The first step is an evaluation with one of our reproductive endocrinologists, who will discuss your treatment options and help you understand all aspects of the options available. If you decide to proceed with a donor egg cycle, your doctor will tell you what you need to do to prepare. Your doctor will also perform a medical evaluation and physical examination to ensure your health wouldn’t be jeopardized by pregnancy.
Sperm donation is a procedure in which a man donates sperm to help an individual or a couple conceive a baby.
Donated sperm can be inseminated directly into a woman’s uterus (intrauterine insemination), or used to fertilize mature eggs in a lab (in vitro fertilization) to create embryos. The use of donated sperm is known as third-party reproduction.
Embryos are created through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). In order to minimize multiple pregnancies, excess embryos are frozen (cryopreserved) in liquid nitrogen for future use. Eventually, a caring and compassionate individual, an embryo donor, may decide to donate these frozen embryos when they feel they have completed their own family.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive technology used along with an IVF cycle to genetically test cells removed from embryos belonging to patients at risk of passing on a genetic disease to their future children. Healthy embryos can subsequently be chosen for transfer.
Gender selection is a procedure used to determine the gender of a potential baby at the embryo stage, and requires pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) to be carried out on embryos created in the lab via in vitro fertilization.
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