All About The Journey Through Egg Donation | Growing Generations

If you are considering in vitro fertilization and you have a reason to suspect that the procedure might be challenging because of your past history or present medical situation, there is an option. Choosing to go with an egg donor provides you with the opportunity to conceive and carry your baby via IVF by providing viable eggs from a third party source. In the infographic below, you will find information about the process of egg donation and its effects on IVF success rates and other aspects of pregnancy. As you read, you will see that not only is this option viable, it is a lot simpler and easier to understand than it seems at first. Keep reading to learn more about how egg donation can help you reach your goals during your next IV fertilization procedure.

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: An Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Red Wheel Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.