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Egg Donation

Our clinic has been successfully performing egg donation since 1999. Egg donation is usually recommended as a last resort of treatment for couples, but can also be useful to same-sex couples and single individuals wanting to become parents. 

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Is using donor eggs right for me?

There is no wrong way to have a child – whether you need donor tissue such as egg or sperm, a surrogate, IVF, or adoption. In the end, it’s your child and you just might need some help to get there. How you raise the child will ultimately be up to you. Your doctor may recommend using donor eggs for various reasons.

Menopause

Once you enter the menopausal stage of your life, your hormone levels have changed and you are a lot less fertile. It is possible to still carry a baby to term with the help of donor eggs. The doctor will evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for IVF with donor eggs.

Low ovarian reserve

For some women, the quality and quantity of their ovarian reserve decreases involuntarily and with age. Some are unable to carry a child with their own eggs but can still have a child with donor eggs.

Chemotherapy or removal of ovaries

In many cases when treating cancer, the treatment can damage the ovaries. Women with damaged or removed ovaries can often still carry child with the help of donor eggs. 

LGBT

In homosexual relationships, donor eggs are most often used to conceive a child and in some cases surrogacy is also needed. 

How does egg donation work?

Choose donor

An anonymous or known egg donor may be used. The donor is selected form an egg donor agency.

Donor assessment

The donor undergoes strict medical and psychological assessments before proceeding with the donation process.

Preparation for embryo transfer

The recipient undergoes preparation for the embryo transfer.

Donor IVF stimulation

The donor undergoes the same ovarian stimulation as is done in IVF.

Egg and sperm sample retrieval

On the same day that the eggs are retrieved from the donor, the sperm sample is collected from the recipient. The eggs are then fertilised with the sperm.

Embryo transfer

After 5 days of embryo development. The embryos are then transferred with IVF to the recipient.

Pregnancy test

Eight to ten days after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is taken. Once two pregnancy tests come back as positive, an appointment is booked for an ultrasound.

There is no wrong way to have a child – whether you need donor tissue such as egg or sperm, a surrogate, IVF, or adoption. In the end, it’s your child and you just might need some help to get there. How you raise the child will ultimately be up to you.

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