Egg quality has remained one of the major determinants of successful IVF. Egg quality diminishes over age 35 and significantly declines over the age of 39, yielding a low chance of successful pregnancy in an otherwise healthy woman capable of carrying a pregnancy. Egg donation allows a couple to experience a significant increase in their rate of pregnancy with ability to experience a pregnancy and delivery.
In accordance with the ICMR guidelines, our donor egg program involves anonymous egg donors only. The egg donor is given fertility medications to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Hormone replacement is used to synchronize the recipient to the egg donor cycle. Just prior to ovulation, using standard IVF techniques, the eggs are retrieved from the donor’s ovaries and fertilized with sperm of the recipient couple.
There ends the brief but important role of the donor. In the IVF lab, the donor’s eggs are mixed with the sperm of the father to be. Up to four embryos are transferred to the infertile woman’s uterus, two to three days later. Hormone support is administered for the first couple of months to maintain the pregnancy. A pregnant recipient of donor egg IVF has a reduced rate of miscarriage or Down’s Syndrome.
Donor Egg IVF was initially developed to treat women with premature ovarian failure, women who didn’t have any eggs and couldn’t become pregnant. The applications of this new technology have greatly expanded. Donor Egg IVF is now used for women who are carriers of genetic diseases, women who have had multiple failed cycles of IVF, women with impaired ovarian function, or for older healthy women. This treatment also heightens the chance of pregnancy for women whose attempts at IVF have revealed a poor response to fertility medications, or eggs that did not fertilize well or form viable embryos.
Rotunda Fertility Clinic is proud to announce its comprehensive egg donation program utilizing the team approach. Donors are thoroughly screened both medically and psychologically in the effort to assess whether they meet the stringent guidelines established by the professional staff.
Recipients are interviewed and counseled regarding the medical and psychosocial implications of the process.
The old tradition of donation is based on anonymity, secrecy and non-disclosure. We have developed a program that offers only anonymous donors.