Egg donation also known as egg implant is a treatment method for women who can’t get pregnant with their eggs or whose body can’t produce eggs due to the reason for menopause. This method of treatment is processed with the use of healthy, high fertilized eggs from another young female. The collected eggs from the young woman will be fertilized with the sperm taken from the father candidate. After the transplant process of the sperm and egg has taken place the quality embryos will be transferred into the mother candidate’s womb.
The Criteria when chosen Egg Donors
• Egg donors are women aged 21-30 years old who have no health issues.
• Giving birth to a healthy child before is important when selecting a donor.
• The donor has been asked questions about family history. Example: any mental issues etc.
• No genetic issues should exist in their family history.
When choosing the egg donor for the mother candidate, there are essential steps that are taken. It is very vital that the right donor is selected so it is made sure that the same blood type, skin, eye, hair colour also the physic of the donor matches the mother candidate.
The menstrual cycle has to be synchronized to match the donor; the mother candidate and the donor will start their medical preparation according to their cycles. With the assistance of a qualified doctor, the donor will foresee egg quality enhancer injections; the mother candidate will also foresee estrogen treatment. Estrogen treatment is a vital aspect when transferring embryos into the mother candidates’ womb because it thickens the layers of the womb and assists to hold on to the eggs once it has been planted onto womb.
Once the donors’ eggs have come to an appropriate size the eggs are collected. While the donor's eggs are being collected the father candidate’s sperm are collected and the treatment begins. Also, the mother candidate will begin to use progesterone gel. Once the father candidate has given his sperm sample, on the 3rd or 5th day 2 or 3 quality fertilized embryos will be transferred into the mother candidates’ womb. After the embryos have been transferred into the mother candidate’s womb, the mother candidate will foresee medical treatments (estrogen and progesterone). A pregnancy test will be needed to be done 12 days after the transfer of the embryos.
The success rate of egg donation is approximately 75%, which is the result of high-quality egg selection. The rate of miscarriage with egg donation and healthy pregnancy is both at the same level begin 10%.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:18 | Category: Egg Donation