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Using an Egg Donor in Baltimore
If you have been unable to get pregnant using basic fertility treatments, you may be a candidate for egg donation. Choosing an egg donor in Baltimore may be an option if you have been diagnosed with conditions like premature ovarian failure or diminished ovarian reserve. Egg donation can also be a family-building option for women who received chemotherapy that damaged their fertility.
The CDC publishes an updated ART Report , with information on the number of fresh donor egg and frozen donor egg cycles performed in Baltimore fertility clinics.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
You can choose from two types of egg donors: known egg donors or anonymous egg donors. Known egg donors are women you know in your everyday life, such as a relative or a friends, while anonymous egg donors are women whose identity you do not know. Intended parents are usually matched with egg donors through a fertility clinic or an egg donor agency.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
There are no state laws that regulate the operation of egg donor agencies, so it is especially important that you do your research before choosing one. Don’t be afraid to as questions, such as how long the egg donor agency has been in operation, what limitations they place on egg donors, and what physical and psychological screening are in place for the donors.
Some intended parents choose egg donor agencies to help match them up with egg donors. At these egg donor agencies, intended parents can usually choose an egg donor based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, or education level.
The following egg donor agencies in the Baltimore area work with fertility treatment patients in Maryland:
Egg Donor Surrogacy USA
Family Building Center, Inc.
Some couples prefer to work with a Baltimore fertility clinic to help them with their egg donation processes. Many find this easier, since everything can be handled in one location.