June 2016

Health and Safety of Egg Donation

Many women have concerns about the health and safety of egg donation and I am here to clear up some of the untruths you may come across on the internet.  Egg donation has both known and potential risks – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is the only known risk and is reported to be approximately 1% to 2% per retrieval cycle.  Egg donors may, in fact, see a lower occurrence because this group of women is not conceiving after taking the stimulation hormones1.  OHSS has been shown to decrease further with the use of GnRH agonist medication for the final stage of egg maturation rather than administering the traditional hCG medication1.  OHSS is a risk inherent to egg donation and the frequent monitoring appointments during the stimulation phase are imperative to reduce the risk of occurrence.  Following the doctor’s orders and showing up to appointments as scheduled are important parts in your journey as an egg donor.
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Pray For Orlando

The LGBT community has made massive strides in the past several years, with love winning above all in countless efforts for equality. The tragic events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida remind us that we need to put love above all else and be there in support for humans on a human level, not just when tragic events occur but each and every day. #PrayForOrlando
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