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Donor Egg IVF

Who is a Candidate for Donor Egg IVF?

The quality of a woman's eggs can greatly affect her ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term; age is a major factor in a woman's fertility because of this decreasing egg quality. As reflected in the graph below, the natural process known as diminished ovarian reserve is the main reason pregnancy rates decline with age. According to the American Fertility Association, female fertility peaks around age 25 and begins to decline around age 27. By age 35, most women have a substantially decreased egg quality, which directly impacts the chances of conceiving with their own eggs.

Because there is no medication or therapy that will change poor-quality eggs into good-quality eggs, Donor Egg IVF is often prescribed as the most effective treatment for decreased ovarian reserve. It can be a wonderful option for those who have struggled with traditional IVF, had multiple miscarriages, or who are over 40 years old and trying to conceive.

There are many possible indications for Donor Egg IVF:

  • Age-Related Diminished Ovarian Reserve (poor egg quality)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure due to:
    1. Autoimmune disorder
    2. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
    3. Genetic causes
    4. Environmental causes
    5. Unexplained
  • Surgical menopause
  • Carrying a genetic mutation or disease
  • Natural menopause

When using donor eggs, the mother shares a biological connection with her child (pregnancy, delivery, breast-feeding), but not a genetic connection. (The DNA comes from the egg donor). Prior to the availability of Donor Egg IVF, patients facing the diagnosis of decreased ovarian reserve were advised that their only option was to adopt. Adoption remains a viable and loving option for many couples, but in the decades since Donor Egg IVF became available, adoption is no longer the only option.

Donor Egg IVF opens up a world of possibilities and new hope for couples who have struggled to conceive. In most cases it allows women who could not become pregnant with their own eggs to become pregnant very easily, whether they use fresh or frozen donor eggs.

If you are interested in using Donor Egg IVF to have a baby, GIVF can help you, just as we have helped thousands of satisfied patients to become parents.

  • Click here to learn more about how the process works.

  • To speak with one of our donor egg coordinators please call
    800.552.4363 or 703.698.7355.