What You Should Know About Fertility Egg Donation

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Various women that are unable to conceive naturally and really want a child will turn to fertility egg donation. Egg quality that has deteriorated in woman that are older is a more common reason as to why couples as well as single woman will decided on an egg donation solution. The quality of eggs in women will decrease as she begins to age and will decline significantly from the age of 37.

Fertility egg donation is used more commonly by the following:

•A couple whereby the woman has either no eggs or the eggs are of a poorer quality but still want a child that is biological with the use of the man’s sperm.

•A woman who does not have any ovaries but still has a uterus that is intact.

•A woman that has genetic factors they she does not want to risk passing onto her baby.

•Woman who have passed the age of 39.

The very first of the known pregnancies that was achieved with a fertility egg donation occurred in the year 1984. To date over 10,000 babies were born successfully across the globe with the use of donated eggs.

The Process

The eggs known as oocytes are retrieved surgically from young and healthy woman typically between the ages of 21 and 30 years who are in their reproductive-prime as well as old enough that they have provided consent. The egg donors will first undergo medical and psychological screening that includes their medical history and their workup. On average the donors are paid anything from $7,000 to $20,000.

This is then followed by the donor receiving hormonal injections in order to induce the ovulation of many eggs opposed to a single egg that a woman releases naturally every month. A surgeon then removes these eggs surgically from the ovaries of the donor. The laboratory will then go about fertilizing these eggs in the laboratory (in vitro) using the sperm from the recipient’s partner or in some cases donated sperm. The fertilized embryos will then be placed into the uterus of the recipient. If the process is successful one or more of these embryos will then attach themselves to the recipient’s uterine lining which will result in the development of a baby.

Success Rates

Success is dependent on various factors that include the donor, the age of the eggs, process, retrieval and the semen quality and the overall health of the recipient. As with any of the 3rd party reproduction process types, the recipients are advised to seek counseling for emotional concerns as well as experienced attorneys in order to protect the child’s and the recipients rights.