Find tips for choosing an egg donor
Choosing an egg donor can seem like a daunting task. How do you know which one will be right for you and your family? You aren’t alone in this process. Susan Hudson MD, our New Braunfels fertility doctor, has tips to help with choosing an egg donor.
The first steps in choosing an egg donor
You have different options when choosing an egg donor. You can choose an egg donor for a fresh IVF cycle. In contrast, you can use frozen donor eggs. Each option has pros and cons. Our New Braunfels fertility doctor can help you decide which one is best for you.
You will be able to review profiles for egg donors on websites. These profiles will give you additional information about the egg donors.
- Height and weight
- Hair and eye color
- Ethnic background
- Medical history
- Family history
- Educational background and interests
Hopeful parents may choose egg donors based on a variety of factors. For some, physical attributes are the most important in the selection process. However, others may choose donors based on other criteria. There is no right or wrong way to select a donor. It just needs to feel right to you.
The importance of egg donor screening
When choosing an egg donor, it is important to remember that all donors in the programs recommended by Texas Fertility Center receive screening for infectious diseases. These diseases include HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Donors also undergo physical, genetic, hormonal and psychological screening to make sure they are good candidates to be egg donors. As a result, the donors who are available on the websites are usually in the top 1% of applicants to the donor programs.
Support when choosing an egg donor
If you have questions when choosing an egg donor, our New Braunfels fertility doctor and her team are happy to assist. If you are interested in selecting an egg donor or have questions, contact us and we will assist you on your journey.