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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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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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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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