Embryo donation can be considered as third-party reproduction. The phrase third-party reproduction refers to involving someone other than the intended parents. The embryo is created either from donor sperm or donor eggs. This is transferred to infertile patients to achieve a pregnancy after proper informed consent and detailed counselling.
Embryo donation is used or preferred mainly when the quality of embryos are either poor or absent. Usually, the embryo donation can be considered and recommended for women who have issues such as untreatable infertility, male partner infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and genetic disorders.
Compared to traditional adoption, embryo donation helps the recipient to experience pregnancy and control the pregnancy environment. Embryo donation is considered to be affordable as compared to other third-party reproduction methods.
Embryo donation and IVF process
A woman who plans to conceive a child with a donor embryo needs to be initially evaluated to confirm that she is physically able to proceed with the process.
The evaluation of the recipients is similar to that of patients who would undergo the IVF process. The doctor performs a complete assessment, provide required education, on-going support from the time of planning until the end for both the donor and recipient. The medical history of both partners is essential. The recipient undergoes a pelvic exam and an assessment of her uterus.
The test would differ for women aged 40 and above. A more thorough evaluation is performed, which includes heart function and the risk of pregnancy-related diseases.
At Fertile Solutions IVF and Research Center, the doctor and her team provide the appropriate treatment for couples for getting a positive pregnancy.
The Fertile Solutions IVF and Research Center has the highest success rates for embryo donationAuthored By : DR RUCHI MALHOTRA, DGO DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology