Atlantic Shared Beginnings’ Six Fresh-Donor-Eggs Single-Cycle with Blastocyst Guarantee is a unique program focusing on affordability and patient access to donor eggs. The program offers six FRESH donor eggs fertilized with partner or patient-selected donor sperm where all resulting embryos are cryopreserved.
Donor eggs, fertilization, embryo culture and cryopreservation of embryos are included in the program fee. Atlantic Shared Beginnings guarantees at least one good quality day five or six blastocyst. All resulting embryos belong to the recipient and may continue to be preserved and implanted as desired by the recipient at a clinic of the recipient’s choosing. Continued preservation and implantation are not included in the Shared Beginnings’ program fees. The fertility center of choice will charge the patient separately and future treatments with Atlantic Shared Beginnings will be billed as itemized fees.
Because this program starts with a larger number of donor eggs, it is possible to have multiple embryos frozen for future use. This option is attractive for patients who would like more than one child or patients who elect to include genetic testing of their embryos. Options are available to double the number of eggs at a discounted rate.
The number of eggs in the this program allows Atlantic Shared Beginnings to offer genetic testing. Recipients who want genetic testing of their embryos can elect to do so for an additional $1500 fee. Atlantic Shared Beginnings' program director will discuss these options and compare programs during your new patient phone consult.
Our donors are young, healthy women who have agreed to donate their eggs to allow another to reach dreams of pregnancy. At Atlantic Shared Beginnings, we believe the patient should choose her egg donor; not have one chosen for her. Once accepted into the program, recipients will be given access to available egg donor profiles and photos and can choose from the comfort of their own home.
Atlantic Shared Beginnings is so confident in this program that we offer a guarantee that you will have at least one blastocyst cryopreserved. Traditional egg donor programs are not only much more expensive, but they can be risky. There is no guarantee the eggs will fertilize or result in viable embryos. This guarantee is so strong that our patients can move forward with confidence knowing they will reach embryo transfer with at least one good-quality blastocyst. If a good quality blastocyst is not achieved, another cohort will be provided at no additional charge.
Embryos are created with eggs and sperm chosen by the patient. At Shared Beginnings, we value genetic ties and encourage recipients to use partner sperm or donor sperm of their choice. Donor eggs will be fertilized, and the embryos will culture in the laboratory for five or six days until they reach the blastocyst stage. The blastocysts will be frozen and stored in the laboratory. Patients may elect to start their Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists or have their embryos shipped to another clinic of their choice. Future treatments/ embryo transfers are not included under the Atlantic Shared Beginnings' program fees.
The fee to participate in the Shared Beginnings' Six-Fresh Donor Egg Program is $17,500. An initial non-refundable deposit of $600 will be due after the new patient consultation with a physician and will count towards the program fee. The remainder of the program fee is due when the recipient chooses and secures her egg donor for treatment. Some procedures are not included in the program fee and can be reviewed on this page as well as discussed during the initial consult with the program director.
We have program specific FAQs on the FAQs page. Click here for Program 2 FAQs.