When deciding to use an egg donor to build and grow your family, now you have the choice of doing an in vitro fertilization cycle with an egg donor you have selected as your donor who cycles with you, or purchasing frozen eggs from an egg bank.
The option of using frozen donor eggs only became available as an option in October of 2012 so it is a relatively new area in the field of reproductive medicine. Any research you read as to the benefits/risk of using frozen eggs is based on limited data done in a short period of time. The potential long-term risks and negative consequences are unknown at this point. Egg banks are certainly not going to give you any information to dissuade you from buying eggs from their egg bank. So as with anything else in the medical field, it is important to gather information from reliable sources that are not trying to sell you anything. Educate yourself as to the pros and cons of each, because there are pros and cons to each option, and make the choice that best fits your needs.
One source to gather information about building your family through egg donation, and compare doing a fresh vs. frozen cycle is RESOLVE. The following link will take you to an article that does a great job of explaining the differences of each, and the pros and cons of each. You can find the article here at : http://www.resolvenewengland.org/2013/10/fresh-donor- eggs-vs- frozen-donor-eggs/
For information about doing a fresh donor egg cycle, contact us at www.pathwaystoparenthood.com.