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Donor Oocytes

For some women with markedly reduced ovarian reserve, low egg quality and prior unsuccessful fertility treatments, consideration for donor oocytes enables them to achieve pregnancy and complete their family. Psychological studies indicated that families where donor eggs where used function as normal as other families.

Most commonly an anonymous donor is used. Sometimes a known donor e.g. sister is used. She will undergo ovarian stimulation followed by oocyte retrieval and fertilization using partner or donor sperm. One or two embryos are transferred to your uterus after preparation of its lining using estrogen and progesterone. The rest of embryos, if any, are frozen.

We extensively screen your donor prior to starting the process to minimize the chance for transmission of genetic or infectious disease and maximize the yield of good quality embryos.

“AT NEW YORK CITY IVF WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR SAFETY, YOUR BABY’S HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR DONOR.”

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You and your partner are encouraged to speak to a reproductive psychologist before proceeding. You are also screened for infectious diseases and your partner undergoes a sperm analysis. Your uterine cavity is tested for any abnormalities.

Moreover a ‘prep’ cycle is conducted prior to the actual cycle to make sure your uterine lining develops to a receptive thickness and pattern.

For the majority of families, egg donation is very satisfying because of its high success rates (65% live birth per cycle and much higher if frozen embryos are taken into account). In addition it helps men and women to experience the blessing parenthood in a relatively short period of time.

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