When you’re looking for the chance to become a parent or the opportunity to help intended parents as a surrogate or egg donor, working with only a comprehensive and committed agency should do. Here are four criteria you can consider narrowing your selection of assisted reproduction partners down to one outstanding agency candidate.
If you’re wondering how to stay organized during assisted reproduction, consider how people make weddings happen. These days, you probably wouldn’t even think to coordinate all the moving parts of a wedding without a wedding planner; there’s the venue, the flowers, the catering, the limousine, the emotional attendants, and much more.
If you are considering an egg donor pregnancy, rest assured that, physically speaking, an egg donor pregnancy won’t feel any different than pregnancy with your own egg. You’ll experience the same joys and excitement that accompany most other pregnancies. The only difference is that, medically speaking, you may be asked to attend additional prenatal screenings to ensure your pregnancy is a healthy one. Here are three positive experiences to expect during your (egg donor) pregnancy:
Have you decided to end fertility treatment? Sometimes, even with modern reproductive technology, an infertility diagnosis or medical issue can continue to prevent families from growing. Couples and individuals who have reached this point can have the option of choosing third-party reproduction in order to have children. Third-party reproduction refers to egg donation, sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy.
One of the first questions potential egg donors often ask after learning about the egg donation process is, “Will it hurt to donate my eggs?”
We work with people who desperately want to become parents and have been told that they will need to use an egg donor to help make that dream become a reality, either due to infertility or the need for reproductive assistance such as with LGBT individuals or couples. There are two possible scenarios available as an egg donor. Please learn more about them below.
Whenever you combine the world of science with nature for any reason, the results are unpredictable to a certain degree. While advances in the area of infertility are constantly being made, there are still many unknowns. Knowing the risks in a donor cycle, and understanding them, before you begin your journey with an egg donor is an important step.
Professionals Radio Network presents Nancy Block, Vice President of Fertility SOURCE Companies on September 9, 2016.
Family building through egg donation and finding an egg donor can be a daunting process. You have dealt with your fertility struggle for a long time to get to this point and now that you have decided to go the donor egg route, where to start?
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.