Egg donation is a medical process that spurs young, healthy women’s ovaries to produce extra eggs, which are then retrieved and made available to other women struggling with infertility.
Technology is rapidly advancing, particularly in the field of reproductive medicine. Unfortunately, while IVF and PGT are amazing advancements in fertility treatments, they are not a guarantee, especially in women over the age of 40. Time is the most precious commodity a woman desiring fertility possesses.
Jemma Kennedy is a playwright who froze her eggs. However, she is sharing her views on how she feels she was treated, since it wasn’t the most positive experience. In contrast, Valerie Landis has been freezing her eggs for the last few years and runs a website called experience.com.
Endometriosis hurts even when it doesn’t cause pain. Millions of women with endometriosis have no symptoms, or have mild cramps. This is so-called “silent endometriosis.” About one third of our patients have this, because they come to see us to determine why they are having trouble conceiving.
The relationship between intended parents and an egg donor is an intimate one, and there is no ready-made societal template to follow that establishes what that relationship should look like. We were strangers, yet we were in the process of sharing an incredible gift that would change all of our lives. Our conversation with our egg donor and her husband was surprisingly easy, earnest, caring, and incredibly meaningful