At ART Fertility, we see a number of couples on a daily basis who long to have a baby of their very own. They go through all kinds of tests and treatments to determine the cause(s) of their infertility issues with our doctors. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, the couple may not have the […]

It’s no exaggeration that the couples who come see us want a baby more than anything. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, the couple may not have the opportunity to experience pregnancy and have a baby of their own without the use of donor eggs. That’s what makes the women who decide to become egg […]

When you’re contemplating becoming an egg donor, we know a million questions run through your mind. “Will I be able to donate?”, “Will it affect my fertility down the road?” and so on. We have answers to four of your most common questions below. And if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to […]

When you’re in need of donated eggs in order to achieve pregnancy, the first decision that you and your partner will have to make is whether or not you want to use an anonymous or known donor. It’s extremely important to have a good understanding of how each works, the information you’ll be given, and […]

Egg donor benefits

Some women say that donating eggs to help a couple have a baby is one of the most gratifying feelings. Women that have been through chemotherapy, had their ovaries removed, suffer from premature ovarian failure, or whatever their reason for infertility, may have no other chance of having a baby without these women who chose […]

Making the choice on whether or not to use an egg donor can be difficult. There are many aspects that should be thoroughly understood and discussed before one can even begin to know if it’s the right direction for them. But even if you do decide to use an egg donor, the decisions don’t stop […]

Melissa Nelson of ART Fertility of Alabama

By Melissa Nelson, Egg Donor Coordinator with ART Fertility of Alabama At ART Fertility of Alabama, we do multiple screenings on the egg donor to make sure they’re healthy enough to not pose any threat to the offspring in any way. But it’s also of utmost importance that there’s no threat to the donor, herself. […]

Melissa Nelson of ART Fertility of Alabama

By Melissa Nelson, Egg Donor Coordinator with ART Fertility of Alabama Now that we’ve finished up our series on Mental Preparation for Using Egg Donation, it’s time to discuss some mental preparations for the egg donor. Same as with being an egg recipient, the best thing you can do before beginning the process is to […]

Melissa Nelson

By Melissa Nelson, Egg Donor Coordinator with ART Fertility Any couple debating on whether or not to use an egg donor must be mentally prepared for what’s to come. It’s a lengthy process and many steps must be taken before even receiving donor profiles. While the woman must first grieve the loss of her own […]

Melissa Nelson

By Melissa Nelson, Egg Donor Coordinator with ART Fertility In part one of our three-part series, we discussed why it’s extremely important for the woman to accept the fact that she’s going to require donated gametes to achieve pregnancy. The next issue that should be addressed is the financial side of egg donation.