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Everything You Need To Know – Donor Egg IVF

Everything You Need To Know – Donor Egg IVF

If in vitro fertilisation or other methods fail to help a couple, they may want to try using donated eggs. Infertile women can bear a child and give birth with the help of donor eggs and, in rare cases, donor embryos. In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about donor egg IVF.

 If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a candidate for donor eggs:

  • Premature ovarian failure, which occurs when menopause begins significantly earlier than usual, usually before the age of 40.
  • Reduced ovarian reserve, which means the eggs you have are of poor quality; this is frequently caused by age, as fertility declines sharply beyond the age of 40.
  • Diseases that are genetically transmitted and can be passed down to your children
  • A history of IVF failure, particularly if your doctor suspects that the quality of your eggs is the issue.

Donor eggs are becoming more popular, particularly among women over 40.

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How To Find An Egg Donor?

Although most egg donations are anonymous for donor egg IVF, some couples desire to know who their egg donor is and to take legal measures to contract for egg donation. If the donor knows the parents, he or she may prefer to get updates or even request visits once the kid is born.

Even if the donor is a close friend or relative, an egg donor contract that explicitly spells out the terms of any future relationship should always be employed.

Ask your fertility clinic if they have any suitable donors who have already been screened if you wish to use donor eggs for donor egg IVF. You may opt to find an egg donor through one of the many egg donation agencies and registries because some clinics have large waiting lists.

Finding a donor on your own can be a better option than going via a crowded clinic, but there is a significant disadvantage: you will have to interview the donor yourself rather than having them screened and evaluated by a professional. It’s also critical to screen donors for genetic abnormalities and infections like HIV.

How Does Egg Donor IVF Happen?

The egg donation and implantation procedures in donor egg IVF are comparable to those used in normal IVF. Following a thorough examination, the woman receiving the donor egg will require a series of hormone treatments in order to prepare for the fertilised egg/embryo. If they still have functioning ovaries, oestrogen and progesterone medications will be required to align their cycle with the donor’s.

In the meantime, the donor will be given hormones to stimulate superovulation. The eggs will be extracted and fertilised with the spouse’s sperm whenever they are ready. The embryo or embryos are put in the recipient’s uterus a few days later. They will take hormones for another 10 weeks after that.

Donor eggs can be kept for later use, although frozen eggs have a reduced success rate.

Legal Rights

When infertile couples use egg donors, there are a slew of legal difficulties that might arise. The egg donor contract should specify clearly that the donor relinquishes all parental rights in perpetuity and that any children born from given eggs are the legal children of the prospective parents.

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