19 Apr Using Donor Eggs: The End or the Beginning?
Using donor eggs represents an opportunity for many women to experience a pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. According to the American Pregnancy Association, more than 3,000 babies are born each year as a result of egg donations. For many couples, using a donor egg is a first choice, while others use the procedure as a last resort.
The prospect of using a donor egg to get pregnant scares some women. Facing the decision to use egg donation, however, doesn’t have to feel like the end of the road; it can also be a beginning—the beginning of your family.
You don’t have to wait until you’re at your wits’ end. Whether you’ve tried every other means of getting pregnant or you already know that you can’t conceive, using an egg donor can pave the way to the child you’ve always wanted, a child that you carry to term. Egg donation is a safe, highly effective way to build your family.
Our San Diego fertility clinic has the facilities, the personnel, the experience, and the program to increase your odds of conceiving a healthy baby by using a donor egg. At Fertility Specialists Medical Group, you have a greater than 50 percent chance of carrying a pregnancy to term using donor eggs, even if you’re over 40 years old. Our egg donor program has seen remarkable outcomes.
If you have genetic abnormalities or underwent cancer treatment that caused you to become infertile, you may be an ideal candidate for receiving donor eggs. If you’ve gone through early menopause, egg donation provides a way for you to carry a baby. Even if advancing age is the reason you can’t conceive, you don’t have to give up on becoming a parent.
Once you make the decision, we will evaluate your medical history, general health, and uterus to optimize your chances for a healthy, successful pregnancy. Your choices of a donor aren’t limited, either. You can use the eggs of a family member or friend, or you can choose one of the anonymous San Diego-area egg donors through our Third Party Reproduction program. You’ll feel safe because we follow strict FDA-approved guidelines for donation procedures and testing. Donor screening is extensive at FSMG; we carefully evaluate the donor’s daily living habits, family history, medical background, and mental health.
If you use an anonymous donor, you play a role in selecting the candidate. You decide which traits your ideal candidate should possess. You can choose characteristics such as hair and eye color, stature, and ethnicity to increase the odds your baby will resemble you. The legalities of the process are taken care of through detailed contracts designed to protect your parenting rights and the anonymity of the donor.
We’re proud of the little bundles of joy our egg donor program has helped bring into the world. So if you find yourself considering egg donation, think of it as the end and the beginning: the end of your troubles and the beginning of your family.