The Extended Donor Family: It’s All About Connection

Jun 05, 2017 | Fertility Care
In Dr. Aimee's new Freeze and Share program, there are many different options for the Freezer / Sharer relationship. In this article, Dr. Mary Coleman Allen, explains how to make the best choices when it comes to egg donation. By Mary Coleman Allen, Ph.D., LPC Over the past fourteen years, I have worked with many families who have conceived their children with the help of egg donation, and I have worked with the egg donors who have helped families achieve their dreams of becoming parents. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of these amazing family building journeys. "the field of third party reproduction has been changing, leaning toward more of an “open” relationship between donors and recipients, as the voices of donor conceived children have been calling for more access to their genetic information." During my years of clinical practice, I’ve come to better understand the hearts and minds of the women who donate their eggs and the women who receive donated eggs. It is a continual learning process of how these roles play out for each individual. I have worked with egg donor recipients who have received eggs from sisters, friends and co-workers. I also have worked with egg...

Scientists find way of ‘restarting’ ovaries with stem cells

Sep 19, 2010 | Fertility Care
Stem cell research on rats could pave way for women affected by premature ovarian failure to have children Women who go through early menopause and are unable to have children have been given fresh hope after scientists found a way of  restarting ovaries. The study could pave the way for women to one day conceive even though they have gone through the menopause at an early age. (more…)