At PRC, we are proud to offer highly effective solutions for potential parents who have struggled with fertility challenges. If you have attempted repeated in vitro fertilization (IVF) in conjunction with other treatments like intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with no success, egg donor IVF could be an excellent option.
Egg donor IVF is a multi-step reproductive treatment with generally high success rates. It involves retrieving an egg from a third-party donor, fertilizing the egg using sperm from either the male co-parent or a donor, and then implanting the resulting embryo into the potential parent’s uterus or that of a gestational carrier.
While infertility due to advanced age or ovarian failure are some of the most common reasons potential parents might opt for egg donor IVF, there are numerous circumstances where the procedure might be the best possible option for conception. These include:
- Family building for members of the LGBTQ community
- Risk of passing down a harmful genetic trait
- Premature menopause
When is Egg Donor IVF Used?
Egg donor IVF is recommended when the intended parent cannot produce mature eggs or does not wish to use her eggs to produce a child. Many potential parents feel that physical participation in the pregnancy and delivery is a critical bonding period. Some parents believe it provides an emotional connection to the child they would later regret not having had.
However, potential parents also have the option of using a gestational carrier or surrogate. Couples where both partners were assigned male at birth generally use egg donor IVF in addition to surrogacy.
What are the Benefits of Egg Donor IVF?
One of the main benefits of egg donor IVF is that it offers couples who have experienced multiple IVF failures the opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy. They can elect to undergo cryopreservation and attempt future pregnancies if they decide they want additional children. Potential parents also have flexibility; they can start or continue building their families on their optimal timelines.
Is Egg Donor IVF Right for Me?
Potential parents must consider using donor eggs very carefully. While same-sex couples have likely thought about different family-building solutions involving donors, couples that had counted on conceiving their biological child might struggle with an infertility diagnosis.
Discussing your feelings with a qualified counselor will help you address any concerns with parenting a child that isn’t your biological offspring. You might also want to also take certain issues into account, such as your plan for future disclosures to your child and whether you are comfortable using anonymous or non-anonymous donors, as well as other issues that might be unique to your circumstances. The ideal candidates for egg donor IVF will be prepared to face challenges related to non-biologic parenthood.
At PRC, we support potential parents through the entire egg donor IVF process. We have decades of experience guiding a diverse population of parents through their fertility treatment options, helping them make the best decisions for their lifestyles, fertility obstacles, and family goals.
If you believe egg donor IVF offers you the best chance of creating a loving family, the team at PRC would be honored to help you along your journey. For parents requiring surrogacy, we can connect you to a trusted surrogacy service partner.