Accepting Using an Egg Donor

Using Donor Eggs Is Common

These days in vitro fertilization (IVF) is so common that the stigma has virtually vanished; many people feel comfortable sharing that they went through IVF. But donor-egg IVF is a different story.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a substantial 12 percent of all IVF cycles in the U.S., about 16,000 a year, involve eggs retrieved from a donor. Donor-egg IVF has the highest success rate of any fertility treatment. Yet few women admit to going this route.

For one mom going through donor-egg IVF, the process was a chance to improve the odds and embrace change: “Each cycle has a better chance of success than when we cycled with my eggs; we won’t be doing the same thing and … getting the same results,” she said. “I’ve changed my mind before about acceptable ways for us to build a family and I can do so again.”

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