Category Archives: Using an Egg Donor

Estate Planning and IVF

Sunray Fertility

I made it my mission to create a place where parents could come to ask questions and get the help they needed. The journey to a family should be as beautiful and joyous as a ray of sunshine

Tips for Creating an Egg Donor Profile

Tips for creating a great egg donor profile

We all know that first impressions count, and this is no different when applying to become an egg donor. As most of our cases are 100% anonymous, your donor profile is the only thing intended parents have to rely on to determine if they would like you to be their donor.

What is AMH?

EDI now offers AMH testing on select Egg Donors

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)

A hormone secreted by the cells of the developing antral and pre-antral follicles (or egg sacks) in the ovaries. Once secreted from these growing follicles, AMH stops more immature ones from getting recruited into the maturation process, so that not all the eggs mature all at the same time. Because AMH reflects the number of eggs maturing in the ovaries on their way to ovulation, AMH is a strong indicator of a woman’s ovarian reserve (OR) – the ovaries’ ability to produce good-quality eggs. Using the Roche Elecsys AMH Assay, the median AMH level (pmol/l) for a donor between 20–29 years of age is 13.1 – 53.8.

What is a Blastocyst?

From ovulation to fertilization; how a Blastocyst is formed

When undergoing IVF, a blastocyst is the stage the embryo reaches after 5 days in culture from the egg retrieval. During the three first days of development the embryos start to divide in separate cells, and they are called cleavage embryos. It is only from day 3 to day 5 that the blastocyst is formed.

Choosing an Egg Donor

Think about what you want from your donor in terms of intelligence and personality

Are you looking for a perfect egg donor? Neelam Chhagani from New Delhi’s IVF Conceptions breaks down what the top 8 criteria her clients request when choosing an egg donor

How Quickly Does Ovarian Reserve Diminish?

Low ovarian reserve?

“Ovarian Reserve” is a term referred by many infertility specialists to describe the size, quality and developmental potential of the eggs remaining in the ovary.

IVF and Injections, Your Questions Answered

Egg donor taking Lupron injections

All patients are given a treatment plan, recommended by their doctors, that they should follow. In their plan, they will find the medication to take, the dosage, and when they need to go back to the clinic for vaginal ultrasounds during the ovarian stimulation.

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