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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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Allison Taylor Gibbs, MD
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jan Whitefield
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Charles Stransky, MD
(907) 562-2965
4231 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Melanie McCleave
(907) 278-2070
1200 Airport Heights Dr # 240
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Burritt Winton Newton, MD
(907) 264-2322
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 25
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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Natalia V Saprykina, MD
(907) 561-1594
3340 Providence Dr Ste 457
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Novosibirk Med Inst, Novosibirsk, Russia
Graduation Year: 1986

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Carol Mitchell Springer
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Catherine Fran Gohring, MD
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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