What is an experienced egg donor?

What Does It Mean to be a Proven Egg Donor?

What qualifies someone as an experienced donor?

Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron, Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses what the criteria are to become a proven or experienced egg donor and what that can mean for intended parents.

There is no universal definition for a proven donor, but it is commonly accepted amongst fertility doctors that a proven donor is somebody whose egg or eggs have been successful. Success is not measured by a positive pregnancy test but by a successful live birth. It does not mean a good embryo or a genetically normal embryo. Of course, the goal of any donor is to provide a genetically normal embryo, a proven donor is based solely on a successful live birth.

Are non-proven egg donors bad?

Everybody has to start somewhere, there are plenty of amazing egg donors whose eggs haven't gotten the chance yet to prove themselves. So, it is important not to dismiss a potential match because they haven't had the opportunity yet to show their full potential. 

Fertility Centers of Illinois Consultation

Posted by Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron

Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago, and then completed a three year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern. Her personal practice philosophy stems not only from her clinical expertise but from her experience as a woman and a mother. She understands the importance of individualized, comprehensive infertility care.

Website: https://www.fcionline.com/

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