Category Archives: egg donor

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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There have been a few interesting stories in the news of late related to fertility treatments.  Here’s my wrap up.    For more frequently updated information – follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IVFTraveler NGS – Next Generation Sequencing A baby has been born using a … 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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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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Dawn over at Creating A Family shared a great blog post today titled The College Essay. In it, a mother shares the story of how her college aged daughter views the fact that she was conceived with the help of a donor.   Great … 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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