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There are many ways to build a family and Fertility Centers of Illinois is here to help. For some families, that includes using an egg or sperm donor to conceive, and Fertility Centers of Illinois has a dedicated third-party reproductive team that will help you every step of the way. Whether you are using Fertility Centers of Illinois’s in-house egg donor program or an outside source to realize your dream of parenthood, the third-party team will provide and coordinate all the services you will need, including medical, emotional, legal, and financial guidance.

Dr. Jane Nani, medical director of Fertility Center’s of Illinois third-party program, discusses using an egg or sperm donor to grow your family.

The Time to Talk Fertility podcast discusses:

  • Who is a good candidate for using a sperm or egg donor?
  • Can using a donor increase the success rates of getting pregnant for those struggling to conceive using their own eggs or sperm?
  • What is the difference between using fresh or frozen and does it vary for eggs versus sperm?
  • What is the process for choosing an egg or sperm donor?
  • Can you tell us about Fertility Centers of Illinois egg donor database and what makes it unique?
  • How are donors screened?
  • If someone wants a friend or family member to be their donor, do they still need to go through a screening process?
  • Can you search for donors with specific traits?
  • If someone wants two or more children born from the same donor(s), is that possible?
  • What are the legal considerations for using a donor?
  • Are there emotional support services available for those looking to use a donor?
  • Is there anything you would like to add?

The Time to Talk Fertility podcast releases new episodes monthly and is available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadioStitcherTune InGoogle Play and Spotify.

Medical contribution by Jane Nani, M.D.

Dr. Jane Nani is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), and has been practicing medicine since 1996.

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