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Egg Donor Services Zeeland MI

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.

Timothy Lee Geerlings, MD
(616) 772-6722
200 Taft St
Zeeland, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Holland Community Hospital, Holland, Mi; Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland, Mi

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Todd Kenley Vanheest, MD
(616) 748-9666
100 Pine St
Zeeland, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Holland Community Hospital, Holland, Mi

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Dr.Philip Taylor
(616) 772-9028
200 Taft St # 3
Zeeland, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Todd Vanheest
(616) 748-9666
3152 Port Sheldon St # C
Hudsonville, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Zeeland Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Dawn D DeWitt
(616) 669-9238
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ivan Dale Carroll, MD
(269) 468-6661
1 E Main Ave
Zeeland, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Philip John Taylor, DO
(616) 772-9555
440 S State St
Zeeland, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael Shawn Werkema, MD
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dennis Edward Sands, MD
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided by:
Rebecca A Van Valkenburg, DO
(616) 669-9238
3152 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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