Treatment with Donor Eggs

Being a mother is a desire of almost all women. Motherhood is the greatest feeling experienced by a woman. But, many women who dreamt of being a mother are not being able to fulfil it due to several reasons. Advancements in the medical field have enabled such women who are incapable of bearing a child to become pregnant.Egg donation is one of those procedures that enable a woman to bear a child.

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Egg donation is a process in which a fertile woman donates eggs to another woman who is not able to get pregnant using her own eggs. Women who do not produce eggs or who have diminished egg quality face difficulty to get pregnant.

Women with the following conditions are candidates for donor eggs:

  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Early menopause
  • Poor Egg quality
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Women above 40 years
  • Ovaries, that do not react to stimulation

Process for Egg Donor

Egg donation is also called oocyte donation. The egg donation process involves retrieving eggs from the donor and fertilizing it in the IVF laboratory using the partner's sperm. After 3 to 5 days of fertilization, the eggs grow into embryos and these embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient woman. If the whole process goes successfully, the recipient woman becomes a mother by carrying the baby in her womb for the full term of pregnancy and can experience the natural process of being a mother.

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Thousands of couples have become parents with the assistance of egg donation treatment. In the beginning, the decision of conceiving using donor eggs may put a couple in dilemma. In such situations, it is important to get the psychological support, which helps the couple to embrace the decision completely.

Success rate of pregnancy using donor eggs

The success rate depends on the age of eggs, retrieval process, quality of semen and the general health condition of the recipient. Almost 48% of the pregnancy cases using donor eggs have seen success. In most of the cases, young eggs are preferred.

Risks and side-effects of Egg Donation

The risks and side-effects in the egg donation process are relatively low. The procedures and medications used for donor egg process are as same as the IVF process and carry the same level of risk as in the IVF process.

  • It involves about 25% chances of multiple births.
  • It carries 3-5% of birth defect as in natural pregnancy.
  • Medications may cause side-effects like depression, headache, sleep disorders for a few women.
  • Other complications may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and shortness of breath.

A couple who is dreaming of a complete family but unable to pursue it can opt for donor egg treatment. Dr. Vivek Vijaykumar and his team help you to achieve the dream of bearing a child. His clinic provides the best care and treatment for infertility issues. For more details, contact Dr. Vivek Vijayakumar, Kochi, Kerala. Mail to : [email protected]

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