Egg Donation for Advanced Maternal Age
Egg donation can help women of advanced maternal age become mothers
Egg donation for advanced maternal age has been found to be an incredibly effective method for helping women fulfill their dream of parenthood. Accessing high quality donor eggs with the support of our Southern California egg donor agency helps many women bypass fertility challenges related to a low quantity or quality of eggs.
Why donor eggs might be needed for a women of advanced maternal age
Many women over the age of 35 need the support of an egg donor for two potential reasons.
Diminished ovarian reserve. As the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs decrease as she ages, she likely only has a 20% chance of conceiving at the age of 30, and a 5% chance of conceiving by the time she’s 40. Because of this, a woman can significantly increase her chances of conceiving a healthy baby by utilizing the eggs of a woman in her 20s.
Chromosomal abnormalities. Egg donation for advanced maternal age is often needed when a woman's eggs have certain chromosomal abnormalities. Specifically, when an egg has too many, or too few, chromosomes the embryo could have trouble implanting, or could result in a miscarriage.
If your fertility doctor has determined that a diminished ovarian reserve, or chromosomal abnormalities, are causing your fertility challenges our Southern California egg donor agency can connect you with high quality donors.
What to expect when using egg donation for advanced maternal age
If fertility testing reveals a limited number of quality eggs, and your fertility doctor recommends donor eggs, we can help. We support hopeful mothers through each step of the exciting and effective egg donation process.
Choose a quality egg donor. The first step of egg donation for advanced maternal age involves finding the right donor. After you complete a simple application, we send you log in credentials to view our donor database.
You can then browse the profiles of donors who go through thorough medical, genetic, and psychological screening to help ensure they can provide quality eggs. These profiles include photos of the donors, in addition to information about their education, ethnicity, interests, personality, physical appearance, and more.
Starting the egg donation cycle. After you choose your egg donor, we confirm the match and support you and the egg donor in completing the necessary legal requirements.
We then support you, your fertility clinic, and the egg donor in creating a schedule for the cycle. During the egg donation cycle, we keep you informed of the donor's progress.
Fertilizing the eggs. After the donor eggs are retrieved, your doctor will send them to a lab where an embryologist fertilizes them with sperm from your male partner, or a sperm donor.
Undergoing the embryo transfer. Soon after the eggs have been fertilized, your fertility doctor will transfer one of the resulting, fresh embryos into your uterus. If you're doing a frozen embryo transfer you'll work with your doctor to select the best time for the transfer.
Our Southern California egg donor agency looks forward to supporting you through egg donation, and in taking the next step towards welcoming a healthy baby into your family.
Contact us for more information about egg donation.