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:
Carrying a genetic mutation or disease
- Autoimmune disorder
- Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Genetic causes
- Environmental causes
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.