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. […]
The innovations in reproductive technology have allowed millions of people to become parents.
Egg donation is one of those ways; whether you are looking into donating your eggs or are curious about your health, donating your eggs helps out many families trying to become parents.
The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora
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 […]
When we talk about egg quality, we mean whether or not the egg is genetically normal (euploid) or abnormal (aneuploid). A good quality egg should contain 23 chromosomes. However, as a woman gets older, more of her eggs have abnormal chromosomes, which is a major cause of miscarriages, IVF cycle failure or genetic disorders such as down syndrome. These abnormal eggs are just not able to fertilize and develop correctly.
By collecting family health history and having this information early, people are able to access the growing number of genetic tests available, expand their options for family planning, improve the management of pregnancy or neonatal care, and take advantage of treatments for inherited disease
Screening for Egg Donors refers to the way Egg Donation Agencies, IVF Centers, Third Party Reproductive Lawyers, and Surrogacy Agencies evaluates potential donors to be sure their eggs will offer a safe alternative for family building.
Carrier screening is a type of genetic test that can tell you whether you carry a gene for certain genetic disorders. When it is done before or during pregnancy, it allows you to find out your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder