If you’re struggling with infertility, and in vitro fertilization is not an option or hasn’t worked, egg donation may be the next best step. At California Center for Reproductive Health, our experienced team of fertility specialists can help you determine if egg donation is right for you and your family.
We understand that infertility treatments can take a toll on you physically and mentally. Know that egg donation is associated with the highest pregnancy rates of all fertility care, so if you do decide to go with this option, you have a good chance of successfully adding to your family. Up to 48% of women who go forward with egg donation become pregnant.
In addition to a great rate of success, egg donation affords several benefits to the intended parents and the woman donating.
Benefits for families trying to conceive
Male couples hoping to add to their family and women with certain conditions benefit from egg donation. If a woman has had multiple failed IVF procedures, has been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, has diminished ovarian reserve or poor quality eggs, or has genetically transmitted diseases that could be passed on to a child, we may recommend egg donation as a fertility treatment.
Women older than 40 often benefit from egg donation because older eggs are less likely to result in an embryo and are more likely to carry genetic anomalies.
You get to choose the characteristics you want in an egg donor. You can opt for someone you know, like a family member, or have it be someone anonymous. We screen the donor for any hereditary diseases that could be passed down to a baby, any sexually transmitted diseases, past health concerns, and psychological stability. You’ll be assured that you’re receiving the healthiest egg possible, which gives you the best chance of having a baby.
Egg donation still means that you, the intended mother, carry the baby in your womb. The donated egg is combined with the father’s sperm in a lab to create a viable embryo. This embryo is then placed into your uterus. The intended mother follows a protocol of hormone medications to properly prepare her womb prior to the embryo placement.
Benefits for the donors
Egg donation is a true gift to a family struggling to conceive. You can be assured that if you qualify for donation and successfully provide eggs, you are doing a tremendous service to a couple who desperately needs you.
You’ll also be financially rewarded for your donation as well. You may receive $5,000-$10,000 per cycle, depending on your eligibility and history with us. Plus, you receive fertility diagnostic testing, routine gynecological screening, and genetic screenings, all at no expense to you. If you plan on having children of your own in the future, this information is invaluable.
Deciding to undergo egg donation — as a donor or recipient — is a big step. Our team at California Center for Reproductive Health can answer your questions and present your options when it comes to infertility treatments.
Call our nearest California office in Encino, Valencia, Alhambra, or West Hollywood, or use this website to request a consultation. Our compassionate staff works with you to determine the best way to overcome infertility and create your family.