become an egg donor?

Contact the clinic: This is a local problem and one that we on health tap have little to offer you about. There are probably policies and requirements set by each fertility center. Please contact the one you are interested in helping out with. ...Read more

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How can I deal with needing an egg donor?

How can I deal with needing an egg donor?

Difficult: As we deal with couples who need egg donor the universal first opinion is negative - "there's no way i'm doing that." often th husband has the most concern. Our experience though is for those who choose egg donor, all the feelings of strangeness and genetic inequalities etc are gone by the preg test. Amazingly the children almost always look just like the mother! overall positive for majority. ...Read more

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Adoption (Definition)

Adoption is an activity in which the full parental rights to the "adopted child" are transferred from the child's current parents (usually the child's biological parents) to the adopting parents. The adopting parents will then raise the ...Read more