If you are struggling with infertility, using an egg donor opens up a world of possibilities.
Dr. Sonja B. Kristiansen can safely facilitate the donation process to help you achieve your family goals.
Learn more about how egg donation at our clinic serving Houston, TX, can change your life.
An Effective Solution for All Types of Families
What Can Egg Donation Help With?
Unsuccessful IVF AttemptsEgg donation is currently the most successful fertility treatment in existence today. For women who have tried multiple IVF cycles with no success, using an egg donor can help you grow your family.
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)Early menopause occurs when ovarian function ceases before the age of 40. Women with this condition can often successfully conceive using an egg donor.
Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)In contrast to POI, women with diminished ovarian reserve experience normal ovulation and menstrual cycles. However, the supply and quality of eggs within the ovaries are decreased.
Same-Sex Male CouplesEgg donation can be an excellent option for same-sex male couples. The donor eggs can be fertilized by one or both intended parents before being placed into the surrogate's uterus through IVF, creating a genetic link to the child.
Single MenIf a single man decides he is ready to begin a family, using an egg donor is a popular option. The intended parent's sperm will be fertilized with donor eggs and then placed inside a surrogate's uterus.
Recurrent Pregnancy LossRecurrent pregnancy loss can occur due to genetic issues, environmental factors, structural problems, and more. Women who have experienced this are often excellent candidates for egg donation.
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Here at Houston Fertility Center in Texas, we strive to provide the highest level of care in a professional, calm, and private environment. We take the time to learn about you and your story in order to best support you. We understand that you probably have many questions about egg donation, and our friendly staff is more than happy to provide the answers you need. You can request a consultation online or call our clinic serving Houston and Sugar Land, TX, at:
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Selecting an Egg Donor: Finding the Perfect Match for You
How Are Egg Donors Evaluated?
Screening is done carefully to ensure egg donors are qualified to donate. A thorough medical evaluation will assess the donor's overall health and detect any infectious or hereditary diseases to determine if she is a viable donor candidate.
The family histories of potential egg donors are also evaluated to provide a better understanding of possible health conditions or genetic risk factors that could be passed on. By being thorough during screening, it ensures the highest chance of a healthy baby.
When it comes to selecting the right egg donor, mental health is also an important factor that must be assessed in order to determine candidacy. Donors need to undergo a psychological evaluation to ensure they fully understand and can fulfill their role as the egg donor.
Need Help Selecting an Egg Donor? We Can Guide You Through the Egg Donation Process
Picking an egg donor can be a difficult decision. You may need help processing your emotions and weighing your options. Dr. Kristiansen and her team can answer any questions you may have, giving you the information you need to make confident choices about the infertility services available. Whether a loved one donates their eggs or you decide to go with an egg donation agency, we are here for you.
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"Dear Dr. Sonja Kristiansen and staff, words cannot express our happiness and the joy you have brought to our lives! The entire experience was so very amazing, you are a great doctor with awesome staff that makes each person feel like an individual. You found a way to make a stressful situation a personal, rewarding one." angy quezada
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The decision to grow your family through fertility treatment is a deeply personal one, and deciding to use an egg donor can be a big decision. We are here to guide you through each step of your journey. With advanced technology and comprehensive options, our Texas fertility clinic has helped countless patients achieve their dreams of expanding their families.
Not sure if an egg donor is the right choice for you? During your initial consultation with our skilled fertility expert, Dr. Kristiansen will discuss all your options and help craft a custom treatment plan to give you the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Get started on your journey to grow your family by calling our Houston fertility practice, or by using our online form to request your consultation.
What to Expect during the Egg Donation Process
Egg Donation and INVOcell
INVOcell is a device that allows incubation of the sperm and eggs to take place inside the vagina. Dr. Kristiansen doesn't typically recommend INVOcell for donor egg cycles because the device can only hold a maximum of eight eggs. Egg donors usually produce greater quantities of eggs. If you would like to discuss this option with Dr. Kristiansen, you can do so during your consultation.
Egg Donation FAQs
How Much Does IVF With Egg Donation Cost?The use of an egg donor can increase the cost of fertility treatment by thousands of dollars, and sometimes more. Intended parents should keep in mind that the cost of a traditional IVF cycle is around $10,000, while the cost of an INVOcell cycle can be as low as $6,300. Houston Fertility Center offers financing options to help make treatment more affordable.
Will My Baby Look Like Me If I Use Donor Eggs?Since a donor's eggs are used during the IVF cycle, your baby will not resemble you the same way a biological child would. However, since you can select an egg donor based on her physical characteristics, you can pick a donor with similar hair color, eye color, height, and so forth. If you choose a family member to donate eggs, there is a greater chance of some resemblance between you and your baby.
Can I Meet Potential Donors Before Making a Decision?This will depend on the egg donation program, individual agency policies, and how the egg donor feels about interacting with a recipient. Some agencies are strict about providing basic information by keeping their donors anonymous. If you are interested in meeting egg donors before you make a selection, be sure to check with the agency if such an arrangement is possible.
What Happens to Excess Eggs?
Our Houston fertility practice offers egg freezing and embryo freezing to preserve any excess eggs or embryos you may have. However, it is important to remember that this will increase the overall cost of the treatment. During your consultation, your fertility doctor can discuss these options.
Are the Eggs Genetically Tested?
We offer Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), which is formerly known as PGS, once the eggs are fertilized in our lab and the embryo develops. This allows us to screen for chromosomal abnormalities, as well as determine the gender of the embryo. Genetic abnormalities are screened for using PGT-M, formerly known as PGD. Our initial screening includes a medical and family history of the egg donor before she donates. This helps to minimize any potential issues before screening is done. Again, these are additional procedures and something you need to discuss with your doctor.
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