Donor Egg IVF Treatment
As infertility is a very common problem now, reproductive medicine and embryology have been developing rapidly to help offer couples various solutions. One of these solutions is IVF through donor eggs. This treatment method is similar to a usual IVF procedure, but with the use of a donor egg. This is an option available for couples in which the woman herself will carry and give birth to a baby, as well as couples who have applied for a surrogacy program.
What is IVF with donor eggs and who is it for?
IVF with donor eggs is a form of fertility treatment in which a third party’s egg (not taken from the potential mother) is used for fertilization. During this procedure, the donor egg is inseminated in a laboratory. Then, the embryo will be transferred to the woman’s uterus.
This means that the potential mother will not be genetically associated with the child.
Below you will find the main cases who opt for IVF using donor eggs:
- A woman over the age of 40.
- A single male who wants to be a father.
- A same-sex male couple who have dreams of parenthood.
- Higher risk of genetic disease on the female partner’s side.
- A woman who has no ovaries, or ovarian insufficiency.
- A woman who has gone through post-cancer treatment that impacts ovarian function.
- Low ovarian reserves.
- Repeated canceled IVF treatment due to poor ovarian response.
- Repeated in vitro fertilization failure.
Why Choose Us?
High level of expertise, and the best equipment
Affordable donor egg IVF cost
A large base of egg and sperm donors
Excellent environmental conditions
IVF with Donor Eggs Flow
An IVF treatment with donor eggs includes the following stages:
1. Consultation with the doctor & pre-treatment screening
At this stage, you discuss the cost of donor egg IVF, and your doctor describes all of the necessary procedures. You will need to take blood tests, undergo fertility testing, and various other screenings. The surrogate mother will also need to be examined. At this stage, you will sign a contract with the surrogate mother as well.
2. Choosing your egg donor
You will choose the right candidate from our extensive database of donors. An egg donor could also be someone you know. Donor preference is given to women between the ages of 21 and 34. A donor candidate must provide her medical history, as well undergo laboratory testing to determine the state of her health.
3. Preparation of frozen or fresh eggs
For preparing frozen eggs, the eggs are simply thawed. With fresh eggs, a female donor must undergo ovarian stimulation, meaning that ovulation is triggered with the use of medication, after which several eggs are retrieved for an IVF with egg donor procedure.
4. Insemination of donor eggs and fertilization
Insemination is performed using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The first signs of fertilization can be observed 16-18 hours after this procedure.
5. Embryo culture
After the insemination of a donor egg, an embryo will grow in the laboratory under the supervision of an embryologist. This stage usually takes two to five days.
6. Embryo transfer
Approximately 3–5 days after fertilization, the embryo is transferred to the woman’s uterus. For this purpose, a small catheter is used. If the procedure is performed without egg freezing, the donor’s cycle and the woman to whom the embryo transfer is performed should coincide. This is necessary in order for the surrogate mother’s uterus to be ready for implantation. This condition does not have to be observed when frozen eggs are used. In one cycle of IVF through donor egg only 1-2 embryos are inserted. The remaining embryos are frozen and preserved for future procedures.
7. Pregnancy test
After about two weeks, our specialists check to see if the woman got pregnant. In the case of a positive result, she will receive all necessary recommendations from her doctors and will be monitored for the entire period of pregnancy. In the case of a negative result, the IVF cycle will be repeated, impacting the cost of IVF with donor eggs.
Success rates of IVF with donor eggs
The performance rate of an IVF procedure with a donor egg is much higher than that without the use of donor services. The success rate of this service does not depend on the age of the woman, and the most important factor is the quality of the egg. The results are quite similar: 67% of women with fresh eggs and 50% of patients with frozen eggs end up pregnant.
Donor egg IVF cost
The cost of this procedure depends on the use of fresh or frozen donor eggs. It also depends on whether you chose the donor yourself or used an anonymous donor from the database. As egg donors receive compensation for their help, this adds to the price. On average, the cost of the donor egg IVF cycle ranges from $20,000 to $38,000. If the procedure is unsuccessful and the result is negative, the second cycle is paid for separately.
At the Start Your Surrogacy clinic, you can receive a donor egg IVF procedure for half of the cost. This is due to the lower cost of medical services in Georgia. At the same time, you will receive high-quality medical services and have the opportunity to visit a beautiful country with very good environmental conditions. A surrogate mother will carry your child in a healthy environment, consuming organic products.