Between 2000 and 2010, egg donation nearly doubled, resulting in thousands of pregnancies each year. As more families delay having children while building their careers and establishing financial stability, egg donation and the use of donor eggs will likely become even more popular. For most women, the difficult reality is that while it takes longer and longer to become financially stable, fertility has a ticking clock attached to it. As a woman gets older her ovarian reserve diminishes and the older she gets, the eggs she has are often lower quality. Eventually, this can make it difficult and then eventually impossible to get pregnant.
An IVF procedure with the help of donor eggs is an effective option for individuals who have struggled with getting pregnant on their own as the result of infertility or in the case of a same sex couple in which neither partner produces eggs. Many couples in positions similar to yours have gotten pregnant this way.
Depending on the condition of your health or sexual orientation, involving a third party sperm or egg donor in the process of conceiving a child may be the only option you have in order to make a family. Fortunately, there are many generous individuals who volunteer each day to help people in your situation. Working with a donor, however, can open you up to the possibility of encountering some complications.