Written by Fairfax EggBank on November 29, 2016.
For parents gifted with children conceived through egg donation, it’s important to tell them about their origins. However, it might be a hard or awkward conversation to start. Parents may worry how to present many subjects surrounding donated eggs—sperm, eggs, egg donors, pregnancy, IVF, surrogacy—in language that children can understand, while also taking their Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on October 31, 2016.
For some families hoping for a child of their own, donor eggs may not be enough. Some couples need to also rely on a gestational surrogate for a successful pregnancy. A gestational surrogate is a woman who carries a pregnancy and delivers a baby for another family. This surrogate if often not related to Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on September 27, 2016.
Deciding to undergo IVF with donor eggs is a major step on your fertility journey. But more tough choices follow. How can you find an egg donor that’s perfect for you? When it comes to picking an egg donor where do you start? Let’s break down this decision-making process into three questions that you can Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on August 30, 2016.
When the decision is made to pursue IVF with donor eggs, many choose frozen donor eggs as a more cost-effective choice than fresh donor eggs. But a donor egg cycle can still be costly, and health insurance options for donor egg treatment remain limited. We’ve compiled some tips and resources to help you get some Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on August 1, 2016.
Donor eggs are a fast-growing option for those dealing with infertility to reach their family dreams and others wanting to have a child. Advances in egg freezing technology give the choice of frozen donor eggs—but when is this the best choice for them? In an earlier post, we explored why fresh donor eggs might be a better decision Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on July 14, 2016.
If you’re thinking about using frozen donor eggs to conceive, you need to feel secure in your choice. What is the screening process for our egg donors? How can you know you’re receiving the best quality donor eggs as you begin your journey of becoming a parent? The answer lies in Fairfax EggBank’s rigorous Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on July 6, 2016.
[Download Trisha’s entire blog series in PDF form here] The following is the final blog of Trisha H’s journey to motherhood. It is with bittersweet sadness that we conclude this series, though we are excited for the many new chapters Trisha and her family will create. Trisha, thank you so much for your invaluable contributions to Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on June 17, 2016.
[Download Trisha’s entire blog series in PDF form here] The following blog is the sixth part to Trisha H’s journey to motherhood – but with a twist. We feature Avi, Trisha’s husband, in commemoration of Father’s Day. The words are all his own. Trisha’s Husband’s Journey: Reflections and Advice to Other Partners Words can’t describe the way Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on June 7, 2016.
An Honest View: When Are Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs the Best Choice? When you’re considering using fresh vs. frozen donor eggs to reach your long-cherished dream of pregnancy, it’s a major step in your journey. You’re probably doing a lot of research and homework on egg donors and the process of donor egg IVF. Read More
Written by Fairfax EggBank on May 28, 2016.
Gestational surrogacy with donor eggs is an exciting family building option for gay couples hoping to become parents. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the process is easy—or cheap. Gay couples have many steps and decisions to make—and one of the most important is whether to use fresh donor eggs, or frozen donor eggs. The Challenges Read More