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A collection of resources, research, and personal stories to empower you with knowledge and hope on your journey


5 Long-Term Stress Management Strategies for Infertility

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Did you know that infertility patients experience stress levels comparable to those of cancer patients? In this blog, we share strategies to help decrease stress levels long-term.

PCOS-Friendly Snacks: Nourishing Your Body & Managing Symptoms

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For those navigating the complexities of PCOS, finding the right snacks can be a game-changer in maintaining a balanced diet and keeping symptoms at bay. Here are some PCOS-friendly snacks that are not only nutritious but also delicious.

Epigenetics: Donor Egg Recipient Mother's Influence Starts in the Womb

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Studies of epigenetics tell us that environmental factors from the birth mother’s body modify the gene expression, or what the gene does. Learn more about this fascinating concept in this blog and video post!

What Are My Options for Unused Embryos After IVF?

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If you're undecided on what to do with leftover embryos after IVF, you're not alone. Studies show that roughly 40% of patients are unsure of what to do with leftover embryos after IVF. It can be an overwhelming and emotional decision to make...

Things to Keep in Perspective When Choosing an Egg Donor

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"Now that I have a child via egg donation, I have no doubt what’s most important, and I can tell you it is certainly not eye color. I’m not saying to just pick anyone, it’s totally normal to want to find a resemblance of yourself in the donor, just don’t obsess over it..."

10 Tips to Nurture a Deep Bond With Your Donor Egg Baby

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"Our bond is like nothing I could have ever imagined." In this guest post, a mother via egg donation shares 10 tips for bonding with your baby born via donor egg.

Finding Hope: Endometriosis, Infertility and Donor Egg IVF

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Endometriosis is more common than you may think – affecting approximately 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, which is about 190 million women globally. By bringing more attention to endometriosis, we aim to foster a more empathetic environment where these women feel seen, validated, and supported.

Breaking Down the Costs: Embryo Adoption vs. Embryo Donation

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In this blog, we break down the costs of using donor embryos in IVF and compare the costs associated with embryo donation to the costs associated with embryo adoption. Let's dive in!

If I Use Donor Eggs, Will My Baby Look Like Me?

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"Without her having my DNA, I still see so many parts of myself in her..." "Many things are biologically imprinted on your baby’s fetus during the development of his/her gene expression while in your womb.."

3 Key Factors to Prioritize When Choosing an Egg Donor

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DEIVF mom shares her personal experience and lessons learned. "When choosing an egg donor, it's easy to get swept away by personality or physical attributes, but these 3 factors shouldn't be overlooked..."

Frozen Donor Egg Success Story 🌟

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In this frozen donor egg success story testimonial, a special mother shares her experience with the Donor Nexus Egg Bank.

Fresh vs. Frozen Donor Eggs: Deciding Which Route to Take

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Deciding between fresh vs. frozen donor eggs has many considerations. We cover everything you need to know in this blog - success rates, costs, and more.

Understanding Anonymous vs. Open ID Embryo Donation

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Our embryo donation program offers anonymous or open ID options to allow the donor(s) and recipient(s) to have the relationship they desire. Learn more!

How to Accept Using Donor Eggs While Grieving Your Genetics

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"Before getting pregnant, I knew I had to change my perspective if I was going to be able to accept using donor eggs."

2023 Wrapped: Our Year In Review

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As we reflect on 2023, we are filled with gratitude for our intended parents, donors, surrogates, and clinic partners who have all played a role in making this year so special.

Navigating Donor Conception: Understanding Privacy vs. Secrecy

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Deciding what to share with others can be a delicate balancing act between privacy and secrecy. In this blog, we share some tips for finding a balance that works for you.

Explaining Donor Conception to Your Child: Dos and Don'ts

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While each family must choose what feels right for them, we’re here to share some helpful dos and don'ts to help guide you through the process.

Navigating the Holidays While Pursuing Donor Egg IVF

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If you are currently pursuing IVF with donor eggs or donor embryos, here are some tips to help you get through the holidays with more ease and joy.

Making the Leap to Donor Eggs

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Dr. Daniel Potter shares his thoughts about when is the right time to start thinking about using donor eggs to start or add to your family.

Donor Nexus Honors Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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October recognizes Pregnancy and Infant Loss. If someone you know or yourself have experienced the loss of a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS, please join Donor Nexus in raising awareness around pregnancy loss. 

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