Age and Infertility

Female aging is associated with declining fertility. The decline in fertility is correlated with a decline in the number of oocytes (eggs). The maximum number of oocytes is approximately 5-7 million before birth, decreases to 400,000 at puberty, and decreases to 1000 at menopause. Learn more.

Egg Donation Process

The Emory Reproductive Center offers a highly successful egg donor program. Egg donation is offered to women who no longer produce viable oocytes (eggs) and to women with genetic disorders. Donors are rigorously screened for personal and family health histories and subjected to a battery of physical and psychological exams to assure they are suitable. They also undergo required FDA screening and testing. Learn more.

Donor Program

In some fertility cases, a woman will not have adequate eggs or a man will not have adequate sperm. Under these circumstances, the Emory Reproductive Center offers both an egg and sperm donation program. Donation may also be used by single women, couples carrying genetic disorders, or women who are Rh sensitized. Learn more.

Fertility Seminars

Ready to take the first step toward building your family? Join us for a FREE informational seminar on infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF). An Emory fertility specialist will provide an overview of fertility treatments and answer your questions. Learn more.

LGBT Families

The Emory Reproductive Center is committed to helping all people build their families. We are experienced in working with LGBT patients, both single and coupled. We help women select a sperm bank for anonymous donor insemination and will also facilitate directed donor intrauterine inseminations. We can do co-maternity IVF cycles for lesbian couples, where a woman can carry a pregnancy conceived from her partner's eggs and donor sperm. We also work with gay men who are pursuing directed or anonymous egg donation with gestational surrogacy. Learn more.

Obstetrics

Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most significant moments in a woman's life. At Emory, we recognize that each pregnancy is unique. Our practice is committed to providing the highest standard of obstetrical care for every woman. We provide resources on healthy pregnancy and childbirth options, routine prenatal care and screening, and management of potential complications. Learn more.