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Donor Embryo Replacement

Donor Embryo Replacement is a form of third party reproduction. If a couple has remaining embryos after in vitro fertilization (IVF), they may choose to donate them to either another person or couple for implantation.

The donated embryos are then placed into the uterus of the woman who was unable to naturally or artificially develop her own embryos.

The donated embryos can be either “fresh” from fertilized egg cells of the same menstrual cycle, or “frozen”, that is they have been generated in a preceding cycle and undergone embryo cryopreservation, and are thawed just prior to the transfer, known as frozen embryo transfer (FET).

About Donor Embryo Replacement

Embryo donation occurs when a patient or couple donates remaining embryos from a successful IVF cycle to another patient or couple, so that the recipients can have a baby of their own. The embryos are transferred to the recipient mother’s uterus.

Donors go through an extensive screening process before they are able to donate their embryos. Screening factors include patient’s psychological readiness to make a donation, family genetic history and age of the female donor. The egg donor’s age must have been 39 or younger at the time when the embryos developed.

Recipients of donated embryos will learn characteristics about the donor such as height, eye color, hair color, blood type, and genetic history.

Candidates for Donor Embryo Replacement

Patients who might consider donor embryo replacement include those with male and female factor infertility, previous failed treatments, or very low chances of success with other fertility treatments.

Donor embryo replacement also a good option for patients where traditional IVF is out of their budget since embryo donation is generally cheaper.

We at Fertility CARE can determine if you are a good candidate for donor embryo replacement.

The IVF Center – Why Fertility CARE is Unique

Dr. Trolice and the team supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Dr. Trolice and the team supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

At Fertility CARE we recognize the process of IVF can at times be overwhelming.

To address this issue, we have an IVF Nurse available 24/7 to answer questions, guide you through the process, and provide emotional support. We also offer a Reproductive Health Psychologist to help couples develop their best coping strategies along their journey.

Success of the IVF Program at Fertility CARE is due to our scientific and technological excellence coupled with our compassionate and highly personalized approach to patient care.

Fertility CARE is committed to each couple’s success by providing individualized and supportive care along the way. We consider each couple part of our family as we attempt to help them create their own.

What our Patients are Saying

“We are forever grateful for Dr Trolice and his staff. They not only gave us the family we so desperately wanted…they helped mend our broken hearts along the way.”

Fertility CARE Patient, Facebook Review

“Excellent physician very informative and compassionate. Allowed my husband and I to move at our own pace instead of feeling rushed.”

Fertility CARE Patient, RateMds.com Review

“After struggling with infertility and feeling hopeless, Dr. Trolice quickly comforted us and provided outstanding care. He is compassionate and committed so I felt we were in excellent hands. His staff are all warm and caring. Success came and we are grateful to him!”

Fertility CARE Patient, Vitals.com Review

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