BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holly Dickey knew she wanted to be a mother at age 26. At age 40 she decided to become a single mother, but no fertility treatments resulted in pregnancy. After meeting the love of her life, they decided to build a family together. Holly experienced four pregnancies, three times by in vitro fertilization and once naturally, but all ended in miscarriage.
After learning about frozen donor egg, Holly gave fertility treatment one last try. Working with Dr. Brian Berger at Boston IVF, Holly combined frozen donor eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA with her partner's sperm, and transferred two embryos to her uterus. Nine months later she had the baby of her dreams at age 47. Ashley, now seven months old, brings Holly joy each and every day.
"Everything about her is so wonderful," explains Holly. "She is the light of my life. She makes every minute worth living."
Heidi Hayes, CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA, had a similar journey to motherhood. Over the course of four years, she completed a combination of nine IVF and frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles. After Heidi and her husband tried donor egg, she became pregnant on the first try with twins.
Donor Egg Bank USA is a national frozen donor egg bank who has partnered with Boston IVF. Donor Egg Bank USA is currently partnered with more than 150 of the leading fertility specialists in the country.
"I was confident that Holly would achieve her dream of parenthood using frozen donor eggs," explains reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Brian Berger with Boston IVF. "By using frozen donor eggs, Holly was able to pursue treatment at a lower cost and start her treatment cycle more quickly."
While a traditional (fresh) donor egg IVF cycle can cost $25,000-$45,000, a frozen donor egg IVF Single Cycle is half the cost.
Patients can obtain frozen donor eggs and complete an IVF cycle in as little as one to three months from the time the egg donor is selected. The traditional fresh donation process can take three to six months. In the past, working with a (fresh) egg donor was the only option for patients unable to produce their own viable eggs.
Patients have access to a national donor database of young women with a range of characteristics such as physical traits, ethnicity, education level and more.
Patients using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA are offered two options, a Single Cycle and a refund guarantee through the 100% Assured Refund Plan if the delivery of a baby is not achieved.
Boston IVF is a leading center for cutting-edge reproductive technologies and exceptional patient care. With more than 30,000 babies born since 1986 and 12 locations throughout New England, Boston IVF is considered one of America's most experienced fertility centers. Boston IVF is committed to caring for each patient as an individual, offering the highest quality of personalized care. Boston IVF is a national leader in research. All Boston IVF physicians are on staff at Harvard Medical School. For more information, see www.BostonIVF.com or call 888-300-2483.
Donor Egg Bank USA is a frozen donor egg program developed through the collaboration of more than 150 of the country's top reproductive specialists and available at more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Donor Egg Bank USA offers immediate access to a broad donor egg pool and uses advanced freezing technology to produce success rates similar to traditional (fresh) donor egg programs. Using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA requires less time than a fresh donor egg cycle (1-3 months versus 3-6 months in a traditional cycle), and is more affordable. Donor Egg Bank USA offers the financial security of a 100% Assured Refund Plan™ if a couple does not deliver a baby. Donor Egg Bank USA offers frozen egg fertility options to couples nationally and across the globe. For more information: www.donoreggbankusa.com, 855-344-2265.