Application of IVF with Donor Eggs
Egg donation is a segment of fertility treatment utilized by women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs. In IVF with egg donation, eggs donated by the donor are used. The woman who donates her egg is known as the donor and the woman who receives the fertilized eggs is known as recipient.
Who is suitable for using a donor egg?
- Women that are unable to produce their own eggs for reasons such as age or untimely menopause.
- Women who have a low possibility of success utilizing their own eggs.
- Women who are diagnosed with fertility challenges.
- Women with eggs carrying a risk of hereditary disorder.
- Women with impaired ovaries due to some medical treatments such as cancer treatment.
What are the steps of IVF using a donor egg?
The process of egg donation and implantation is similar to conventional IVF treatment. After a thorough examination, the woman receiving the donor egg will need a course of hormonal medications to set her for fertilized egg (embryo).
If her ovaries are functional, she’ll need progesterone and estrogen treatments in order to make her cycle concur precisely with the donor.
Further, the donor is also treated with hormones to induce superovulation. When she is ready, the eggs are recovered and treated with the husband’s sperm.
After a few days, embryos are implanted in the recipient’s uterus and then she will continue on hormones for about 10 weeks.