IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization. In Vitro is a Latin word that means "in glass" –in the field of medicine, this term refers to fertilization of eggs and sperm in a laboratory environment outside the body. IVF provides the ideal conditions for successful fertilization and growth of healthy embryos when natural pregnancy cannot be carried out for some reason. IVF has done wonders for many couples who find it difficult to conceive a baby. Egg Donor IVF is not a single procedure; it is a process that involves several different steps. These steps are the same steps taken during the standard IVF treatment.
The only difference is in the egg retrieval stage –where the egg is taken from a donor, not the women expecting pregnancy, and is fertilized with sperm in the lab. The embryos obtained are transferred to the uterus of the recipient just like in the IVF treatment. The most common egg donor sources include the fertility clinic, someone that the couple already know (a friend or family member), an egg donor agency, an egg bank (frozen eggs) or another fertile couple.
Who Is This For?
6 to 8 weeks
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Women may prefer to rest for 2-3 days after embryo transfer and stay away from activities, but at the end of this period it is good to go to work and continue normal activities.
Success Rate: 52%
How Does it Work?
Donor Egg In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that involves fertilizing a woman’s egg in the laboratory. If you are facing challenges conceiving a baby with your partner, Egg Donor IVF can help address infertility problems.
What Does an Egg Donor IVF Procedure Involve?
Once you have decided to undergo the procedure, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and your procedure will be customized so as to match your preferences, goals, as well as the clinics’ best practices. Below are the main stages involved during the Donor Egg IVF Procedure:
Once you settled all the legal and financial issues, and your donor and you have completed fertility testing and screening which are required, your egg donor IVF cycle may begin.
First of all, you, and your donor need to have your menstrual cycles put in sync. This way, when the donor’s fertilized eggs are ready for embryo transfer, your uterus will be physiologically ready to accept an embryo. Taking birth control pills and injectable hormones are used at this stage to suppress the reproductive system. Once the donor and you equalize your periods, the treatment cycle itself begins. Donor's cycle follows a conventional IVF cycle, skipping the embryo transfer.
There are 5 main steps in a donor egg IVF procedure. These are ovulation induction, donor egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer.
What Should I Expect from the Egg Donor IVF Procedure?
Are IVF Injections Painful?
For most patients, injections do not hurt, but they are not welcome, they are fast and do not cause problems because their discomfort ends within a few seconds.
Are Women Awake During Embryo Transfer?
Women are awake during embryo transfer which takes approximately 15 minutes and they are able to watch the procedure on the ultrasound monitor.
How Many Times Can I Donate Eggs?
Women may donate their eggs up to six times in their lifetime, according to the guidelines established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
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