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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.

Deciding What to Do With Embryos After IVF

So, you have leftover embryos after IVF and you’re now feeling the stress of having to decide what to do. You’re not alone. If you have decided that you have no use for the embryos, have you considered the option of donating embryos to other couples or individuals?

Your Complete Guide to Finding an Egg Donor

It is easy to get caught up in the specific characteristics of each egg donor such as her hair color, height, education, and special talents. However, there are a few other factors that are important to consider before you even begin your search.

What Color Eyes Will My Baby Have?

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.

Should I Use Donor Eggs? Will I Have Any Regrets?

Guest post and video by a DEIVF mother. I remember the exact moment I was first faced with the question, “should I use donor eggs?” I knew this wasn’t a decision I could make on the spot and definitely didn’t want to make a decision I would later regret. 

Donor Nexus Partners with CryoStork®

CryoStork® serves an integral role in our Frozen Donor Egg Program, allowing us to utilize their scientifically-enhanced technology to ship our frozen donor egg lots domestically & internationally. We are proud to share that this superior shipping solution is included in our frozen cycles.

Deciding Between First-Time and Proven Egg Donors

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. 

New Program Announcement! Independent Match Embryo Coordination

As the only agency in the industry offering this service, Donor Nexus is proud to share our newest program offering, Independent Match Embryo Coordination, which will assist embryo donors and recipients who have found each other on their own.

How Commercial Genetic Testing Affects "Anonymous" Egg Donation

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

What Your AMH Levels Mean (for Egg Donors)

AMH testing is used to help measure your ovarian reserve (remaining egg supply). In this blog, we cover everything egg donors need to know about AMH levels and the AMH blood test which is typically required for new donors.

National Infertility Awareness Week 2021

Mark your calendars! This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is April 18-24th. Founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is the largest public awareness campaign that addresses infertility. 

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination While Pregnant

Original post: February 10th, 2021. Pregnant and considering the COVID-19 vaccination? In this blog, we've compiled all available research regarding COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy.

Donor Nexus Partners With Family Equality

Donor Nexus has been welcoming and offering family-building solutions to LGBTQ+ community members since our establishment in 2012. Now, we are excited to announce our partnership with Family Equality, an organization that is fighting to protect and support LGBTQ+ families.

Egg Donor is a Genetic Carrier: What You Need to Know

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.

An Overview of Embryo Grading at Donor Nexus

The grading of an embryo is determined by the embryologist at the time the embryo is frozen. It is a method used to evaluate the quality of the embryo. Donor Nexus partners with HRC Fertility, whose embryo grading is as follows.

Our Donor Embryo Success Rates for the First Half of 2020

The first half of 2020 has been such a challenging time for so many of us. With many fertility clinics closing and patients being unable to start medications, there has been a lot of uncertainty for patients seeking treatment.

Tips for Telling Your Child They Are Donor Conceived

The most important point to make when talking to your child about their conception is letting them know how deeply loved and wanted they are. So much so, that an entire team of people came together to bring them into existence and into your family.

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