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Why Couples Are Turning To Egg Donation To Start A Family?

The medical marvel of egg donation in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has renewed hope for those couples diagnosed as being hopelessly infertile. Because of poor quality of eggs, some women have been unable to conceive and carry a baby to full term. Today, couples are frequently turning to egg donation to start a family.


Egg Donation

Studies have shown that using quality donor eggs in conjunction with IVF is less expensive and more successful than repeated and failed IVF cycles using the intended mother’s own eggs.

IVF using donor eggs was introduced over two decades ago and 1000s of hopeful parents have realized the opportunity of conceiving and carrying a baby to full-term.

Candidates for IVF Using Donor Eggs

Typical candidates using donor eggs in conjunction with IVF are women who have been diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) – poor quantity and quality of egg production – including those women experiencing:

  • Premature ovarian failure, also known as early menopause
  • Poor response to ovarian stimulation medications
  • High day 3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels
  • Very low antral follicle counts through ultrasound
  • Advanced maternal age, typically after the age of 33, a woman’s ovaries will produce eggs that are progressively poorer in quality

Some other reason donor eggs are used in conjunction with IVF:

  • The woman has no ovaries, but has an intact uterus
  • To prevent a genetic condition from being passed on to the child
  • Menopause
  • Chemotherapy history
  • Genetic disease history
  • Multiple IVF failures

Egg Donation Through My Egg Bank

Advanced Fertility Services works in concert with New York State licensed egg bank, My Egg Bank. This is a 21st Century revolutionary program using an egg donor profiling system ensuring infertile couples receive quality eggs. All participant egg donors are thoroughly screened for health risks in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including:

  • Infection diseases
  • Inherited disorders
  • Mental illness

Advanced Fertility Services will submit every couple’s demographic and contact information to My Egg Bank. A representative from My Egg Bank will assist the couple in the selection of their egg donor. After selection has been made, the frozen eggs will be shipped to Advanced Fertility Services. Then, the intended mother’s cycle will be prepared for IVF using the donor’s eggs.

Pioneering Doctor of IVF Using Donor Eggs

Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – pioneering doctor of IVF using donor eggs – is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation at Advanced Fertility Center.