The biggest benefits are indeed that the eggs have already been screened. Meaning that the genetic screening that occurs has already been done, you have knowledge of that. All the infectious disease screening that is done according to FDA guidance has already been completed, any type of urine drug screen has already been completed as well.
Deciding to have a baby is a big, exciting (and perhaps a little scary) decision. In the LGBTQ world, there’s quite a few options ahead of you, but if you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably at least toying with the idea of surrogacy. Surrogacy is a big decision with a lot of steps. But […]
Obtaining a second opinion does not mean that a patient is obligated to switch to a new fertility center. Instead, it can simply serve as an opportunity to re-evaluate your fertility testing and treatment thus far.
How does egg donation work? When you choose to donate your eggs, you are performing a great act of empathy and compassion. Many egg donors understand the struggles an individual or couple may go through in attempts to start a family, and they want to help. Couples facing infertility, LGBTQ couples, single parents and […]
As an egg bank, we understand that there is no shortage of reasons for women to freeze their eggs. Life can be unpredictable, and every woman’s journey is different. Lindsay Warner, a writer for Harper Bazaar, shared her deeply personal experience that led to her freezing her eggs, and we thought her story would resonate […]
As women, we are born with a finite number of eggs, and as we mature those eggs degenerate and the quality of our eggs decline as well. One of the most important factors in determining your chance of achieving pregnancy is age. Generally speaking, fertility starts to decline when women are in their early 30s, […]
A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fertility and infertility treatment than women do and are particularly optimistic—or confused—when it comes to what they think they know about female fertility and age. Texas-based researchers Parker Murray and Rashmi Kudesia presented their study […]
Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility Study authors recommend patients be more proactive A new study shows that many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. “We found that most OB-GYNs don’t […]