WILL IT HURT?

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That will vary depending on the individual. In an average retrieval cycle you will be taking a series of subcutaneous (small needles injected under the surface of the skin) shots over an 8 to 14 day period to cause you to produce a number of mature eggs instead of the single egg that normally develops

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN EGG DONOR?

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An egg donor is a special woman willing to donate her eggs to help someone who otherwise would not be able to have a child. There are many reasons why a woman may need donor eggs, including ovarian problems, cancer, genetic risk factors or age. Egg donation involves a physician supervised IVF process in which

WHAT IS OUR FIRST STEP?

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Once your IVF physician has indicated that egg donation is your best option, your next step would be to contact us. We will then guide you through the rest of the process. We also offer counseling on an hourly basis to help you work through your decision as to which option is best for you

ARE YOUR DONORS PRE-SCREENED FOR GENETICS?

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That depends on the program. Donors in our frozen egg program will have completed genetic screening prior to their donation and genetic screening is included in the agency fee. Donors in the Egg Donor Specialists fresh egg program will receive genetic screening only at your request (additional cost).

WHY SHOULD WE WORK WITH AEB?

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EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS: AEB works with Aspire Fertility Houston to provide all its medical services. Aspire Houston is one of the premier infertility clinics in the US, with multiple locations in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. It is also a proud member of The Prelude Network, which is a network of top-tier fertility centers across the

DOES STRESS CAUSE INFERTILITY AND, IF SO, WHAT CAN I DO?

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Although some studies indicate that high levels of stress may prevent conception, it is more likely that the treatment and disappointment associated with infertility causes stress. Research shows that women suffering from infertility experience higher levels of anxiety and depression. This, in turn, can have an effect on fertility.

IS AN ADOPTION NECESSARY?

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Egg donation is governed by state law and these vary from state to state. For example, under Texas law an adoption is not necessary if the wife of a married couple carries and delivers the child. If you have questions regarding the legal aspects of egg donation you should consult with an attorney with expertise

WILL THE DONOR KNOW OUR IDENTITY?

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You will not be introduced to your donor and we will not disclose your identity to her. However, ancestry and DNA testing is becoming increasingly popular and it is possible that a genetic link between your child and the donor may be revealed if your child participates in this type of testing at some future

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION WILL WE BE GIVEN REGARDING OUR DONOR?

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We provide couples with a current photograph and, if available, childhood photographs of their donor. Her biography includes age, general physical characteristics, education, talents and interests, ethnic background, any history of drug usage, legal history, marital information, pregnancy history, health history including major illnesses and surgeries, academic interests, family genetic history, self-described personality assessment, general

WHAT IS THE COST FOR A DONOR CYCLE?

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FRESH EGG PROGRAM The Egg Donor Specialists agency fee is $7,000 and includes recruiting your donor, coordinating contact between your donor and IVF physician, and coordinating long-distance travel arrangements for your donor (if applicable). Donor compensation varies between donors, but most of our donors are paid from $6,000 to $15,000, depending on how many times