Egg Donation

What is Egg Donation?

Egg donation helps you get pregnant simply and safely.

A New Hope in Your Path to Parenthood

Happy families have extended to include single parents, same-sex couples, and surrogate parents. The fertility specialists at Global Fertility & Genetics in New York, openly support third party reproduction, so the conventional roadblocks to biological parenting are more flexible than ever. Call Global Fertility & Genetics today, to explore the options open to you.

Egg Donation helps you get pregnant simply and safely. Many women have already managed to become mothers thanks to this technique, and you can be the next. The donated egg is fertilized with your partner's semen or with a semen donation. The process is exactly the same as in the case of a conventional In Vitro Fertilization, but the donor will take care of the ovarian stimulation and the recovery.

Third party reproduction

It is reproduction method that requires a person other than the parenting couple. This could be through sperm or Egg Donation. Today, wiith more partnerships and marriages occurring in the LBGTQ community, there are many family models that don’t include the components to achieve biological conception. The contributions of a third party are necessary to create a viable pregnancy with the biological contribution of at least 1 member of the parenting couple. Global Fertility & Genetics offers families of any membership fertility treatment options, including:

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Techniques using donated eggs
  • Techniques using donated sperm
  • Using a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate mother

Frequently asked questions about Egg Donation

What is involved with Egg Donation?

The donor typically undergoes a 5-step process through the egg donation process. The initial screening process usually includes a blood test on the 3rd day of a potential donor’s menstrual cycle to check for hormone levels. A transvaginal ultrasound establishes the donor’s physiology. Successful screening includes a psychological portion as well, if other tests are positive.

The 2nd phase of screening includes additional blood testing for sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis, drug use, and genetic screening.

The 3rd step includes the legal and financial stages, if these are involved.

The 4th step synchronizes the egg donor with the egg recipient, whether it’s a member of the receiving family or their surrogate.

The 5th step is the actual egg harvest, during which the donor undergoes a process that takes about 30 minutes, followed by a period of postoperative recovery. The egg is then available for fertilization and implantation.

Are there risks to the donation process?

Egg Donation is a relatively new procedure, so no long-term, definitive studies have examined the process in depth. However, many of the steps prior to egg retrieval are used in other fertility treatments and so their effects are known.

For instance, the risks associated with fertility drugs impact the egg donor. These include increased chances of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can, in rare cases, lead to enlarged ovaries or blood clots. A connection between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer is suspected, but not yet proven.

Before the IVF treatment cycle begins, donors typically go through a series of screenings. Women have ovarian reserve testing to establish quantity and quality of egg supply, while men have semen analysis to determine the health of sperm. Both partners are screened for infectious diseases. Mock embryo transfers may be performed to determine the best IVF techniques. In Global Fertility & Genetics we are specialized in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and frozen embryo transfer (FET) techniques.

Our families are know as happy as diverse and in Global Fertility & Genetics we want to help you in your search of the perfect Egg Donation process. Contact us to start your journey to parenthood!