Egg Donors

It Takes a Village – Donor Metaphor

November 5th, 2013
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I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter [...]

Reminders of Infertility

October 8th, 2013
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I want to consider us cured. Maybe not cured of infertility, since the medical condition that got us started on this journey is still there, but cured of childlessness. For me, it was always the difference between being a mother and not being a mother that made infertility so difficult. So once I finally became [...]

Turning Down a Shared Cycle

August 30th, 2013
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More and more fertility clinics are starting to offer shared-donor in-vitro fertilization cycles, where a woman agrees to donate some of her retrieved eggs to another patient in return for a reduced cost of her own IVF treatment. If the woman doesn’t yet have any children, or doesn’t have any biological children, this is a [...]

The Social Implications of In Vitro Pregnancy

October 16th, 2012
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The latest statistics released on birth and pregnancy in the United States show that out of all the couples who fall in the range of an appropriate child-producing age, almost 9% of them are infertile.  The promise and possibilities that an in vitro pregnancy can offer a couple or an individual who is incapable of [...]

Secrets

May 14th, 2009
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I was recently asked an interesting question – something that I had not really pondered before then. A family member asked me if we thought we would ever tell our children that they were conceived through IVF. My initial reaction was that no, I probably wouldn’t tell them since if they had been conceived in [...]

Talking with Children about Ovum Donation Pt 2

March 11th, 2007
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Another great thing that I learned from this article from iVillage was first off, how the level of information shared must be age appropriate to your own child. If you do decide to disclose your child’s beginnings to them, then needing to be prepared for each stage and also the level of questions that it [...]

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Talking with Children about Ovum Donation

March 11th, 2007
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Talking with Children about Ovum Donation I am in the process of reading the above article in order to learn more about ovum donation and to also learn if there are any good ideas about sharing adoption with children as well. You never know where a great idea will pop up for your own use. [...]

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A Few Good Eggs?

March 27th, 2006

Here’s an ad that appeared in the campus newspaper at the Ivy League university where I teach (I’ve done them a favor of correcting some of the punctuation): EGG DONORS NEEDED $20,000 (PLUS ALL EXPENSES). We are seeking women who are attractive, under the age of 29, non-smoker, SAT 1300+, physically fit and maintaining a [...]

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