IVF & Egg Donation Blog

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Female fertility may be affected by a vast variety of factors, some of which are quite well-known to the general public.

However, there are also other factors in play that you may not be aware of, yet they could be crucial to your ability to conceive a baby.

One of them is healthy body weight. It may seem unlikely that what you eat (and consequently, your weight) could impact on fertility.

However, our bodies think that the optimal time to bear a child is when you’re lean and fit. As a result, being overweight could reduce your chances of getting pregnant.

You finally got pregnant, after a few trials, and gave birth to your baby. You managed to accept the fact that you wouldn’t be genetically connected with your child.

After all, you carried that baby for nine months – and the child was yours. The thought that the baby was still half your partner’s, genetically, was somehow comforting.

Yet at this moment, you’re watching your newborn, and the baby doesn’t seem to look like your partner. The baby doesn’t look like your donor either.

How come? What should you think of that? Is there any genetic connection at all? Is there any hope for your child to look like your partner down the road?

The moment has come; you were finally able to become pregnant through an IVF procedure with the help of an egg donor.

You can already imagine holding a new-born baby in your arms. However, some unpleasant thoughts might begin to creep into your mind. Is it really my baby? Wouldn’t having a donor egg baby be just like raising an adopted child?

You and your partner are the only reason why this baby will be born. The baby might not share your genes, but this baby boy or girl owes his or her life to you.

You will always remember this fact and there is nothing in the world that feels as good as the knowledge that you were the sole reason for creating a new life.

According to the statistics, the level of anxiousness and depression in women suffering from infertility can be compared to those with cancer, HIV, and heart disease.

When it comes to men, they also experience the consequences, such as self-esteem issues and a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression.

However, due to the fact that infertility is not generally seen as a disease, a lot of people find it difficult to understand how it can affect a human being.

As a result, people dealing with infertility feel completely misunderstood and isolated, and these are the symptoms of depression.

Our top priority is to support our patients in having the maximum chance of pregnancy success, with the smallest risks.

Women who are 35 and older are increasingly turning to a procedure of single embryo transfer accompanied by comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) and enjoying great outcomes.

Fortunately, single embryo transfer significantly reduces the risks linked to multiples and is an excellent choice for many patients.

If you would like to know more about this option – don`t hesitate to contact us. Our fertility experts will gladly help and answer all your questions.

While you may be feeling more than ready to move forward and have a transfer as soon as possible, it’s actually best to wait.

The longer an embryo has to develop, the more likely the embryologist will be able to select the highest quality to transfer.

It also allows time for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to screen for genetic abnormalities. A more viable blastocyst means a greater chance of surviving transfer and implantation.

In fact, a blastocyst transfer is the closest thing to a natural pregnancy; at day 5 of development, the uterine lining is typically the most receptive to an embryo that would just be leaving the fallopian tube.

Well, nothing physical is ticking inside your body planning to ring when it is the best age to become a parent.

Nevertheless, there is an innate mechanism in your brain. The one orchestrates your physiological processes like growth, sleep, as well as reproduction.

For instance, the sleep-regulating circadian rhythm is a component of this innate mechanism. It helps your body to adjust well to the environment.

According to some researchers, it can also produce a hormonal inclination for becoming a parent at a certain point in time. One study conducted in 2011 shows that women and men alike can experience an “impulsive, instinctual and almost overwhelming urge for having a baby.”

Officially referred to as oocyte cryopreservation, egg freezing is a procedure during which a female’s eggs are extracted from the ovaries and frozen so that they can be used in the future whenever needed.

While previously this was viewed as an experiment, these days it is a reliable method of overcoming certain infertility issues.

What is more, the procedure of egg freezing hasn’t been labeled as investigational by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine since 2012.

The development of various techniques and the improvement of the egg freezing procedure have offered women a chance to have biological children when they want to.

We failed IVF what now? The answer to this question is enormously hard for some of us.

Many families struggling to conceive children have undergone repeated cycles of failed in vitro fertilization (IVF), leaving them pretty much convinced that nothing will ever work for them.

But, as they say, where there is life, there is hope. Sunshine has accumulated significant experience in helping families who have gone through unsuccessful IVF attempts at other reproductive clinics.

Interested in figuring out how Sunshine donation agency can assist you in growing your family? Here you will find further details on our services.

Sunshine helps people of all sexual orientations to build the family they are dreaming of. If you and your partner want to start a family, you may wonder what options you have and how the process looks like.

There are two ways for male couples to have a child – using a gestational carrier and traditional surrogacy.

At Sunshine, we’ll use your or your partner’s sperm in combination with an egg donated by an egg donor.

The egg will be fertilized by IVF and the embryo will be carried by a surrogate mother. We will do the semen analysis of the partner who wishes to donate his sperm to test the viability of the sperm.