Embryo Donor Treatment

Embryo Donor Treatment

Trying to start a family for a long time? Not just happening? Embryo donor treatment can be a successful option to conceive.

oocyte or embryo donation from an individual is an effective treatment for age-related infertility. The pregnancy rates of such treatments are comparatively higher than the ones obtained from IVF or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. In the IVF practice, few of the patients create an extra embryo than needed. These extra eggs are frozen so that they can be used later. The patients on successful completion are given the option to either donate the embryos or discard the remains.

Embryo adoption is a great family building option for every selected couple where a woman faces a premature ovarian failure or to a man suffering from gamete production.

Types of Embryo Transfer for Treatment

Most of the embryo donation clinics have all types of embryo donor transfer suitable for the treatment. Few of the options available for the embryo donation process includes:

  • Frozen embryo transfer – For frozen embryo donation, any healthy embryos which were not used during the IVF process are stored for future use. These are defrosted and transferred to the uterus for attaining pregnancy.
  • New embryo transfer – Once eggs are fertilized; they are cultured for 1-2 days. Amongst them, the best one is selected for the embryo donation process.
  • Assisted Hatching (AH) - The process of assisted hatching weakens the outer layer of the embryos before transferred to the uterus. It does not improve pregnancy implantation rates who have recently transferred fresh embryos. Embryo donor profiles note that women recently implanted with frozen embryos do receive benefit from assisted hatching transfer.
  • Blastocyst embryo transfer - After fertilization, if received several healthy embryos, it’s common for the fertility center to wait and see the development of the embryos to blastocyst. According to the research, blastocyst embryo transfer has higher chances of attaining success than an ordinary donor egg embryo transfer.

Recommendation for Embryo Donor Treatment

Infertility treatment with donated embryos is a unique treatment offered by Vatsalya. The child born after embryo donation holds no genetic connection with the donor. Embryo donor IVF treatment is suggested to female including:

  • Ovulation disorder – In case the ovulation is infrequent, fewer eggs are available for successful fertilization.
  • Endometriosis – When the tissue grows outside the uterus, this can affect the female reproductive system.
  • Genetic disorders – Diabetics or any associated health issues are known to prevent pregnancy from occurring.
  • Uterine fibroids – These are small tumors found in the walls of the uterus. They can hinder an egg’s ability and prevent pregnancy.
  • Damage of fallopian tube – The tubes are the passageway for the embryos to travel and reach the uterus. If damaged, it’s difficult for it to get a fertilized egg.

Donor embryo transfer procedure

Before the process, the doctor shall select the best eggs for the transfer procedure.  Several methods exist to aid the selection method. Metabolomic profiling is one the popular method to pick the most beneficial eggs. These eggs are then fertilized inside the lab and left to culture for a day or two. If several good embryos develop, a suitable one is used for the embryo treatment while the rest are frozen for future use.

The embryo transfer process includes inserting the speculum into the female vagina to keep the vaginal walls open. For accuracy ultrasound is used, the doctor than shall pass a catheter through the cervix and womb. Through the tube, embryos are transferred into the womb.

The entire process is pain-free and requires minimum sedatives. Women may feel discomfort while inserting speculum or while performing an ultrasound. Whereas the children born as donor embryo babies are healthy like natural children and holds no medical issues.

Associated risks with donation embryo transfer

The risk related to embryo donation and treatment is extremely low. These minimum risks are mostly acquainted with increased hormonal stimulation which is only caused due to blockage in blood vessels or blood clots.

Few female may experience bleeding, changes in vaginal discharge, complications from anesthesia and infections. The risk of miscarriage remains the same as natural conceptions.

The greatest risk of embryo transfer is the occurrence of multiple pregnancies. This happens when multiple separate embryos are attached to the uterus. This increases the chance of stillbirth and disabilities in children born through IVF with donor embryo.

Donor embryo success stories

In most of the donor embryo transfer, only one fertilized embryo is processed to the uterus, while few of the other experts believe that two fertilized embryos enhance the chances of pregnancy. Donor egg transfer success rates vary on female’s age and outlook. Women under the age of 35 have an excellent chance of embracing pregnancy with a single embryo, with a minimum risk of multiple births.

However, if a woman’s chance for pregnancy is low, doctors may adapt heavy load transfer (HLT) technique, in which three embryos are transferred to the uterus. To achieve embryo donation success rates HLT is recommended to patients with lower pregnancy outlook.

Simultaneously, IVF donor embryo success rates alter with frozen embryos and fresh embryos. Embryo treatment using frozen embryos holds a 19 percent pregnancy rate, while fresh embryos have 25 percent donor embryo success rates.

The study also shows that, frozen embryos taken for donor embryo transfer can be used for additional embryo transfers unlike the fresh embryos.  If fertility experts see a very thin chance of pregnancy, they may consider using frozen embryos.

Donor egg embryo transfer success rates can highly depend upon the causes of infertility, genetic disorders or patients medical background.

Associated embryo donation cost

Choosing donated embryo transfer can be a cost-effective method, while the cost of embryo donation treatment to a recipient couple is considerably less than the conventional IVF. It is a reliable method and opportunity to experience the joy of pregnancy.

Looking for embryo donation clinics near me? Well, Vatsalya, has extensive experience in assisting the families through its embryo donor treatment. We comply with every required regulatory rule for the embryo transfer, embryo donation and treatment process when offering fertility treatment in Nepal. However, we do not provide donor treatment service to women beyond 51-years of age, or after menopause or to someone whose health needs to be compromised for attaining pregnancy.

Hence, the average cost of embryo adoption depends upon the patients’ age, medical requirements and the total number of the process needed for the embryo treatment. For embryo donor transfer or consultation service contact us!

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