Category Archives: Donor Egg IVF

Posts related to donor egg IVF treatment (donor ovum)

The recently released preliminary 2015 SART clinic outcomes statistics for US clinics have a lot of people in a panic. Perhaps they were most shocking when comparing donor egg cycles, and that’s the focus of this post. Reputable clinics in … Continue reading

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Two recent articles caught my attention. They highlight the increasing trend of English speaking patients going to the Czech Republic for medical tourism (including fertility tourism).  They cite that availability, low cost and high quality care are the primary factors driving patients there. First, in February, the … Continue reading

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A new study out of the UK is once again touting the advantages of the endometrial scratching prior to IVF.   This is not a new concept, I wrote about it here and here and the scientists in Nottingham are reporting that … Continue reading

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I found this recent article from the UK that talks about a series of public events held in London addressing the perceptions of donor conceived individuals.  In this case, they were primarily talking with and about adult children conceived with donor … Continue reading

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The lastest publishing of the US SART IVF clinic success rates for 2011 has led to some interesting discussions about how to best use the SART or CDC data.  It also identified a few scenarios where the data simply isn’t … Continue reading

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The 2011 IVF and donor egg IVF success rates were published by SART, and we see some interesting changes in the top clinic statistics. The United States national average live birth rates for a fresh donor egg cycle is 54.9% … Continue reading

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I am honored and excited to have been selected to join the Advisory Board of the nonprofit Parents Via Egg Donation as their IVF Abroad Advisor.  It is truly a distinguished group of colleagues on this board and I am … Continue reading

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I am often asked about the differences of using frozen donor eggs (unfertilized donor eggs from an egg bank) vs. doing a fresh donor egg cycle.   Here are a few things to consider: The benefits to frozen donor eggs (not … Continue reading

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One of my first clinic visits on this trip to the Czech Republic was to the well respected clinic Gennet.  Several years ago I had visited their original ART center (it is a full women’s center), but just last year they … Continue reading

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Over the next few days, I will be traveling throughout Czech visiting the most popular IVF clinics and hearing all about their latest advances and technologies on the horizon. We’ll be talking about own egg IVF treatments, ICSI, PICSI, IMSI (for any … Continue reading

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So often in my work, I encounter women who have truly been through infertility hell – with so many heartbreaking losses on their path to parenthood. We often talk about grief and those losses along the way – the loss of the … Continue reading

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I truly feel fortunate that I am able to do a job that I absolutely love.  What an amazing job it is, in that I get to play a role in helping clients expand their families! This week, a wonderful client … Continue reading

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Most of the IVF clinics abroad that my patients go to for treatment are doing 5 day transfers for the majority of IVF or donor IVF cycles.  There is the occasional clinic that will suggest a 3 day transfer routinely, but most … Continue reading

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In this prior post, I talked about the differences in embryo donation programs in the US and abroad.  According to many people in the US who are waiting for donor embryos, it can take over a year of searching clinics to … Continue reading

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An interesting question was posed recently suggesting that virtually all overseas egg donors are being exploited if their home country had limits on egg donor compensation. Unlike the United States, where donors can set their own compensation (although many clinics and … Continue reading

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Couples from Ireland considering cross-border surrogacy have long been left in legal limbo when trying to secure citizenship for children born to surrogates outside of Ireland. This has caused many children to be left in legal limbo, creating heartache and … Continue reading

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Recently, I have been in communication with a clinic in the Czech Republic that is using Embryo Monitoring in their IVF practice both for non-donor egg IVF and for donor egg IVF treatments.  They have reported that they are seeing about … Continue reading

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The American Journal of Perinatology Feb 2012 issue includes a study by Columbia University Medical Center indicating that older women who are pregnant with donor eggs are not at a higher risk of obstetrical complications than their younger counterparts who were … Continue reading

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The SART 2010 US IVF clinic statistics have been released.    As I talked about in this post, just statistics alone are not the only thing to consider, but it does give us just one more piece of data to throw … Continue reading

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Today, Pfizer issued a recall for certain lots of birth control pills.  It affects Lo/Ovral and generic Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg tablets.   The full list of affected medications and lots can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm289770.htm You may wonder … Continue reading

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Recently I’ve been asked on several occasions about how the frozen donor embryo programs abroad compare to what is available in the US.  So, I thought I would share a bit more about the similarities and differences. Generally speaking, the embryo … Continue reading

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Statistics….in fertility, everyone seems to love to talk about statistics.  And when it comes to IVF and donor egg IVF treatments, often it is one of the factors most relied on when selecting a doctor or clinic.  And for a good … Continue reading

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Fertility Success Rates recently published their list of the top US clinics for Live Birth rates with Fresh Donor Eggs.  They are reporting that this data is based on the 2009 Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology (aka SART) IVF Success Rates data (note: … Continue reading

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