IVF with egg donor
IVF treatment involves the fertilization of an egg outside the body. The treatment can be performed either using own eggs and sperm or using donated eggs and sperms. IVF treatment isalso used in the case of unexplained infertility.
All IVF treatments begin with a course of hormone therapy to stimulate the development of several follicles in the ovary. These are collected as eggs, which are then fertilized in a test-tube are used in the IVF treatment. The fertilized egg called an embryo, is surgically implanted into the woman’s womb one cycle of IVF takes between four and seven weeks.
Donor Egg IVF opens up a world of possibilities for a woman who has feel difficulty to conceiving a child. It gives theopportunity toa woman who is infertile, to become pregnant very easily, whether they use fresh or frozen donor eggs.
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Before choosing the egg donor some information related to donor collected by the donor agencies or banks which include physical characteristics (height, weight, hair color and type, body build, and blood type), ethnic background, educational record, occupation, special interests, audio interviews, childhood photos, and current photos.
Donor’s hormone profile taken to ensure that there should be no difficulty in stimulating egg production. All donors go through screening checks to ensure they are not carrying infections, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, cytomegalovirus (CMV), syphilis.
The choice of theegg donor is always made by the donor egg recipient. Most egg donors are between 21 and 34 years old and have had medical and genetic screening. There is some legal agreement has been signed between both the donor and recipient. A legally binding contract is helpful for donors and parents who want to stay in touch after a child is born.
Sometimes donor eggs are stored by the donor bank or agencies. These frozen eggs are also used in the infertility treatment. Frozen eggs are anattractive and alternative way for IVF treatment because these eggs are easily available and more affordable.
These donated eggs are used in IVF treatment. The donated eggs are fertilized with partner’s sperm. Egg donation is a 3-5 week process for most of the egg donors. The donor needs to come to the clinic for the checkups so that doctors can make sure that the donor is recovering properly after donation.
Success Rate of getting pregnant using donated eggs
There is an average 25– 40% success rate for each treatment cycle using donor eggs. This is slightly increased if the eggs come from someone aged 35 or under.