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Egg Donor Services Fort Myers FL

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.

Fernando R Betancourt, MD
(239) 936-4494
3900 Broadway Ste C
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fl
Group Practice: Ft Myers Women's Health Ctr

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Robert Eliot Barden, MD
(813) 293-1191
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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Richard A Boothby
(239) 334-6626
2780 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Robert Charles Brown, MD
(941) 334-1952
2626 Shriver Dr
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jane Ailene Daniel
(239) 939-2229
1570 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James T Oram
(239) 332-0417
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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F Joseph Kelly II, MD
(205) 934-4986
2780 Cleveland Ave Ste 717
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Craig Richard Sweet
(239) 275-8118
12611 World Plaza Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Norris Michael Allen
(239) 334-4234
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Craig Richard Sweet, MD
(239) 275-8118
12611 World Plaza Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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