Many women who have been unable to conceive, but who want to experience motherhood, turn to egg (oocyte) donation. Egg donation is the process whereby a woman donates eggs that can be used for you to achieve pregnancy. It is highly successful for treating women who struggle with fertility. Egg donation can be recommended in cases of:
Through our egg donation program here at Kofinas Fertility Group in New York, we screen donors to ensure they are physically and psychologically healthy. Screening includes health tests and a thorough interview regarding their full medical history. Other tests for the donor include:
If male fertility is a factor contributing to conception difficulty, donor sperm is often an effective alternative. Donor sperm can be used in treatments like artificial insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). You can select your donor sperm based on desired attributes, such as:
If a woman is unable to sustain a pregnancy, surrogacy is an option to conceive. It’s important to choose a surrogate that has had a complete medical history evaluation to assess the likelihood of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Surrogate candidates should be tested for immunity to measles, rubella, and chickenpox. The surrogate should also be screened for infectious diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, cytomegalovirus, and hepatitis B and C. In addition, there are a few standard criteria your surrogate should possess:
At Kofinas Fertility Group, we offer a variety of surrogacy resources to make your dreams of having a baby a reality. We’ll work with you to help you decide which option is right for you, and develop a fertility plan designed for your needs.