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Egg Donation Process for Recipients

Getting Pregnant with Donor Eggs

Once you’ve decided to use donor eggs to fulfill your dream of becoming a parent, it is our job at Palm Beach Fertility Center to ensure the process is as easy and enjoyable as it can be. By offering you education, support, and compassionate care, we can help you achieve your goals. We work with a wide variety of egg donor recipients, including single, gay, and lesbian parents-to-be, as well as opposite-sex couples who struggle to conceive.

Deciding to proceed with receiving donated eggs may seem daunting, but we are here to guide you and put your mind at ease. We work hard to ensure you find the perfect match while searching for the right egg donor, which is a very personal process.

Who is Eligible to Donate Eggs?

Women who choose to donate their eggs must meet strict minimum eligibility criteria. These women fill out detailed questionnaires addressing their family medical history, their physical characteristics, why they have chosen to donate their eggs, and more. Egg donors will be psychologically evaluated to discuss their emotional, social, and family backgrounds, as well as their motivation for egg donation, so she is completely prepared to donate her eggs.

Steps for Receiving an Egg Donation

Once you have decided on the right egg donor for you, you will meet with a psychologist for counseling and emotional support. During these sessions, you can discuss issues related to non-biologic parenting, how your fertility struggles have affected you and your partner, parenting at an older age (if applicable), and more. You must also meet with a lawyer to make a contract with the egg donor to ensure the donor will waive all parental rights and that any children born from their genetic material are the legitimate children of the parents-to-be.

Depending on whether you proceed with fresh donor eggs or frozen eggs, receiving an egg donation will be slightly different. Dr. Mark Denker, our fertility specialist at Palm Beach Fertility Center, will help you decide whether fresh or frozen eggs would be the better option for you. If you proceed with a fresh egg donation, the egg recipient and the egg donor will both be put on birth control pills to synchronize your menstrual cycles and to prepare your body to accept a fertilized egg.

Upon retrieval, donor eggs are fertilized in our in-vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory with the male partner or donor’s sperm. The recipient typically undergoes embryo transfer within 5 days of egg retrieval. Once the embryo is ready, it will be implanted into the recipient’s uterus where it will grow and develop.

Do you have questions about receiving an egg donation, such as the cost of receiving donated eggs? Contact us at Palm Beach Fertility Center at (888) 819-5177 to get started.

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Unique as Your DNA

Anyone trying to conceive without success knows that infertility can consume your life. Dr. Mark Denker, M.D., R.E., and the compassionate team at Palm Beach Fertility Center understand that nothing matters more to you than building a family. We devote ourselves to helping resolve infertility with individualized care that produces optimal results.

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