Embryo donation continues to be a beacon of hope for individuals and couples navigating the complexities of infertility. Yet, beyond the initial decision to pursue embryo donation, lies another significant choice: whether to opt for an open relationship with the donor family or to choose non-directed donation through a clinic. This decision holds profound implications, […]

Embryo Donation: Choices from Non-Directed Donation to Openness

The journey towards building a family has many milestones. Getting pregnant is the big goal. When having to use IVF to achieve that, questions and uncertainty  influence the emotional journey. Is this the way I take this medication? Or, was our egg donor as healthy as she could be? How many eggs will be available […]

Embryos…tiny babies…or…what are they?

When you have struggled for so long to build your family, it almost seems impossible to think about doing something with your embryos other than using them, and then saving them. I know when my daughter was under 2 years old, it was a feeling of reassurance that we had two embryos in storage. If […]

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