The joy of parenthood is a dream for many. However, not every couple is fortunate enough to become parents that easy. Some couples are infertile and may face trouble conceiving. Many reasons lead to infertility, and some of them are age, male factor fertility, PCOS, environmental factors and more. Infertility can be discouraging for couples who wish to begin a family.
With time, more and more infertile couples have considered in-vitro fertilization for carrying a pregnancy. But, when a couple cannot conceive using the female partner’s eggs for IVF, they have the option of donor eggs IVF. Same-sex couples who wish to experience the joy of parenting also use donor eggs.
Donor eggs or donor embryos help an infertile woman carry a baby. A process where a fertile woman donates an egg or oocyte to another woman and helps her become pregnant refers to as egg donation. Egg donation is a part of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology).
For egg donation, the donor needs to be given medicines that cause her to produce multiple eggs over a single donor egg cycle. Next, the eggs are removed from the donor by putting a needle that is attached to an ultrasound probe via the vaginal tissues. Then after, the eggs are carefully sucked from the ovaries.
Once the egg removal is done, eggs get examined by an embryologist. The sperm from the male partner is injected into each egg. And, this process is known as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Egg donation is becoming quite common now. Especially for women over 40 years of age, donor egg IVF is becoming quite popular. For the record, in 2018, more than 42% of all ART using fresh donor eggs led to birth. You may need donor eggs IVF if you have any of these medical problems:
The egg donation and implantation process are similar to the IVF treatment. The woman receiving the donor egg will require a hormone course to prepare her for the fertilizing egg. If the woman still has functioning ovaries, she will need estrogen and progesterone treatments to make their cycle overlap with donors.
On the other hand, the donor will also require to be treated with hormones to cause superovulation. Once ready, the eggs will be extracted and fertilized. After some days, the donor embryo transfer is done, and embryos are implanted in the recipient’s uterus. The donor will take hormones for 10 weeks after the implantation.
Even though donor eggs can be frozen for future use, the chances of success with frozen eggs are lower compared to the fresh cycle.
Egg donation is a quick process that has a higher success rate. The procedure is conducted under anaesthesia, and recovery is fast. This process is fairly safe.
If you have been suggested to undergo donor egg IVF, visit the best fertility clinic in Ahmedabad – Banker IVF. Under the expert guidance of Dr Manish Banker and his team, you will get the best treatment and be able to experience the joy of parenthood.
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