What is Donor Egg IVF?
Donor Egg IVF is a fertility treatment which uses a donated egg or oocyte. The donor may be someone known to you, or an anonymous donor. The egg donor goes through the IVF process and has her eggs retrieved. These eggs are then fertilized with your partner’s sperm or donor sperm, and good quality embryos are transferred into your uterus.
Who should consider Donor Egg IVF?
Donor Egg IVF is a fertility treatment that can be used for women who have a healthy uterus, but who either have no eggs (women with early menopause or history of surgical removal) or eggs that haven’t responded to fertility medications or IVF in the past (women with diminished ovarian reserve).
What are the steps in the Donor Egg IVF process?
- Infectious disease testing for you and your partner
- Confirmation of Rubella and Varicella immunity
- Thyroid function testing
- Genetic testing if indicated
- Women over 40: mammogram
- Women over 45: ECG, cholesterol testing, diabetes screening
- Maternal Fetal Medicine consult
- Semen analysis for your partner
- Psychological consultation
- Saline-infusion sonogram
Selection of an egg donor
- At Northeastern Reproductive Medicine, we screen healthy young women age 21-32 to identify appropriate egg donors with the best chances of success.
- You then work with the nursing team to identify a donor who is a good match for you.
- Occasionally, individuals or a couple will have a known egg donor they wish to utilize. That donor will be screened by NRM’s fertility doctors to determine if this donor offers you the best chances at conception.
Coordination of your cycle with the egg donor and preparation of your uterus
- Birth control pills
- Lupron for cycle down-regulation
- Baseline ultrasound with blood draw to confirm cycle readiness; trial embryo transfer
- Estrogen for uterine lining preparation
- Ultrasound to monitor the uterine response to estrogen
Why Choose NRM?
- Our brand-new, state of the art facility serves patients in need of fertility services extending throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Quebec. Our wide geographic range, yet central location, allows us access to a larger pool of egg donors.
- Treatment by an experienced team of board-certified physicians and a qualified and compassionate nursing staff.
- Therapy occurs in a peaceful and comfortable environment with convenient parking and easy access to appointments and facilities.
When you are ready, the next step is to schedule a consultation where you will meet with one of our fertility experts to develop a personal plan designed to delivery the family of your dreams.