Embryo Donation

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Many women dream of becoming mothers one day, but our bodies don’t always want to cooperate. If you’ve been struggling with fertility issues, you may feel at a loss for what to do. But the doctors at Reproductive Medicine Institute are here to help you achieve your dream of becoming a parent. We offer several fertility treatment options, including embryo donation in The Chicagoland area. This process has helped countless women conceive children, and you could be the next success story. Please reach out to us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.


What Is Embryo Donation?

Embryo donation is a treatment used to help women with infertility issues to conceive a baby. The treatment may be necessary for women who do not have enough eggs or whose eggs are not viable. During the treatment, a donor embryo, or fertilized egg, is implanted into the uterus of the intended mother, who will carry the baby to term. This treatment provides the opportunity for women who may have been unable to get pregnant on their own to carry and deliver a baby.

The Embryo Donation Process

The embryo donation process brings the biological process of conceiving a child into a lab, where there is more control and therefore a higher chance of success. Embryo donation is usually a good option for single women looking to conceive on their own or for couples where both the male and female partners face some sort of infertility challenges. Because the embryo is an egg that has already been fertilized no sperm is needed, and the embryo is ready for implantation as soon as the recipient is ready. Before implantation, many steps are taken to create the embryo. The steps of the embryo donation process include:

Egg Retrieval

The donor begins the process in the same way an IVF treatment begins. Hormones are injected that will allow the woman to release multiple eggs at a time, rather than just one. Once these eggs mature, they can be retrieved during a simple procedure at the doctor’s office.


The donor eggs are fertilized using donor sperm or the sperm of a partner. This creates an embryo. The embryo can then be used by any couple who is having trouble conceiving a baby.


The final step is to implant the embryo into the uterus of the intended mother. Once placed there, the embryo will begin to develop into a baby. If everything goes as it should, this will result in a successful pregnancy and the delivery of a healthy baby.

Already Conceived? Donate Your Remaining Embryos

When a woman does IVF treatment to help her conceive a baby, multiple eggs are retrieved and fertilized to create embryos. This is done to help increase the chances of pregnancy, as the first try may not be successful. If this occurs, there are then other embryos that can be used as a backup. However, one or two attempts may be all it takes to conceive a baby for some couples, leaving them with extra embryos. If you have already completed a successful round of IVF treatment and conceived a baby, you may be wondering what will happen to your remaining embryos. You may consider donating them to another infertile couple. While this can be an emotionally complicated decision, it may help you to remember that your embryos could make it possible for another couple to achieve their dream of starting a family. We can help you decided if donating your embryos is the right step for you.

Why Choose Reproductive Medicine Institute?

At the Reproductive Medicine Institute, we understand how difficult it can be to face infertility issues. It may seem like your dream of starting a family is beyond your reach, but you may have more options than you realize. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you choose the right team of fertility doctors to help you through your journey. Our staff provides compassionate care to every patient. We can help you fully understand your options and the challenges you’re facing. Our team has built one of the largest and most successful fertility clinics in the Midwest, helping countless women achieve their dream of motherhood. We’re the right team to choose because we offer:

Experience & Expertise

We have a team of doctors with many years of experience, ensuring you get expert care. Our team of fertility specialists is committed to providing every patient with the care and attention they need as they navigate their fertility concerns.

Advanced Solutions

We provide advanced treatment options to our patients, using the latest technology to aid in finding a successful solution. Our team stays up-to-date on the latest advances in fertility medicine to provide our patients with the best care.

Personalized Care

We understand that every patient is different and has a unique story. Our team takes the time to get to know each patient individually to provide personalized care tailored to their specific needs.

Contact Our Fertility Team Today

If you are currently experiencing fertility issues, you may be unsure of where to turn. It can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many individuals or couples, but our team is here to make it a little easier. We offer a range of fertility treatments to meet the needs of every patient. Our team can address your concerns and provide advice on which options may be best for you. Please contact us to learn more about what we offer or to schedule an appointment.

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