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How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Scrambled, fried or over easy? How about donated instead?

Many women who have trouble conceiving turn to egg donation in order to become pregnant. A couple may decide to pursue egg donation when the woman has poor egg quality, genetic issues, is over the age of 39, or she just can’t get pregnant.

Each egg donor is screened with a full medical checkup and paid a sum for their eggs. Similar to in vitro fertilization (IVF), the egg donor undergoes ovarian stimulation and an egg retrieval. The eggs are fertilized (by the sperm of your partner or a sperm donor) in the lab. After fertilization occurs, your sweet little embryo(s) are transferred into your uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy.

If you are interested in learning more about egg donation, visit Fertility Authority's Egg Donation Channel for more information or contact our Patient Care Advocates by calling 1-855-955-BABY (2229). They can help you connect with a fertility doctor who specializes in egg donation.

Think egg donation is right for you? Check out the benefits of doing a shared egg donation cycle, as explained by Dr. Michael Doyle of Connecticut Fertility Associates: