IVF & Egg Donation Blog

At one point in your fertility journey, you should make a stressful, but important step – visit a fertility clinic.

The initial several appointments can be particularly intimidating because you do not know what to expect and must process large amounts of information provided to you.

It is essential to ask the right questions at your appointments but if you feel overwhelmed you will easily forget those questions. One trick is to prepare a list of questions prior to your appointments.

As your appointment is coming to an end, pull out your list and run through it with your fertility doctor to ensure you get all the answers you need.

The ability to use the services of an egg donor came as a godsend for many women who have lost their fertility.

Many people are aware of the fact that the fertility of a woman begins to decline after she hits the mid-30s.

More and more women decide to build a family later in their life; unfortunately, unlike men, their fertility rapidly declines after a certain age and they are unable to have kids.

Thankfully, by choosing an egg donor, you can experience the joy of motherhood you’ve always dreamed of.

All you have to do is overcome any preconceptions that you may have and use the following tips when browsing through our extensive database of egg donors.

The quality of sperm affects the possibility of conceiving the child.

That`s why many couples are eager to know what affects sperm quality and how to improve it.

Common bad habits and an unhealthy lifestyle can greatly harm your sperm.

There are many factors that affect sperm quality. Sperm should have 50% or more healthy spermatozoa that have an oval head and a long tail.

Healthy sperm must be motile and there should also be a normal indicator of their number – about 20 million for 1 ml of sperm.

All these indicators are very important for the quality of sperm, but there are factors that can worsen it.

The most prominent symptoms of PCOS are irregular or missing periods and food cravings.

Since these symptoms are also present in a multitude of other disorders and easily dismissed as consequences of a stressful lifestyle or lack of sleep, PCOS often goes undiagnosed.

Modern medical science has not yet been able to discover the exact PCOS causes, but it is likely that they are rooted in genetics.

Meanwhile, PCOS may actually affect your fertility and some other aspects of your health, so it is important to be aware of this condition and its impact on your health.

You may have heard about egg donation – a cousin or a friend have mentioned an article they were reading – and you’ve decided to do some research as well.

After spending a few evenings digging for information online, you may have found that you are even more baffled than you were original.

No wonder! While the procedure of egg donation itself is not too complicated, it requires a basic understanding of the steps included – and what is being required from you as an egg donor.

We will walk you through all the phases of the egg donation procedure to help inform your decision on whether you are ready to embark on this venture.

If you think of becoming an egg donor, you might feel confused about the whole process and unsure whether you are ready for it. The best way to understand how egg donations happen is to break the process down into separate steps.

You apply to become an egg donor.

We review your application.

If your application is accepted, you make it into our donor database and eventually become selected by intended parents.

You undergo medical screening.

Paperwork is done to legalize the egg donation process.

You start the injections necessary to enable egg retrieval.

The actual egg retrieval happens.

Being a parent is not a walk in the park, to begin with. But when it comes to explaining to your child how they arrived into this world, the task appears nothing short of overwhelming and is being dreaded by many parents.

On the other hand, you cannot postpone this fundamental conversation indefinitely, it will take place in one way or the other and you better be prepared for it.

In this blog post, we have outlined various reasons why parents should not avoid that difficult conversation and how to frame the message to a child about his or her surrogate birth in the most thoughtful and delicate way possible.

No matter what is your individual philosophy on revealing a child’s birth story, the practice shows it pays off to be straightforward and honest with your child from early on.

Sadly, more than 50 million people globally suffer from infertility. Most individuals or couples can become fertile again with well-established therapeutic methods.

However, when such less aggressive methods fail or in situations when they are inappropriate, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be required. In short, IVF is an assisted reproduction method in which egg and sperm are combined in a laboratory to provide for fertilization to happen outside the body, followed by transfer of the embryo back to the uterus.

Sunshine is expanding possibility space for women who have had difficulties conceiving. Via using donor eggs, both fresh and frozen, we enable pregnancy for women struggling to conceive with their own egg. Our pregnancy success rates with donor eggs depend on a woman’s age and are approaching 80%.

Infertility is a reproductive system`s disorder that can be triggered by a series of reasons and medical conditions and touches about one in six women and men of reproductive age. Leading reproductive health organizations advise consulting with an infertility expert if you fit into one of the groups below:

Women under 35 years of age who have not been successful in getting pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sexual activities.

Women who are 35 years of age and older who have not been successful in getting pregnant after 6 months of deliberate conceiving efforts or more.

Women who have experienced at least two miscarriages.

Women who have been diagnosed with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis or have a male partner with a low sperm count, which is an impairing factor in a woman`s s ability to conceive.

You may have heard your female friend or relative mention that they are about to become an egg donor, and you may have felt compelled to find out more facts about egg donation process.

Having done some research, you probably feel even more confused than you were in the beginning because of the sheer amount of sometimes contradictory information available online.

We understand your problem and we want you to be sufficiently familiar with the egg donation process before you decide whether you would like to be an egg donor or not.

While egg donation is not overly complicated and demanding, it still calls for a certain level of responsibility and dedication to the cause to be a good egg donor.