In the beginning of infertility treatment, your doctor might suggest you Assisted Reproduction Techniques such as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Generally if you are a young lady below 30 years of age, you might be successful with IVF with your own eggs. However, this is not so simple for all!
There can be few couples whom fertility specialist might suggest using an egg donor IVF to improve the success rate of their IVF cycle. Your doctor will do scans (antral follicular scan) blood tests (AMH) to evaluate your egg reservoirs before suggesting you an egg donor. If your fertility specialist feels you have markedly less chances of success with your own eggs, he/she might end up suggesting an Donor IVF Cycle for you. The exact process remains same as IVF, only instead of Intended Parents ovum, a young and healthy donor provides genetic material for fertilization and resulting embryos are placed in Intended Mother uterus, in hope of pregnancy.
You might be a candidate for donor eggs if you have any of these conditions:
- Premature ovarian failure, a condition in which menopause has started much earlier than usual, typically before age 40
- Diminished ovarian reserve, meaning that the eggs that you have are of low quality; this can often be caused by age, because fertility drops off steeply after 40.
- Genetically transmitted diseases that could be passed on to your child.
- A previous history of failure with IVF, especially when your doctor thinks that the quality of your eggs may be the problem.
Although opting a donor IVF option can be a very difficult and emotional turmoil for any couple, but the use of donor eggs is becoming more common, especially among women over 40. If you see bright side, a baby who is half genetically link with parent is better than no baby or adopted baby. It goes without saying that nine-months of pregnancy and subsequent baby birth surely going to give female partner same emotional experience as she could have felt with her own baby. This technique surely gives the highest success rate of all fertility procedures and nowadays widely practiced.