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Egg Donor Services Anchorage AK

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Richard T Nist
(907) 563-6515
1151 Winners Cir
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carolyn Rhene Merkouris, MD
(907) 336-6375
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 43
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak

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James Norman Bertelson, MD
(907) 522-1341
9500 Independence Dr Ste 900
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Wynd Counts, MD
2741 Debarr Rd Ste C314
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Women's Care Of Alaska

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Hedric Baur Hanson, MD
(907) 561-7111
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Anchorage Women's Clinic

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Eui G Kim
(907) 561-7111
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathryn H Ostrom
(907) 729-3152
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kenneth Andre Morhain, MD
(907) 561-1594
4001 Dale St Ste 105
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jeffrey David Lawrence, MD
(907) 257-4950
2925 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Anchorage Women's Clinic

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Dr.Cathy Gohring
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Providence
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Who is a good candidate for egg donation?

Egg donation or ovum donation is a possible solution for women:

  • Who cannot produce eggs due to menopause or have been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF) - also referred to as premature menopause or early menopause
  • Above age 37 who have been repeatedly unsuccessful with IVF, particularly if it is known that the infertility is not male factor
  • Who a carry a genetic disorder they do not want to pass on to their child
  • Who have had multiple unexplained miscarriages

How does egg donation work?

Step 1

The egg donor's ovaries are stimulated to produce multiple eggs during a single cycle. These eggs are then aspirated (also referred to as egg retrieval). The ovarian stimuation in this case is identical to that in standard IVF (invitro fertilization) .

In some cases women already going through IVF choose to become egg donors. In this case, the eggs that are retrieved are divided between the donor and the recipient (the number of eggs to be donated may be determined in advance or according to the nubmer of eggs retrieved). This is frequently done to offset the high cost of IVF. It is usually referred to as "egg sharing".

Step 2

Usually, the eggs are fertilized using the sperm of the husband, so that the child belongs biologically to the husband. Usually legally-binding documents are signed to prevent any biological claim from the egg donor toward the child.

Step 3

Once the eggs are fertilized, they are referred to as embryos. Whenever possible, these embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient, so that she will hopefully become pregnant. This process is referred to as embryo transfer. It is the same process of IVF , however it has the advantage of reduced trauma to the mother who will carry the baby, much like frozen embryo transfer .

Does it stand a chance?

Success rates with embryos from donor eggs are similar, if not identical, to those of women implanted with their biological embryos!

This site presents stories both of egg donors and of recipients.

Dalia's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Elaine's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Rosie's Story (Egg donor)
Nora's Story (Egg donor)
Suzanna's Story (Egg donor)
Meg's Story (Egg donor)
Gina's Story (Contemplating use of donor eggs)
Stacy's Story (Received ovary donation)
Terri's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Annie's Story (Egg donor)
Alex's Story (Egg donor)
Patrice's Story (Egg & Sperm donation recipient)

If you are an egg donor or recipie...

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