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Egg Donor Services Birmingham AL

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.

Sejal Prabodh Dharia, MD
(205) 934-2051
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Edward Varner Jr, MD
(205) 934-2051
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Montclair Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Dept Ob Gyn Univ Of Alabama

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Alison Abercrombie Heaton
(205) 930-1800
806 St Vincents Drive
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Albert Austin, MD
(949) 260-6559
1016 18th Street South South
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1956

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Katharine D Wenstrom, MD
(205) 934-2051
1500 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dean Arthur Veren, MD
(205) 592-0041
806 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 415
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kathleen Gaye Nelson, MD
(406) 752-5252
1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Rupa Goolsby
(205) 271-1600
800 Saint Vincents Dr # 600
Birmingham, AL
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Elizabeth Ann Kemp, MD
(205) 933-1118
1513 4th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Laurie Michiko Endo, MD
(205) 939-9586
1600 7th Avenue South ACC 614,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Long Beach Mem Med Ctr, Long Beach, Ca
Group Practice: Long Beach Ob/Gyn

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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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