Today’s bonus episode guest is Heidi Hayes, CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA. Having been unsuccessful at traditional IUI and IVF treatments, Heidi personally understands the struggles of infertility. After many years of trying to conceive, she ultimately built her family through adoption and donor egg treatment. She always believed that if she didn’t give up, her ultimate goal of becoming a parent would someday become a reality.
Heidi and Heather discuss everything you need to know about frozen donor eggs:
- What is the difference between frozen donor eggs and fresh?
- How are donor eggs preserved?
- How long can they last preserved?
- What is the process to thaw them and make a baby?
- What are the success rates of frozen donor eggs and is the technology more sensitive?
- Are all clinics equally good at the technology?
- Do all donors make good frozen eggs? Is the process different for donor selection between fresh/frozen eggs?
- What are the pros and cons of frozen donor eggs?
- How does the cost of a frozen donor egg cycle compare to a fresh donor egg cycle?
- How will the Zika Virus impact donor egg cycles in the U.S.?
- Is there anything else on this topic you’d like to add?