In reciprocal IVF, the eggs are removed from one parent’s ovaries, fertilized or inseminated outside of the body, and then placed in the second parent’s body. This allows both partners to equally contribute to the IVF process
As you age, female fertility declines. Around the ages of 33 to 35 years old, your likelihood of livebirth decreases. This is true for all women whether they have had a child before or not. You are still able to have successful live births; however, this may include using a Donor Egg from a younger woman. […]
National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a time to encourage women to #KHOWHmore about ways to prioritize their health today, including staying up to date on health visits and screenings. During National Women’s Health Week, the FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is highlighting key messages each day of the week to encourage women to […]
The IVF timeline has become a two-step process—changing the answer to the FAQ: When is the right time to try IVF? A question that Dr. Mary Hinckley from Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area gets asked quite often is when is the right time to do in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Most people […]
As in all of our egg donor and intended parent matches, medical records of your donor are sent to your IVF clinic for further review. Your physician will be the one who will ultimately give approval of your donor.
Follicle-stimulating hormone, also known as FSH, is a hormone checked routinely between days 2-4 of the menstrual cycle. It is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries to develop follicles. As a dominant follicle develops, it in turn sends certain signals (inhibin-B) that will suppress FSH release (negative feedback).
All donors, both anonymous and known, should be screened per the most recent guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Donors should be legal adults in their state and preferably between the ages of 21 and 34. The reason for the age minimum is to ensure […]
One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to learn about LGBTQ+ family-building is, “how much is this going to cost?” When it comes to LGBTQ+ fertility, there are so many amazing pathways to biological parenthood – between IUI, IVF, and surrogacy, as well as egg or sperm donation, the considerations are […]
Egg donation has helped thousands of infertile couples realize their dream of becoming parents. Upon selection, egg donors go through a five-phase process. This entire process is a delicate one and the steps to a successful egg donation cycle are closely monitored by our team of experts.