Egg Donation

Of course, you'd prefer to use your own eggs, but that's not always possible. It could be that you've already tried to use your eggs during IVF procedures but had poor results. Or perhaps you no longer have any viable eggs because of menopause, chemotherapy, radiation, or another medical condition. In some cases, you may carry a genetic defect that you don't want to pass along to your offspring. In any of these situations, receiving eggs from another woman may be the answer to your fertility concerns.

Egg donation allows you to carry a pregnancy and deliver the baby. The donor provides the eggs, the eggs are fertilized by your partner's sperm, and then the newly formed embryos are placed within your uterus for you to carry the pregnancy.

Some women choose this option over adoption because it allows them to physically and emotionally experience pregnancy. They also like that the baby is genetically related to their male partner. It's important to understand that the baby is not genetically related to you, since your eggs were not used. However, you obviously have an extremely important role in this baby's life as its mother.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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