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Egg Donor Services Hockessin DE

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.

Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
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Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.JENNIFER BARLOW
(302) 995-7073
4600 New Linden Hill Rd # 202
Wilmington, DE
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Estelle H Whitney, MD
(302) 633-9444
1941 Limestone Rd Ste 102
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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John Sutherland Oglesby, MD
(715) 342-7500
101 Ashley Ct
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Michaels Hospital, Stevens Point, Wi
Group Practice: Ministry Health Care At Rice Medical Center; Rice Medical Center Ministry Health Care

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Jose Mesa Iturbide, MD
(302) 998-9322
5511 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1963

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Rachel Louise Heinle, MD
(302) 379-1541
214 Barclay Dr
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 2001

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J Joaquin Palacio, MD
1601 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ De Antioquia, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Nestor Royo Ang
(302) 994-0978
2006 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Estelle Harriet Whitney
(302) 633-9444
1941 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Robert Hickok
(302) 691-0350
900 Cecil Road
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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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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