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Egg Donor Services South Bend IN

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.

Dr.JOSEPH Harmon
(574) 232-1471
# D, 610 North Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
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M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Carlton Lee Lyons, MD
(574) 232-1471
714 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In; St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Associates Of Northern Indiana, P C

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Kurt Hillis Stiver, MD
(574) 232-2037
100 Navarre Pl
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jan Reineke
(574) 232-1471
610 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bum Joo Kim, MD
(574) 288-1145
621 Memorial Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Korean
Education
Medical School: Kyongpook Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Taegu, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In; St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In
Group Practice: Kim Medical Corp

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Janelle Ruth Blickensderfer
(574) 232-2037
515 N Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Bum Kim
(574) 288-1145
621 Memorial Dr # 412
South Bend, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kyongpook Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Taegu
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Willie Lee Donald, MD
(773) 975-1600
100 Navarre Pl
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Joseph Austin, MD
(231) 341-7887
100 Navarre Pl Ste 4410
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Keim Thomas Houser, MD
(574) 232-2037
515 N Lafayette Blvd
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp-Marshall Cnty, Plymouth, In; Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In; St Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, In
Group Practice: Houser Noeborg MacGregor Medical Corporation

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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)

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