Conceiving With Donor Eggs/ Donor IVF Cycle

Conceiving With Donor Eggs/ Donor IVF Cycle

As infertility doctors utilize every possible chance to facilitate parenthood or motherhood, a rise in donor services has been witnessed since 2013. Almost every IVF Centre in India offers donor services, but less is known about the voluminous questions that linger in 90% of donor candidates. With less openly conducted in OPD sections and part of the dilemma involved in donor IVF cycles illustrated in movies, we take this opportunity to understand the entire process of donor IVF cycle and also answer crucial questions pertaining to the procedure;

What is Donor IVF Cycle?

In a normal IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), a woman undergoes ovarian stimulation, a process intended to provide viable eggs for the fertilization process. However, with the donor IVF cycle, a woman must solicit eggs from another woman, either from an acquaintance or opt for eggs from an IVF centre, from a donor who may remain anonymous. Commonly candidates for donor IVF cycle have previously experienced numerous failed IVF cycles.

Who Goes in for the Donor IVF Cycle?

Although a number of women choose to try IVF alone without opting for donor eggs, studies indicate that an extensive checkup can directly lead to donor eggs, something which can reduce IVF or infertility treatment cost. Common factors that may require a woman to opt for donor eggs include;

  • Premature Ovarian Failure

  • Age (40 and above)

  • Unexplained Infertility

  • A decreased ovarian reserve

  • High chances of transmitting any disease to the fetus

  • Low AMH count ‘Anti-Mullerian Hormone’

  • Multiple failed IVF cycles

  • Miscarriages

What are my chances of conceiving with Donor Eggs?

As earlier mentioned, the demand for donor eggs and generally donor services is increasing annually. With an effective preparation, ‘endometrial receptability’, and ‘window of implantation’ a woman’s chances of conception are increased by 7% or more. According to a study conducted in 2013, donor eggs have improved IVF success rates by 15%, making it one of the best conception approaches in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology).

What to Expect During the Donor IVF Cycle?

The donor IVF cycle isn’t that dissimilar with the actual IVF cycle, except the fact that a third party ‘donor’ is introduced. As a couple, you will have to foot related clinical charges for which the donor is entitled to ovarian stimulation. This happens in case fresh eggs are to be used, but a woman can also utilize frozen eggs in case desired.

The recipient of the eggs (intended mother) will also be prepared to carry the fetus once fertilization is concluded in the laboratory. Although one may have numerous questions pertaining the use of donor eggs, the approach offers an opportunity to bond with your child, unlike surrogacy. Also, using donor eggs is a common approach to becoming a mother or a parent today.

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