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Using An Egg Donor For IVF

Donor eggs are a great way for women who are unable to become pregnant with their own eggs to grow their family. The decision to use an egg donor is not one that is made lightly and it can be difficult to know the right time to go this route. Talking with your doctor about your options for fertility treatment is a great place to start. Additionally, our guide below can help you through the decision process.

Three Reasons to Use Donor Eggs

Women who are considering using eggs from a donor may choose to go forward for one of the three reasons below or something altogether different.


Diminished Ovarian Reserve     egg donor

Some women find that their ovaries have only a small number of eggs remaining, at an age where they believed that they would still be able to have children. Having a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve does not mean that a woman has to abandon her dream of becoming a parent. Instead, with the assistance of eggs from a donor, she can become pregnant and deliver a child.

Multiple Failed IVF Attempts

Egg quality is a major factor in the success or failure of IVF. When a couple has had multiple IVF failures and egg quality is believed to be the cause, it is time to consider using donor eggs. Donor eggs are from young individuals and are of a high quality. Many women find that they are able to have successful IVF treatment with donor eggs even if they were unable to conceive with their own eggs.

Genetic Diseases

Some women are aware that they are carriers for genetic disease. Either because of their family history or because of a previous child with the issue. Because of this, there are concerns that the mother could pass the disease on to a child conceived with her own eggs. Using eggs from a donor directly addresses this concern while still allowing a woman to carry a pregnancy and give birth to her child.

For additional information on the use of donor eggs and other fertility treatment options, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center today. Please click the link below to enter your information and a fertility specialist from New Hope will contact you - or, simply call 212.969.7422.

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