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Egg Donation

Oocyte (egg) donation

Oocyte (egg) donation, available since the mid 1980’s, and has become the most effective option for women with low “ovarian reserve” or early/premature menopause, or some with severely poor egg quality.

The process involves harvesting oocytes from the ovaries of a woman with normal fertility and egg numbers (the “egg donor”). These eggs are fertilized with the sperm of the intended father and then, the resulting embryo(s) are transferred into the uterus of the intended mother. If pregnancy is established, the mother then becomes the “gestational” mother and experiences the pregnancy and birth, although she is not the genetic mother. Her partner providing the sperm is the genetic father.

The entire process has been made easier with the advancement of “egg freezing”. Eggs may now be cryopreserved and shipped to the site of use, similar to the ease of procuring semen for donor insemination. NewLIFE assists women in the process after selecting donor eggs from domestic Donor Egg Banks. The donor’s characteristics are matched for the receiving woman’s personal preferences. An additional advantage of the egg banking process is lower cost of using donated eggs, making this more affordable for many.

Please call (850) 857-3733 for specific questions and our staff will be happy to discuss them with you.