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.

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