Risks associated with egg donations are similar to as in IVF (in vitro fertilization) embryo transfer. Also, there are 20-25% chances that this kind of pregnancy carries multiples.
However, the favourable chances for a woman getting pregnant via donor eggs are 48% keeping in mind the ‘age’ factor.
A female less than 35 years has around a 55-60% chance of getting pregnant via donor eggs, while those who are older than 35 years have a success rate of 40-45%.
What is the fertility Egg Donation process?
Egg donation, also termed as oocyte donation, is a fertility procedure for a woman to get pregnant who might not be able to get pregnant using her eggs. Somehow, in rare cases, women choose to get pregnant.
Who is a candidate for Egg Donor IVF?
Most women opt for egg donor when they have diminished egg quality. Anyhow, there are some other conditions when women have to opt for donor eggs and they are:
Early menopause: It is a stage which has become quite common nowadays. However, you can conclude to a ‘menopause’ decision until you have gone without a period for a year. Nevertheless, if your ovaries release eggs, you still have chances to get pregnant as menopause doesn’t happen overnight. If this doesn’t even work, then egg donation is one of the options left.
Premature ovarian failure: If a woman doesn’t have menstrual periods for three months in a row and isn’t pregnant, then it could be premature ovarian failure. It mostly happens at the age of 40; however, it can happen early as well. When the woman’s ovaries lose its normal functionality, then egg donation is the hope.
Genetics/family medical history: There is no treatment when pregnancy failure happens in the family. In such cases, miracles can occur in the form of natural pregnancy by following the doctor’s advice or egg donor.
Hormonal Imbalance: There are many reasons responsible for hormonal imbalance in a woman which can often lead to early menopause, pregnancy failure, etc. In such cases, when no treatment works, then the egg donation might work.
Age: When the woman is 40 years or above, then her chances of getting pregnant reduce due to poor egg quality, lesser number of eggs released, etc. Therefore, she may have to adopt the egg donation method.
How many eggs are usually retrieved during egg donation?
Well, this topic is still highly discussed and more of debate.
While many fertility specialists prefer to remove as many eggs during the retrieval process. It may lead to new chances if the first attempt fails. On the other hand, some experts believe that implanting not more than four embryos per IVF cycle give optimal results and reduces the risk of multiple pregnancies and other related complications.
Also, implanting four embryos will lead to at least a single successful pregnancy. However, there may be events when all of the four embryos yield fruitful results. You need to discuss your consent with the specialist.
The implantation also depends on the ‘Age’ factor, such as:
34 years or less: 1-2 embryos
Between 35-37 years: 2-3 embryos
38-40 embryos: 3-4 years
Therefore, it is concluded, when a woman is 34 years old, then there are chances that she might get pregnant by implanting one to two embryos and when she ages, the specialist has to transfer three to four embryos for optimal results.
How much does IVF with Donor Eggs Cost in India?
IVF with Donor Eggs cost in India is around USD 4500 to USD 6000. It requires no hospitalization. Somehow, the wife has to stay in India for about 28 days, while the husband can go back to his country of origin seven days after sperm donation.
When a woman starts with her IVF cycle, she has to refrain herself from smoking, drinking, acupuncture, medication, lifting heavy objects and heavy exercises. Also, the pregnancy blood test is conducted 14 days post the egg retrieval process followed by an ultrasound to ensure an ongoing successful pregnancy. Once the heartbeat session is successful, the patient is referred to a renowned gynaecologist for the remaining period of pregnancy.