The IVF with Egg Donation program with the use of donor eggs is highly effective – up to 75%. This high rate is achieved through the use of healthy donor eggs.
Egg donation is anonymous in clinics. However, at “Happiness For You”, you have a chance to find a suitable candidate for you as we have our own egg donor database. Our candidates provide personal and medical information and their pictures. If the couple decides to use donated eggs, they can browse the egg donors online.
Our coordinator will contact the donor to confirm participation in this IVF program. There are quite strict requirements regarding the health status of the egg donor. Candidates should be perfectly healthy and without bad habits.
We check our potential egg donors in the clinic where the couple will undergo IVF treatment. Our requirements for candidates: the age of the woman-donor should be in the range of 18-32. The donor should have no genetic diseases. Physically and emotionally healthy. No smoking or drinking alcohol.
- In which case it is recommended to use an IVF with donor eggs?
- How IVF with egg donation program in Cyprus work?
- How we can help?
In which case it is recommended to use an IVF with donor eggs?
Sometimes doctors are forced to diagnose the absence of healthy, fit-for-fertilization eggs in the body of a woman who wants to become a mother. Obstacles to a successful pregnancy with genetically native children can be, for example, hereditary diseases. In such cases, as well as in some other ones, it is recommended to resort to IVF using donor eggs.
In traditional IVF, the patient takes fertility medications to increase egg production in her ovaries. Moreover, the eggs are extracted using an ultrasound-guided needle once they are fully developed. The eggs are retrieved and put in a petri dish with sperm cells in the hopes that some of the eggs will fertilize. Besides, the resulting embryos can then be implanted into the mother’s uterus, placed into the uterus of a gestational carrier, or frozen for use in a future cycle.
If, however, the intended mother’s ovaries aren’t able to produce enough eggs for standard IVF, what then? Or what if the intended mother has no ovaries at all? What happens if a gay couple wants to start a family?
In all such cases, IVF with egg donation in Cyprus might then be suggested. Here are some scenarios where egg donor IVF may be necessary or advised.
- Infertility due to aging (most often for women age 40 or older)
• A single male with a surrogate mother in Georgia
• Having a child with a gestational carrier as a gay male couple
• Genetic disease risk on the side of the female partner
• Decreased ovarian reserves (indicated by very high FSH levels or a low antral follicle count)
• Ovarian insufficiency that is primary (also known as premature ovarian failure)
• After-cancer care (if the ovaries or eggs were damaged or removed)
• Repeatedly postponed IVF cycles because of inadequate or weak ovarian response
• Repeated IVF failures without explanation
• Woman with a congenital anomaly who was born without ovaries
How IVF with egg donation program in Cyprus work?
Here is a short and straightforward explanation of how the IVF with egg donation program in Cyprus works. The following explanation makes the simple assumption that a heterosexual couple will conceive a child using the male partner’s own sperm and that the female partner will carry the child.
The intended parents consult a psychologist or counselor after a reproductive endocrinologist determines that egg donor IVF would be the best choice for a couple. They discuss the psychological advantages and disadvantages of egg donor IVF and determine whether this is the best course of action for them.
Finding an egg donor
Finding an egg donor in Cyprus is the next step after the intended parents have been cleared by the fertility specialist and a therapist. That said, a lot of thought and time must be put into the search for an egg donor. On this step, you might work for months.
You’ll need to take care of a number of legal and financial issues once you’ve found and chosen a donor—and once they’re available for your cycle (there might be a waiting period)—and once they’re available.
Signing the contract
A contract must be signed between the intended parents and egg donor in Cyprus before the cycle can begin. Besides, a family reproductive law specialist has written and/or reviewed this contract. It’s possible that your clinic or agency will allow you to “share” a lawyer. Although this is generally less expensive, you should retain your own legal counsel.
You will begin the actual egg donor IVF cycle once all the legal and financial matters have been resolved and the intended mother and donor have passed any fertility screening and testing necessary for treatment to start.
Syncing the menstruation cycle
It will be necessary to synchronize the menstrual cycles of the egg donor in Georgia and the intended mother. This will ensure that the intended mother’s uterus is physiologically prepared to receive an embryo when the donor’s fertilized eggs are ready for embryo transfer. Moreover, this entails using birth control pills and, frequently, injectable reproductive-suppressing hormones.
Kick starting the IVF cycle
The actual treatment cycle will start once both the egg donor in Cyprus and the intended mother start their periods. Injectable fertility medications will be administered to the donor to promote egg production. Besides, her cycle will closely resemble a typical IVF cycle while omitting the embryo transfer.
In order to keep the donor and the intended mother in sync, the intended mother will administer injections to herself that are intended to suppress the reproductive system. Additionally, she will take estrogen supplements. That way, the uterus will receive a signal from the estrogen to produce a healthy lining.
The donor will receive an injection of hCG once it appears that the eggs in their ovaries are prepared. The trigger shot is another name for this. The final stage of egg maturation will begin. The expectant mother will begin supplementing her progesterone around this time. This aids in preparing the uterus for the embryo, much like estrogen does.
Egg Retrieval process
For egg retrieval, the donor will visit the fertility center, and using an ultrasound-guided needle, eggs are retrieved by a fertility expert. The donor’s active participation in the cycle ends after the egg retrieval is finished.
Moreover, she will receive instructions for aftercare at home after the egg retrieval as well as advice on what to do if she thinks she might be developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
During the same egg donation in Georgia, the intended father will give a sample of his semen on the day of the egg retrieval. The sample may have been prepared and frozen earlier in some circumstances. However, it’s typically carried out on the actual day of the egg retrieval.
The intended father’s sperm cells will be combined with the donor eggs that were retrieved. Once the embryo is developed, further procedures related to egg donation in Cyprus would kick start. The intended mother will visit the fertility center for an embryo transfer after three to five days.
Moreover, the intended mother’s uterus will receive one to two healthy-looking embryos. Besides, any extra embryos will be cryopreserved, or frozen, for another cycle. The expectant mother will keep taking progesterone supplements during the same process. Besides, the intended mother will perform a pregnancy test ten days after the embryo transfer to determine whether the cycle was successful.
How we can help?
At Happiness for You, we have partnered with some of the best IVF clinics and egg donor agencies in Cyprus and Georgia to bring you the best possible treatment and services. Contact one of our coordinators today for further information.