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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.

Margaret L Rathburn, MD
(205) 934-4011
720 20th St S Dept Ob-Gyn
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982

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Rowell Stanford Ashford, MD
(205) 934-2051
1526 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Dept Ob Gyn Univ Of Alabama; Jefferson Clinic Pc

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Dr.Kathleen Ingram
(205) 930-1800
806 Saint Vincents Dr # 500
Birmingham, AL
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Percy Charles Hudson
(205) 930-1800
806 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rowell Stanford Ashford, MD
(205) 930-3300
1515 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Jefferson Clinic Pc

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Sharon Theresa Phelan, MD
(505) 272-4051
1813 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of New Mexico Hosp, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: Dept Ob Gyn Univ Of Alabama

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George Stanley Peters, MD
(205) 934-9773
1501 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1933
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr East, Montgomery, Al

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Ernest Griffin Moore
(205) 930-1800
806 St Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Frank O Page
(205) 930-1800
806 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Lewis Fowlkes
(205) 933-8334
800 Saint Vincents Dr # 500
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Montclair Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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