Blog: All Things Conceivable

FAQs: The Surrogacy Journey in the Time of Covid-19
FAQs: The Surrogacy Journey in the Time of Covid-19
2020-03-27

We are living in a new world, one where every day brings new challenges as we all grapple with the global pandemic of COVID-19. And yet, the desire to build a family is as strong and enduring as ever. That's why we at ConceiveAbilities want to give you straight talk on some of your most commonly …

Surrogacy Terminology 101
Surrogacy Terminology 101
2020-03-09

The world we live in is full of abbreviations- everything from “LOL” to “EVOO” has its own special acronym. While many of these phrases have become familiar in everyday life, surrogacy has its own unique dictionary of common terms used throughout the journey. The list below is some of the most …

Smoking and Egg Donor Eligibility
Smoking and Egg Donor Eligibility
2020-01-27

As you research egg donation, you’ve no doubt encountered a list of eligibility requirements. If you currently smoke or have in the past, you may be wondering if it disqualifies you. While the short answer is yes - smoking and nicotine use are prohibited in egg donation - we’ll explore the reasons …

Guide to Egg Donation for Asian Egg Donors
Guide to Egg Donation for Asian Egg Donors
2019-10-15

If you’re considering donating your eggs, congratulations! It is truly one of the greatest gifts one can give to another. As egg donation becomes a more mainstream option for building a family, more and more Asian couples are seeking an Asian egg donor. If you are a woman of Chinese, Japanese or …

How Does Egg Donation Work for the Recipient?
How Does Egg Donation Work for the Recipient?
2019-08-21

You may have heard or seen the quote, “Parenthood requires love. Not DNA.” When it comes to expanding your family, these words are so very true. While we may not have built our family in the way we initially imagined, thanks to options like IVF, surrogacy and donor eggs, parenthood has been made …

Egg Donation Disqualifications: 5 Things to Know
Egg Donation Disqualifications: 5 Things to Know
2019-07-12

Helping someone else build a family by donating her eggs is something that only a select few women feel called to do. And while it’s a noble gesture to even consider egg donation, not everyone will meet the stringent criteria. You might be wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be an egg donor. …

What’s it Really Like to Be an Egg Donor?
What’s it Really Like to Be an Egg Donor?
2019-01-15

Real Life: Egg Donor Stories You’ve heard about egg donation: perhaps you’ve seen advertisements, or have a friend already considering a donation. Maybe a cousin used a donor to have a baby herself, and you’re wondering how you can help other families like hers. Whatever the reason, you’re …

Ovulation 101: What You Need To Know
Ovulation 101: What You Need To Know
2018-12-07

While most women learned the basics about their menstrual cycle in middle school, many have little working knowledge about the process their bodies go through every month. If you’re trying to become pregnant, understanding ovulation and how it impacts your fertility can be key to successful family …

Are There Risks to Being an Egg Donor?
Are There Risks to Being an Egg Donor?
2018-12-04

Choosing to donate eggs is a selfless act; the rigorous screening, medical testing and strict treatment protocol require patience and commitment. If you’re considering egg donation, you’ve no doubt done plenty of research about the process and the requirements. If the medical implication of …