Egg Donation

What is Egg Donation?

Difficulties with ovulation are the most frequent cause of infertility in women. IVF clinics in Mexico pride themselves as pioneers in the science of reproductive treatments. Egg donation in Mexico involves the surgical removal of eggs from a donor, in vitro fertilization (IVF) of a donated egg, and transfer of the resulting embryo to the recipient’s uterus.

Many doctors attribute their success with IVF egg donation treatment to the cutting edge fertility technology of Mexico clinics and the modernized health care system. Egg donation Mexico provides the most ideal conditions for both egg donors and intended parents. Clinics in Mexico offer the up most commitment in providing the highest degree of compassion and skilled care to recipients and egg donors alike.

The cost of IVF egg donation in Mexico is significantly lower than the US and Canada because of Mexico’s efficient and cost-effective health care system which allows millions of couples and singles to visit each year for IVF treatments.

What is an Egg Donor?

An egg donor defines a woman who makes available one or multiple eggs to an individual or couple for the resolve of conceiving a child.

Good Candidates for Egg Donation

Once a patient is referred to a fertility specialist, both partners are tested to determine the cause of infertility. If there are poor quality ovaries or eggs, early menopause, unexplained and repeated miscarriages, multiple failed IVF cycles, non-functional reproductive organs or a hereditary genetic disorder, egg donation can help intended parents experience the joys of pregnancy.

Conditions include ovarian failure due to radiation or chemotherapy treatments for malignancies, a history of surgical removal of the ovaries, or compromised ovulation function-commonly related to age.

Donor eggs are also required for same sex male parents in the case of third party reproduction and gay surrogacy.

Egg Donation Procedure- Step by Step

Step 1 – Egg Production

In an IVF cycle, your egg donor will be given fertility medications over the course of 7-10 days to stimulate the production of multiple eggs. During this time, her progress will be evaluated by the IVF clinic including frequent blood tests and ultrasounds to ensure the eggs are developing according to plan. Once the eggs and hormone levels have reached optimal levels, your donor will receive a hormone injection to bring the eggs to final maturity; the last step in preparation for retrieval.

Step 2 – Preparing Your Uterus for Implantation

Since the embryos will be transferred to you, it is important to coordinate cycles between you and your donor. While the donor is going through the egg production method, you are given hormones that will prepare your uterus to receive the embryos and support a pregnancy. A simulated or mock embryo transfer will take place prior to the cycle to measure the angle and depth of your cervix and uterus and the thickness of your uterine lining. This mock process is necessary to ensure the actual embryo transfer in Mexico happens effortlessly.

Step 3 – Egg Retrieval

Around 36 hours after the hormone injection, your donor will undergo egg retrieval in Mexico. Using a hollow, ultrasound guided needle, the eggs are gently removed from the fluid-filled (follicular) sacs on the ovaries. This is called follicular aspiration. The egg donor experiences little or no discomfort during this procedure.

Step 4 – Fertilization

As the eggs are retrieved they are immediately sent to expert embryologists in an IVF laboratory setting where they are identified and prepared for fertilization. The eggs are combined with your partner’s sperm or sperm donation for fertilization to take place. After fertilization and over the next three to five days cell division takes place; the fertilized eggs are now called embryos.

Step 5 – Embryo Transfer

On the day of embryo transfer in Mexico, three to five days after egg retrieval, the embryologist sends the final embryology report to the doctor. The embryos (typically one or two) are loaded into a needle thin catheter and transferred through the cervix into your uterus. If cryopreservation (embryo freezing) is to take place, it will occur at this point.

Step 6 – Pregnancy Test

Two weeks after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test will be done. If you are pregnant, you should expect a normal pregnancy, unless advised otherwise.

Risks and Side Effects for Egg Donors

Egg donation carries the same risks as in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer and there is a 20-25% chance that the pregnancy will involve multiples. Pregnancies from donor eggs carry the same 3-5% risk of birth defect as natural pregnancy.

The medications involved may have side-effects. Some women experience hot flashes, feelings of depression, headaches, and sleeplessness.

In rare cases, donors may experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome which involves a painful swelling of the ovaries. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and shortness of breath. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which is rare condition, typically occurs in less than 5% of Egg Donors. Severe cases of this syndrome may result in damage to the Egg Donor’s ovaries.

Cryopreservation with Egg Donation

Inducing ovulation often produces more eggs than are needed for one IVF cycle. All eggs that fertilize can be frozen and stored for future use with oocyte cryopreservation in Mexico.

Success Rates with Egg Donation

The success rate of IVF with egg donation varies depending upon age of eggs, retrieval process, quality of the donated sperm and the overall health of the women involved. In most cases, younger eggs are selected to increase the probability of success.

How do we find an IVF Center for Egg Donation?

Egg and sperm donation is legal in Mexico and there are a number of clinics offering this treatment. Donors are thoroughly examined to ensure that they are suitable to donate and do not carry any diseases.

Choosing an IVF clinic for egg donation conscripts a dynamic decision foremost to a successful pregnancy. Where do I start? What IVF clinic is right for me?

IVF clinics in Mexico will dedicate careful time and energy into your IVF journey.

For more details on the individual clinics offering egg donation in Mexico, go to IVF clinics in Mexico.

Can Scarring in my Uterus prevent successful Egg Collection?

During the IVF process one of the most important aspects is channeled by egg collection taking place successfully. However, it is not automatically to be assumed that the presence of scarring makes it impossible to successfully collect the eggs.

The IVF doctor in Mexico needs to be able to see the follicles in order to place the needle correctly and collect them. With the aid of ultrasound and surgical methods this is as technically advanced as ever.

What happens if I ovulate before the egg collection?

The date of the egg collection is determined after enough follicles have developed and reached the desired size. The team of doctors, nurses and embryologists follow your cycle to find the exact date. There is a very small chance of ovulating before the egg collection. If this should occur, the cycle would have to be repeated.

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