Donor Eggs in Fertility Treatments

Donor Eggs in Fertility Treatments

Donor eggs are generally used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive a child. Around 70-80 % of women older than 45 years of age tries assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization and use donor eggs to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Egg donation is required for women who are unable to produce healthy eggs that can be fertilized. Egg donation is mainly helpful for women with the following conditions:

  1. Women who have primary ovary insufficiency
  2. Women who have had radiation therapy or chemotherapy
  3. Have undergone surgeries like salpingo-oophorectomy, unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
  4. Women who were born without ovaries
  5. Those who are carriers of genetic disorder
  6. Women who are infertile due to production of poor quality of eggs.
  7. History of failure with IVF.

Donor eggs or Donor embryos helps an infertile woman to become pregnant and give birth to a healthy child. The use of donor eggs is becoming very common these days, especially in women who are above 40 years of age.

How to Find an Egg Donor?

Mostly egg donations are anonymous, but in few cases the couples prefer to know the donors and have a legal contract. A legal contract comes into picture only when the donor wants to know about the child and keeps a relation with the family after the child birth.

You can ask any of your trustworthy friends or relatives to donate the eggs. Anonymous egg donors can also be considered for achieving pregnancy. Egg donors needs to be tested for genetic disorder or other chronic diseases that might get transferred to the baby. Extensive screening for egg donor is required and it includes the following:

  • Physical examination
  • Diagnostic test for genetic disorders
  • Medical history of diseases
  • Family history
  • Age

Egg Donation process

The process of egg donation is similar to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Egg donation is basically classified into five different phases namely:

  1. Initial screening

During the initial testing process, the donor needs to give blood samples for hormone tests and may have to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. Psychological screening is also required in few cases after the hormone tests.

  1. Medical screening

Medical screening mainly focuses on the genetic screening. Blood samples are taken during the screening process to test the samples for sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Apart from the chronic diseases the blood samples are tested for drug/nicotine testing.

  1. Legal screening

Egg donation is a legal process and both parties need to sign a legal contract to let the doctor’s start the stimulation treatment.

  1. Stimulation

Stimulation medications are required that will stimulate your ovaries and helps in producing a healthy egg. After stimulation hormonal therapy is required to match with the carrier or aspiring mother. You need frequent sessions to monitor the production of healthy eggs. Vaginal ultrasound examinations can be done that will help your doctor to monitor the growth of eggs in your ovaries.

  1. Egg retrieval

Egg retrieval process generally takes around 20-30 minutes. The eggs are aspirated through vaginal route with the help of an ultrasound guided needle. After the retrieval, 1-2 hours of time is required for postoperative recovery.

If you are looking for egg donor to achieve a healthy pregnancy, you can contact egg donation centers or fertility centers for more information. Egg donor cost in Hyderabad is very reasonable and this process of egg donation is useful for women who cannot produce mature healthy eggs.

You can consult the infertility specialist in Madhapur and infertility specialist in Gachibowli to treat any fertility related issues. Infertility treatment cost in Hyderabad is comparatively less and affordable from other cities.

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