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egg donation

At birth, women are born with all the eggs in their ovaries.  There are approximately 1 million to 2 million eggs. That’s a lot of eggs!  However, most of them will steadily die off as a woman ages.  It is estimated that about 300,000 eggs will remain when a woman reaches maturity and, only 500 eggs will be ovulated during a woman’s reproductive cycles.  We all have learned in our Biology class that one egg is release during each ovulation cycle.  While that is true, several egg follicles are activated but did not make it to the final cycle.  For this reason, it is hard for women to get pregnant when they get older because the quality and quantity of eggs decline over time. It is easy to see why there is a need for egg donation.  Let’s jump right into the topics.  Is egg donation right for you? Well, first and foremost, you must be a healthy woman who are fertile.  Some women may not as a fertile as those within their age group.  We do not know whether you would qualify as a donor until we do some testing.  Infertilities can be hereditary or environmentally related but that’s save this topics for a different time. If your test result indicates you are fertile.  The fertility doctor will prescribe some injectable medications for you to take.  The medications will stimulate egg production in your body.  Therefore, when the medication supercharge your ovaries to produce more mature eggs (instead of one during each ovulation), several of them about 10 of them will get mature and ready for collection.  The harvest of collection procedure will take place in a medical clinic.  You may be sedated or medicated for pain during the retrieval of the eggs.  An Ultrasound probe is inserted vaginally to locate the egg and a thin needle is inserted into the follicle to retrieve eggs.  

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