Egg Donation Blog, Stories, & Resources

If you’re thinking about egg donation, either as a potential donor or an intended parent, this blog gives you the egg donation resources to aid your research into the process and help you to make informed decisions that are best for you and your family. We know you have questions and concerns, and that you want to know more about what egg donation is like and what’s involved for both egg donors and parents-to-be.

In our egg donation blog we share many helpful egg donation tips and resources, gathered from the expertise of our doctors, nurses, and staff. We also feature stories and experiences from some of our amazing egg donors.

Getting Pregnant in Your 40s or 50s

Getting Pregnant In Your 40s or 50s Women today have more choices than ever before. Some may choose to spend their 20s and 30s traveling, earning an education, or building a business. Others might use this time to bond with their friends or figure out what they want to do with the rest of their […]

My Egg Donation Journey

The choice to give someone the gift of building a family through egg donation is a personal one. Although the process that egg donors go through to donate eggs is similar, if not the same, most of the time, no two egg donation journeys will be the same. Here at Santa Monica Fertility, we treat […]

How To Choose An Egg Donor

How to choose an Egg Donor You have decided that egg donation is the right path to parenthood for you; no doubt, it was already a journey to get to this point, right? Now, onto the most exciting part of the process – choosing an egg donor (well, maybe second most exciting: right after witnessing […]

Donor Eggs Epigenetics: Will The Baby Look Like Me?

Donor Eggs Epigenetics and Birth Mother Do birth mothers using donor eggs have a significant impact on the development and future health of their babies? The resounding answer is yes. Because the baby’s DNA will only come from the egg donor and the sperm provider, many women using egg donation worry that they will not […]

What You Need to Know About Egg Donation Compensation

Becoming an egg donor is a big decision, and there are many various reasons why a person might choose to go through this process. Many women are drawn to egg donation because it allows them to give another family a life-changing gift. Other women do it as an empowering way to use their fertility without […]

Frozen or Fresh Donor Eggs: The True Story

Have you been considering using donor eggs for an IVF cycle but you just don’t know where to start? It can feel daunting to know what next best step to take without understanding all of your options. At Santa Monica Fertility, we are experienced in a range of options and we love to counsel our […]

Egg Quality & Infertility Treatments: Egg Donation Fresh & Frozen

What is egg donation, and why would a woman use this treatment to have a baby? Egg donation allows women to become pregnant even when they lack eggs of their own, or their eggs are of poor quality. Women may have poor egg quality because of their age (advanced maternal age being thirty-five and up), […]

Effecting Who Your Child Is When Using Donor Egg – Epigenetics

More and more research is coming out supporting the idea that mothers who carry their children who have been conceived via donor egg may have more influence over their child’s genetics than previously thought, including overall health and temperament. Not only do chemicals, diet and the home environment influence how the child develops, but the […]

When Is Egg Donation a Good Option?

The heartache of one or more failed IVF attempts is impossible to explain to anyone who hasn’t longed for a baby—your own delightfully cuddly, sweet-smelling infant cradled in your arms—more than anything else in the world. You may feel depressed, angry, and betrayed by your own body as well as jealous of other women who […]

A Pregnant Mother’s Effects on Her Child with Donor Egg

While mothers who have gotten pregnant with the help of a donor egg do not contribute genetically to the embryo, the mother’s body and womb DO affect the embryo, which ends up having an effect on how those genes are expressed, ultimately having an effect on the child, especially in terms of weight and certain […]

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