What is an Egg Donor

Couples (or singles) may want a child, but can’t fall pregnant using their own eggs. There are many medical reasons why this happens, such as premature ovarian failure, no ovaries, early menopause, age- induced ovulatory dysfunction and advanced endometriosis.  The female may carry undesirable genetic traits, or had her eggs damaged by exposure to auto immune diseases. Or cancer treatment may harm remaining eggs. Or same sex (male) couples may want a family and would need donor eggs.

Often, after repeated in-vitro fertilization procedures and repeated pregnancy loss, a couple will choose to use the male sperm to fertilise a donated egg. In this way their child carries half of their genetic material and the woman gets to experience being pregnant and everything that goes with it!

An Egg Donor provides her eggs to help these couples realise their dreams of a family.