The heat of summer brings back fond memories. Many of these memories are centered on family vacations of the past, trips to the beach, and relaxing afternoons spent in a hammock. Summer can be a wonderful time to slow the pace down a couple of notches and recharge your batteries.
Infertility is relentless and doesn’t ever take time off. Summertime is no exception. Many people spend their summers hoping to conceive, grieving after a miscarriage, or coming to grips with the harsh realities of infertility. Sadly, those who could use some rest, relaxation, and peace of mind the most are unable to find relief.
Summertime Is A Great Time To Think About Egg Donation
If you are blessed with viable eggs and have considered becoming an egg donor, summer is as good a time as any to learn more about your options.
Donating eggs is truly a life-changing experience for donors and recipients. Donors are able to reap the benefits available to them while having the satisfaction of knowing they have played a crucial role in helping an individual or couple conceive. Recipients are able to achieve their dream of starting or expanding their family.
Donor Eggs For LGBTQ Patients
One of the most common uses for donor eggs is helping LGBTQ individuals and couples have children. Donor eggs are frequently used by LGBTQ individuals and couples who wish to have children. We are well-equipped for such situations at CRM.
“We have elected to pursue additional training in LGBTQ-related medical issues,” our own Dr. Hopeman says. “Approximately one-fifth of my patients are LGBTQ, and it is important that we continue to offer the best quality care to all individuals and couples we see and work with on a daily basis.”
How Egg Donation Works
In our donor egg programat CRM, the donor undergoes a cycle of IVF, followed by her eggs being fertilized by the sperm of the recipient’s partner or a sperm donor the recipient has chosen. The embryos that result are transferred to the recipient’s uterus, where they remain for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Egg Donation Is Not For Everyone
Donating eggs is one of those situations where the phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way” does not apply. There are specific criteria that must be met for someone to be a viable candidate for egg donation. Criteria include age (21-34), BMI (29 or less), tobacco use (non-smoker), and location (living within 2 hours of our Minneapolis clinic).
If you would like your memories of this summer to include providing the ultimate gift to an individual or couple in the Twin Cities, apply here.