You may have tried for months or years to get pregnant on your own. You may consider egg donation if you are struggling to get pregnant. Through IVF process a donor’s eggs are fertilized with your partner’s sperm (or donor sperm) and the embryos are transferred to your uterus for implantation and pregnancy.
Reasons for using Donor Eggs
Age of the mother’s eggs:
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, they won’t make any new egg during their life. Many of them delay in starting a family. They are not realizing the facts that they may have difficulty in getting pregnant as they get older. As women get older their eggs are also ageing with them. After crossing the age of 40, their eggs become less likely to be successfully fertilized and produce a healthy embryo. Using donor eggs from a younger woman for IVF has a high success rate to get pregnant and have a healthy baby compare to the women over the age group 40.
Various health-related issues:
Women who have had radiation or chemotherapy for cancer treatment, whose ovaries have been removed, or have premature menopause, may not be able to produce eggs. In these cases, if the uterus is still intact they may be able to get pregnant with the help of donor eggs. If a woman knows she is carrying a serious genetic disease and the only way to avoid this disease to pass to a child, she may choose to use donated eggs.
A same-sex couple can get the feeling of parenthood through donor eggs. IVF is the process which makes this possible for them.
How Does IVF With Donor Eggs Work?
IVF with donor eggs involves many of the similar kind of process as IVF with a female partner’s own eggs. With the help of fertility drugs, the egg donor’s ovaries are stimulated to produce a number of mature eggs. These eggs are then retrieved. All these eggs are then fertilized in the laboratory with the male partner’s sperm. Simultaneously, the woman who will carry the baby is treated with estrogen and progesterone to get her cycle in line with the donors. When the embryos are ready, one or two are transferred to the carrier or birth mother. After all successful steps, the embryo implants in her uterus and grows over time into a baby.
Nowadays, frozen egg banks have become more popular. If these frozen eggs are used then the egg recipient doesn’t have to have her similar cycle with the donor’s cycle because the eggs have already been retrieved. In this process, fewer fertility drugs are needed and it may shorten the time required for the cycle which leads to less cost required of the cycle.
At Nirmiti Clinic, our dedicated team of highly experienced fertility experts can help you to complete the family of your dreams, with the latest in technologies that are customized just for you.