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Egg donation, genetic load and risk of developing a genetic disorder

Egg donation, genetic load and risk of developing a genetic disorder

    • <span  class="bbp-author-name">penelope puth</span>
      penelope puth

      Hii!!! I’m here to ask about the genes of our egg donor… How can we be sure she does not have any genetic disorder? We are very concerned of our baby’s genetic load and the possibility that he or she develops any genetic disorder, is it possible? We know half the genetic load would be from a donor and the other half from my husband. Please, share your thoughts on this, we are freaking out!!

      01/10/2016 at 9:36 am
    • Hello penelope,

      Egg donors are always compatible with the recipient woman and are selected according to the parents’ physical characteristics.

      As for the genetic material of the egg donor, you can be confident: each potential egg donor has to go through a selection process in which they have to meet a series of requirements, being the absence of family history of hereditary diseases one of them. Besides, they are done a karyotype test in order to detect potential chromosomal abnormalities, as well as a study to detect the most common genetic mutations to verify she is indeed not a carrier of diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF).

      I hope I have clarified all your concerns,


      02/08/2016 at 5:59 pm
    • IVF is a treatment for infertility or genetic problems. If IVF is performed to treat infertility, you and your partner might be able to try less invasive treatment options before attempting IVF, including fertility drugs to increase production of eggs or intrauterine insemination. Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. IVF can also be done if you have certain health conditions.Use of IVF can be financially, physically and emotionally draining. Support from counselors, family and friends can help you and your partner through the ups and downs of infertility treatment. Also the age of the mother is the primary risk factor in the development of birth defects, no matter how the child is conceived. Our dr at BTC was really open about all the possible milestones on the way..

      12/19/2019 at 1:40 pm
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