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for Intended Parents


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


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!

Will My Donor Egg Baby Look Like Me? My Personal Experience

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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.."

Victoria’s Successful Journey to Baby #2

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

Understanding Nonidentified vs. Open ID Embryo Donation

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

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.

Should I Use Donor Eggs? Deciding When to Make the "Leap"

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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. 

Deciding Between First-Time and Proven Egg Donors

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In this blog, we discuss important factors that should be taken into consideration, such as success rates and what the reality of going through a cycle with both first-time and proven donors tends to look like from our experience. 

How Important is Eye Color When Selecting an Egg Donor?

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Of all the things to imagine when daydreaming about your future baby, eye color may be one of the most common things for parents to envision. For some intended parent(s), eye color may be a big deciding factor in which egg donor to choose. Let's discuss the complex factors that go into eye color.

7 Ways I Learned to Cope With Infertility Grief

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Victoria Nino spent many years coping with infertility and is here to share her lessons on infertility grief. Find tips and support options in this blog post.

Why Choose a Boutique Egg Bank?

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As a boutique egg bank, Donor Nexus is able to provide personalized care and support to our patients throughout their unique journeys. Learn more!

What if My Ideal Egg Donor Is a Genetic Carrier?

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As you browse through the Donor Nexus egg donor database, you’ve likely come across several profiles that indicate that the egg donor is a genetic carrier of a certain condition. This may sound alarming to intended parents at first, which is why we are here to explain what exactly it means.

Important Update: From “Anonymous” to “Nonidentified” Donations

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In this blog, we discuss the implications of commercial genetic testing technology on anonymous egg donation and embryo donation. Learn more!

Mother’s Day and Infertility: 5 Tips for Finding Peace

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For hopeful mothers facing infertility, Mother's Day can be tough. In this blog, we share a few simple tips to keep in mind this Mother’s Day.

5 Ways to Get Involved & Raise Awareness During NIAW®

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Get ready, it’s almost National Infertility Awareness Week! NIAW 2023 is April 23rd - April 29th. As a proud partner of RESOLVE, we are gearing up for another impactful week of raising awareness and removing stigmas surrounding infertility. We hope you'll join us!

3 Reasons Why We Love and Support NIAW

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NIAW is a movement which raises awareness about infertility and provides support for those affected by it. In this blog, we share 3 reasons why we love and support NIAW!

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