There are many potential causes of infertility, but if the problem is the quantity or quality of a woman’s eggs, egg donation may be the answer. In the Los Angeles, CA, area, Pacific Fertility Center performs a large number of in vitro fertilization procedures using egg donors, and our success rates are excellent.
With four locations in the greater Los Angeles area, Pacific Fertility Center has been helping local and international patients realize the dream of parenthood for over a decade. Counted among those physicians who have redefined IVF treatment standards, we have been instrumental in the births of more than 4,000 babies - so far. If you are struggling with infertility and want to learn more about egg donation and other options, contact Pacific Fertility Center today.
IVF with egg donation is the single most successful form of fertility treatment that exists today, with success rates approaching 80% in selected populations. It is a good answer for women who do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically and for older women whose eggs are less likely to lead to a successful pregnancy.
An egg donor can also be a solution for LGBT couples pursuing the goal of parenthood. In IVF with egg donation, eggs are harvested from the selected donor, then fertilized with sperm. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the patient’s (or surrogate’s) uterus or frozen for later use.
Egg donation is not right for everyone, and our physicians thoroughly evaluate patients before recommending this option. Medical issues, prior fertility treatments, age, and personal preferences are all considered, with the ultimate decision being your own.
If you do choose egg donation, selecting an appropriate donor is the first priority. We offer extensive resources to help you find the right candidate. Our physicians also review all prospective donor candidates to ensure suitability from a medical standpoint, and to screen for genetic and psychological issues.
IVF is the process of fertilizing eggs outside of the body and then transferring embryos into the uterus of the patient. Broadly speaking, the basic steps are egg harvesting, fertilization, and transplantation. If all goes well, at least one of the transplanted embryos will result in the birth of a baby.
In the case of donated eggs, the egg harvesting step takes place using a donor instead of the patient. After fertilization, the embryos are injected into the patient’s womb to adhere to the lining of her uterus. If surrogacy is employed, the donor eggs are transplanted into the surrogate.
Patients can choose to use a fresh transfer or frozen transfer procedure. In a fresh transfer, the patient undergoes endometrial preparation at the same time the donor is undergoing ovulation stimulation. Alternatively, the donor’s fertilized embryos can be frozen and the patient can opt to use them at a later date.
Pacific Fertility Center has locations in Los Angeles, Glendale, the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, and South Bay. Our caring physicians and staff provide guidance and assistance every step of the way, and also offer affordable financing options. If you struggle with infertility, contact our office today to schedule a personal consultation.
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