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Considering using an egg donor

We recently found out that we are unable to have anymore children naturally, so we are now considering using an egg donor. Has anyone out there used an egg donor? Do you have any advice?

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Asked by pumpkins_mama at 2:32 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • You should see a Reproductive Specialist (Invitro) Doctor ASAP. If a regular OBGYN gave you your diagnosis then I would get a second opinion from a Reproductive Specialist. They also offer the egg donor procedure.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:39 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I agree with ILovemyPaulie 100%. My regular OBGYN told me she supected I had primary ovarian failure (early menopause) and started talking about egg donors. She referred me to an RE. With my RE's help I conceived twins without an egg donor or Invitro. If you do need an egg donor you will definitely need an RE. GL!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • We are seeing a reproductive specialist. My age has caught up with me and my eggs. We have a beautiful 3 year old daughter that was conceived naturally. Then I had a miscarriage a little over 2 years ago. We have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant again. I've been working with a specialist for the past few months, and after all of the testing, I've been given a 0-5% chance of getting pregnant with my own eggs using IVF. The chances increase to 75% using an egg donor with my husband's sperm. I have an appointment with the specialist to discuss further, but was hoping to find someone that had already been through it and could maybe offer some insight.

    Comment by pumpkins_mama (original poster) at 2:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Have you looked into Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or (PGD)? It worked for me. I had 23 eggs removed, 5 fertilized, out of the 5, I had one embryo free from abnormalities and now I have a healthy little boy. It is done along with IVF. If you conceived a healthy child only 3 years ago, then you still have good eggs. I had my Son at 39. Best wishes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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