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Can I Donate Eggs If I Am on Birth Control?

human-egg-stock-today-150612-tease_6995b8a1f07f7c2b3b5cf593933eb87f.jpgAs long as you are in good health, you are eligible to become an egg donor even if you are on birth control. Egg donors must be in their early to mid-20s – not older than 30. Egg donors are changing lives all over the globe. An egg donor makes a selfless effort to help other women who are unable to produce their own eggs in order to achieve a successful pregnancy through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Because of their gift of life, egg donors assist other women in becoming new mothers.

Profile of an Egg Donor

Young women who want to become egg donors must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be in their early to mid-20s, however, not older than 30
  • Be in excellent health – nonsmoker with a normal body weight
  • Be free from any known familial, genetic, or sexually transmitted diseases
  • Pass all psychological, medical, and genetic testing required by the egg donor program

Egg donors are engaged individuals full of empathy for others. It has become a common trend for first-time egg donors to repeat their donation because they have found the experience so rewarding. They realize the appreciativeness and joy their egg donation brought to an infertile couple. The role of an egg donor truly makes a difference in the lives of others – for a lifetime.

Become an Egg Donor

New Hope Fertility NYC spearheads an internationally celebrated Egg Donor Program. The program helps couples who are unable to conceive a child due to poor egg quality or inability to produce eggs. Our Egg Donor Program carefully screen donors and protects the privacy of both egg donor and recipient parents throughout the entire donation process. We are vigilant in handling delicate matters involved in the egg donation experience.

Young, Healthy, Active Donors

Our donors are successful because they are young women living healthy, active lives. To ensure egg recipients receive the highest quality eggs, donors undergo strict screening.

Critical inquiry of donors entails:

  • Physical examination
  • Pap smear
  • Psychological screening
  • Psychological counseling
  • Genetic screening
  • Infectious disease testing
  • Substance abuse screening

Profile of Egg Donation Recipients

More women than ever are using egg donors as they keep delaying childbearing until long past the age when their own eggs are healthy. This has helped fuel an increased demand for egg donors by first-time mothers over the age of 40 – whose numbers have quadrupled over the past 30 years.

Even if the recipient mother’s advanced age is not a factor, the gift of life keeps on giving from egg donors who have offered their eggs (oocytes) to women who are unable to become pregnant due to a variety of medical conditions.

Grateful beneficiaries of egg donation include women suffering from:

  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Poor quality or no egg production
  • No ovaries with an intact uterus
  • Prevention of a genetic condition from being passed on to the child
  • Menopause
  • Chemotherapy history
  • Genetic disease history
  • Multiple IVF failures

Egg donation is also an avenue for same-sex male couples to conceive a child biologically related to one of the partners through gestational surrogacy.

Celebrated Egg Donation Program in NYC

It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized egg donation plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

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