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By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
February 22, 2021
Category: Women's Health
Tags: Egg Donor  

Here are some of the most important things to understand about egg donation.

Considering becoming an egg donor? If so, our Weston, South Florida, reproductive specialists Dr. Minna Selub and Dr. Kimball Pomeroy understand that you may have questions about the process. Before deciding whether you’re ready to take the plunge to egg donation, here’s what you should understand about the process first.

Egg Donation Requires a Variety of Screenings

Before someone can become an egg donor, it’s important that you come into our Weston, South Florida practice to undergo an evaluation and screening. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to become an egg donor. This evaluation will involve blood work, an ultrasound to look at your eggs, and also psychological screening. Even where you’ve traveled in the last six months may affect your candidacy.

Ideal Candidates are Between the Ages of 26-32

It’s a big decision to decide to be an egg donor, which is why we think this is a decision that should be considered once a woman reaches her mid or even late 20s. While women under 25 may still choose to donate their eggs, the ideal candidate is a healthy woman between the ages of 26-32 that has regular periods.

We Will Need to Match You to a Recipient

Egg donors often think that they will go through the process as soon as they are approved and the rest is history, when in fact you may need to wait first so that we can match you to a recipient. This is because when it comes to using donated eggs, fresh is preferable to frozen. It’s important that we first match you to a recipient before getting the process of egg donation started.

It Will Take Time

While the egg donation process usually takes about two weeks, and the egg retrieval procedure only takes about 20 minutes, you can expect that the whole process including the screenings to take about six weeks. We need to go through your detailed history that includes everything from your education and medical health to your travel history. We will also need to perform a medical examination, which can take several hours and involves genetic and drug testing, as well as educating the donor on how to administer their own injections at home.

Are you interested in becoming an egg donor here in Weston, South Florida? If so, the team at Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies can help you through every step of the process. To schedule a consultation with us and to get started, call (954) 217-3456 today.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
February 07, 2020
Category: Pregnancy
Tags: Egg Donor  

Find out what it takes to become an egg donor.

Are you interested in donating your eggs but unsure where to start? Maybe you have some questions about the process and you’d like to fully understand how egg donation works beforehand. Our South Florida physician Dr. Minna Selub of Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL would be happy to walk you through the process. Here are some things you should understand about becoming an egg donor. Proudly serving patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas.

There are requirements for egg donation

Being able to provide couples that are struggling to have a family finally be able to create the family they’ve always dreamed of can be incredibly rewarding. A good candidate for egg donation will be,

  • In good general and psychological health
  • Be physically healthy and active
  • Between the ages of 21 and 31
  • Flexible working hours

You’ll need to come into the office regularly

Throughout the donation process you will need to come in for regular ultrasounds, exams and blood work. You may also need to undergo genetic testing. During your initial consultation with our fertility doctors will be able to explain what types of procedures you will need to undergo when you come into the office.

You will have anywhere from 8-10 doctor’s appointments during your cycle if you want to be an egg donor. During this time you will also be giving yourself daily fertility drug injections. Once the egg has matured, you will receive an injection that will stimulate ovulation so that Dr. Selub can then retrieve the egg through a minor outpatient procedure.

Interested in becoming an egg donor?

If you are interested in donation your eggs in South Florida email our office at [email protected] to let us know. We will provide you with a form to fill out and return to us. Once we’ve received your form we may ask you to come into the office for a screening to make sure that you are the ideal egg donation candidate.

Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies of Weston, FL, helps couples and individuals living in and around South Florida and throughout the Sunshine State get the fertility treatment they need. Call our office today at (954) 217-3456 to learn more about egg donations and the other fertility services we offer.

By Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies
April 29, 2019
Category: Women's Health
Tags: Egg Donor  

Some women dream of becoming mothers but are unable to become pregnant with their own eggs. The good news is that many of these egg donorwomen can potentially become pregnant with the help of donor eggs. If you meet the qualifications to become an egg donor, you could help make another woman’s dream of motherhood come true. Dr. Minna Selub is your South Florida physician for egg donation and fertility assistance at the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL and serving patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas.

Egg Donor Qualifications

Becoming an egg donor can be one of the most rewarding and selfless things you do. Becoming an egg donor is not for everyone, though. You must be in good health and have a flexible schedule to accommodate multiple appointments at our office. Some of the qualifications to become an egg donor include:

  • Under 32 years of age
  • In good health
  • Flexible schedule
  • Availability to visit the office regularly for examination
  • Ability to administer hormone injections at home

Egg Retrieval Process

Prior to retrieving any eggs, egg donors first undergo a process to stimulate egg production. During this time, egg donors administer hormone injections at home daily for about one and a half weeks. The injections help stimulate egg production in the ovaries to maximize the number of eggs that can be retrieved. During this time, donors also need to come into the doctor’s office on at least four separate occasions for blood work and vaginal ultrasound exams to ensure the ovaries are properly stimulated.

When the eggs are ready for retrieval, a thin needle is used to retrieve them. The needle is inserted into the ovaries through the vaginal wall. The egg retrieval procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete and patients can return home the same day. Patients are sedated throughout the procedure so there is no pain or discomfort. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities the following day after the procedure.

If you are ready to help another woman realize her dream of becoming a mother and you meet the qualifications for becoming an egg donor, schedule a consultation with Dr. Selub, your South Florida physician for fertility assistance. To schedule an appointment, contact the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL at (954) 217-3456. Also serving patients from South Florida, Orlando and throughout the state.



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