Donor Nexus Blog

Are Egg Donors Required to Be Vaccinated?

Given what we’ve all experienced these past few years with COVID-19, it’s becoming more common for intended parents to wonder whether or not an egg donor has received the COVID-19 vaccination and/or booster shots.

4 Tips for Preparing to Receive Donor Eggs

When preparing for donor egg IVF, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can begin focusing on right away to improve your chances of success. Here are our top 4 tips for preparing to receive donor eggs or donor embryos!

Widening Possibilities: Requesting Frozen Eggs From A Fresh Egg Donor

With the Donor Nexus Egg Bank (DNEB), you have the option to select a fresh egg donor and request that we bank her eggs to be used in your Frozen Donor Egg Cycle.

My Donor Egg Pregnancy Experience by Victoria Nino

*VIDEO* DEIVF mama talks about symptoms & emotional aspects of her pregnancy using donor egg. "Using donor eggs to get pregnant isn’t something you can really understand until you have gone through it. I went from feeling like the most unlucky person in the world to the absolute luckiest."

July 25th is World Embryologist Day: An IVF Timeline

July 25th is World Embryologist Day, giving us the opportunity to honor the incredible work of embryologists past and present. In this blog, we take a fascinating look at a timeline of breakthrough achievements in embryology which made it possible for us to do what we do today!

Donor Embryo Success Rates: An Overview

One of the first questions that comes to mind for patients considering using donated embryos is, “what are my chances of success?” It’s important to have realistic and informed expectations when deciding whether embryo donation is the right choice for you.

Donor Nexus Interview with Cryoport®

Our Program Director, Lucy, was recently interviewed by the team at Cryoport® for a feature on their blog! We are honored to share the interview with you to provide some insights into Donor Nexus, the donor industry, and our valuable partnership with Cryoport®.

Donor Conception Day Instagram LIVE: Wednesday, April 27th

What is it like to be an egg donor? How do children feel about being conceived using donor eggs? In honor of Donor Conception Awarenes Day, one of our very own egg donors will be going LIVE on our Instagram to chat about both sides of egg donation. Don't miss it!

It's National Infertility Awareness Week!

At Donor Nexus, we are passionate about NIAW because it gives us an opportunity to recognize, honor, and fight for people who are fighting to have a family. We have shared some resources below to hel

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Did you know that endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 women of reproductive age? In this blog, we explore the correlation between endometriosis, infertility and egg quality.

5 Things to Know About Embryo Donation

Embryo donation allows patients to use donated embryos during their IVF treatment in hopes of achieving a pregnancy. In this blog, we’re going to share 5 things you should know about embryo donation!

Birth Control Before IVF? Find Out Why!

IVF birth control protocols are commonly recommended by doctors, but why? In this blog, we dive into when to start, how long you are on birth control, and more.

My Experience and Tips for Bonding With Donor Egg Baby

DEIVF mother Victoria shares a response for intended parents who may have fears about bonding with their baby born via donor egg. We hope her experience and insights brings you joy and hope for what’s to come.

When Using Donor Eggs, Will My Baby Look Like Me?

"Had my daughter's fetus grown in the donor's womb, she wouldn't be the same person. Just like if you plant the same grape tree in a different region of Napa Valley, you’d get very different wine."

What Are The Benefits of Working With an Egg Donor Agency?

When you have the support and knowledge of an egg donor agency, their insight can make your fertility journey smoother. You have both an advocate and an experienced advisor on what matters need to be handled - from medical to legal, plus, they can help you get the answers you need.

4 Tips on Choosing an Egg Donor From A Mother Via Donor Eggs

Choosing an egg donor is not an easy process. I’ve personally been through the egg donation selection process multiple times now, with multiple different agencies and egg banks. It can be exciting and equally overwhelming. I’m sharing some of the lessons I learned in this post!

Donor Nexus Honors Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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. 

Comparing Fresh vs. Frozen Donor Eggs for IVF

Originally the only option available, using fresh donor eggs is still a popular option today. However, using frozen donor eggs has also been growing in popularity over the past decade due to advancements in egg freezing technology. We compare both options to help you make an informed decision.

Grief and Infertility: Coping with Egg Donation

In this blog & video, mother via donor egg IVF shares her infertility grief process and coping strategies to help others cope with infertility and donor eggs.

Epigenetics: Using Donor Eggs or Donor Embryos

In this blog, we will give a quick explanation of what exactly epigenetics is, and the incredible connections it establishes between a donor egg or donor embryo recipient mother and her unborn child.

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