Egg Donation Helps Hopeful Parents Realize Their Dreams
Some women find themselves in the difficult situation of not being able to use their own eggs to have a child. This can be a frustrating experience that leaves many women and couples uncertain how they will realize their dreams of becoming parents. The Fertility Institute wants you to know that we are here to help. With nearly forty years of experience in providing outstanding fertility services for women and men in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge communities, we can place you on the road to parenthood. Our doctors offer a variety of fertility treatments, including egg donation, to patients in the greater New Orleans area. If you are interested in our egg donation services, whether as a recipient, or to help someone start a family by donating your eggs, please contact us today to learn more. We have three area offices to serve you.
Conditions that Might Require Egg Donation
There are many reasons why a woman may not have eggs that will lead to a full-term pregnancy. Some conditions that can contribute to egg viability issues include:
- Prior radiation or chemotherapy treatments
- Previous ovarian surgery
- Genetic disorders, or a family history of genetic disorders
- Advanced maternal age
- Repeated failed IVF procedures
- Multiple miscarriages
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, you may need an egg donor to increase your chances of having a live birth.
Our Egg Donor Services
There are two different kinds of egg donor services: known and anonymous. At The Fertility Institute, we only perform known egg donations in which the donor is a friend or family member of the recipient. Eggs are donated through our Egg Sharing Program, which is a process that incorporates the initial stages of IVF, including egg stimulation and egg retrieval.
What Is the Egg Donation Process?
Egg donor candidates should be under the age of 35, and be in good health. The donor should expect to spend a few weeks undergoing egg stimulation treatments, which include injectable medications that promote multiple egg maturation. A minimum of 8 mature, or nearly mature eggs, should be developed for retrieval. The egg retrieval process itself is a very simple and minimally invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. The patient is placed under conscious sedation while an ultrasound guides a needle through the vagina to aspirate the eggs.
Some egg donors are already undergoing their own IVF treatment, and can choose to donate their extra eggs.
Our Success Rates with Egg Donation
Our egg donation live birth rates for 2012 total an impressive 43.3% success rate for all procedures.
|Donor Oocytes - (All Ages) for 2012||Thawed
|Number of Transfers||12||18|
|Percentage of Transfers Resulting in Live Births||4/12||9/18|
|Average Number of Embryos Transferred||2.2||2|
Contact Us to Learn More
If you or someone you know wants to become a parent, but cannot use their own eggs to conceive a child, please contact us today to learn more about our egg donation program. Using the most advanced techniques and technology, egg donation can help hopeful parents successfully conceive a child.