Is egg donation
a good option for you?

Fertility Seminars

Once upon a time there lived a woman who had no children. She dreamed of having a little girl, but time went by, and her dream never came true. She then went to visit a woman in the village, who gave her a magic grain of barley. She planted it in a flower pot. And the very next day, the grain had turned into a lovely flower, rather like a tulip. The woman softly kissed its half-shut petals. And as though by magic, the flower opened in full blossom. Inside sat a tiny girl, no bigger than a thumb.

— Hans Christian Andersen

Dr. Olga Zaytseff explains:

If you are considering whether to try egg donation, you will want to know as much as possible before making a decision. As fertility specialist, together with my team I have spent the last 9 years treating hundreds of European patients who have come to St. Petersburg for egg donation treatment. This experience has made me very aware of these medical, social and psychological concerns, which is why I have set up this website to provide you with the information that you need. I hope it enables you to form your own decision about whether egg donation is the right choice for you. Every woman considering egg donation has the same concerns and worries: will I be able to accept this? Will I love the child and the child love me as if it were my own egg?  You can find answers to your moral questions in reflections of my ex-patients, who became parents via egg donation. Or you are welcome to put your question forward in the forum

If you found egg donation acceptable for you from all the angles, as a next step you will no doubt be most interested in how to choose a clinic, how to choose your egg donor, how to plan your treatment, while also trying to find out more about practical details such as applying for visa or booking a hotel.

Is egg donation a promising opportunity for you from medical point of view? How can you evaluate your personal chances of becoming pregnant through egg donation? Are there any existing medical problems in your particular case? How would these affect the outcome? Or you are welcome to put your question forward to us in the forum or book an initial consultation per phone.

After your treatment is successfully completed, it will be important for you to know how to stay pregnant, how other patients have experienced pregnancy and maternity after egg donation, how to decide about what information you share with other people, including whether or not to tell your child about how he or she was conceived.

Egg donation has enabled many people to achieve their dream of having a child when all other options have failed. If you are willing to have a child and have not managed to achieve pregnancy through natural conception or even after many fertility treatments (such as IUI, IVF or ICSI), if you only met your partner later in life, or if you are above 40 and still single but do not want to deny yourself the happiness of motherhood, this website is for you.

Very kind regards,
Dr. Olga Zaytseff