Treatment with Donor Eggs
What is IVF using donor eggs?
What are the advantages of ‘IVF using donor eggs’ with us?
Who should consider donor egg IVF?
What is the process of IVF with donor eggs?
Egg Donor Application
First, a doctor will assess the womb and the lining of the uterus. A doctor will then goes through your medical history and formulate a personalized treatment plan. You are then counselled about all the possible medical and psycho-social implications of the process.
Suppression and Ovarian Stimulation
Once you are comfortable with the procedure, the egg donor is matched according to your preferences. According to ICMR guidelines, the donor is anonymous. Medication will be given to you so as to match your cycle with the donor. The donor is also given medication for stimulating her ovaries.
Endometrial Development for the Recipient
An endometrium of 7 mm is required for a successful donor egg cycle. The recipient is given medication to achieve this thickness.
Egg Retrieval and Fertilization
Once the donor’s eggs have developed, a short office procedure is done to retrieve the eggs from her uterus. With the help of sedation, physicians will use aspiration needle to transvaginally retrieve the eggs from the donor. The eggs are then, fertilized with the sperm collected from the recipient. The embryos that are produced are incubated.
Normally, embryos are transferred on day 3 after egg retrieval. Sometimes, it can also be day 5. The checkup is done to make sure that the donor is recovering properly from ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval.
Recipients will have a pregnancy test done 2 weeks after the embryo transfer via a blood test to measure the levels of HCG in her blood.
Hormone support is provided during initial months of pregnancy to help maintain the pregnancy and reduce the rate of miscarriage or Down’s syndrome.