Egg-Donor-Program-NEWLIFE India Clinic


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New Life India IVF & Fertility Clinic offers Indian, Caucasian and Asian Egg donation program is especially designed for women unable to conceive using their own donor eggs.

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Egg-Donor-Program-NEWLIFE India Clinic

  1. 1. Helping couples create their family Egg donation program is especially designed for women unable to conceive using their own eggs. Program provides an opportunity to several infertile women to experience a pregnancy and to bear a child. This fact sheet about egg donation has been written to help potential egg donors considering the option of donating their eggs and the patient considering the donated eggs for treatment. There are various reasons why some women may only be able to bear a child using donated eggs by other women. The decision of using donated eggs or to become a donor is a complex one with lifelong implications. Reasons that a woman might need donor’s egg include:       Her own eggs are failing to fertilize or are unable to sustain ongoing pregnancy Undergone a premature menopause or ovarian failure Ovarian failure due to chemotherapy treatment for cancer High chance of passing on a serious genetic conditions Born without ovaries Undergone repeatedly unsuccessful on the IVF program Who can be a known egg (oocyte) donor? Those who:        Are ideally between 25 and 40 years of age Are aware of risk associated with the program Are not at a high risk of genetic infectious disease Will complete a genetic and medical health questionnaire Are prepared to undertake screening tests for genetic diseases and undergo for a counseling session Have good health with no medical history If married or in a relationship, the partner must consent to the donation
  2. 2. It is essential that you are completely comfortable with the treatment and decide to go with it only on a fully informed basis. What does the testing/ screening process involve? The donor is tested for infectious diseases including HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Hepatitis B&C. Basic screening involve hormone and pelvic ultrasound testing which is typically conducted on the 3rd or 4th day of menstrual cycle. If you cleared to proceed past your basic screening, another entire process includes a physical assessment, psychological testing, reviews of your personal and family medical psychological histories, and lab work. NEW LIFE INDIA Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi +91 - 965 - 039 - 9770
  3. 3. Becoming an Egg Donor Medical Consultation You and your partner will be asked to attend a medical consultation with the fertility specialist in which whole medical procedure will be explained and all relevant medical details will be analysed. Sometimes to check the normality of the ovaries and uterus, a vginal ultrasound examination is performed. Screening Tests Screening process is necessary prior to treatment. You will need to get the blood tests completed including HIV (AIDS), Syphilis, Cystic Fibrosis, Blood Group, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) 1+2, Hepatitis B&C, Cytomegalovirus and Karyotype. In some cases, your partner also need to perform some screening test. Treatment Information Session Prior to commencing treatment you will need to attend this session where a coordinator will inform you about medications, cycle treatment, side effects and also discuss the day to day requirements throughout a treatment cycle. In addition you will asked to fill consent forms and signed. Counselling Session This counselling session is mandatory to attend for women and their partners considering donating eggs. It provides the opportunity to discuss treatment openly and freely. Also allow couples to raise issues including individual concerns, current life situation and relationship difficulties that may affect their experience of treatment. Final Review The coordinator and fertility specialist will do a final review before commencing the treatment on the counselling reports, consent forms and blood tests to ensure everything is fine and ready to begin the treatment. Treatment Before and during the treatment, a healthy lifestyle is recommended including a sensible approach to diet, exercise and alcohol. Eat balanced healthy diet with adequate amount of protien, fibre and carbohydrate. Need to stop smoking and alcohol prior to treatment. The date of treatment commencement will be informed by the coordinator.
  4. 4. To Begin Treatment Cycle Donor Recipient Plan pre- IVF cycle plan with the coordinator on Day 1 of cycle Once your donor has phoned with her period, your coordinator will contact you. You also need to keep record of your cycle. A session to discuss and plan all medications that will be required Medication will be prescribed for synchronising cycle. A session to discuss plan and process. A blood test to ensure that the medication is working. Also an appointment with the nurse to teach how to do injections Blood tests to plan start of treatment cycle. Planned vaginal ultrasound for monitoring with minimum of one blood test To confirm endometrial ultrasound is performed. 36 hours prior to Egg Collection, trigger (injection) is given Progesterone commences after 12 hours of donor trigger. Egg collection procedure is done usually in day under light anesthetic Your male partner will be required to provide semen sample (discuss any concerns with the coordinator if any). Your donor will be having egg collection on the same day and may need your support. You will keep in contact with your nurse for over 2 weeks following the process. Expect your menstrual period in approximately 10 days For fertilization process, you will be contacted the following day. Counselling appointment and medical review Fresh embryo transfer between 3-5 days and any excess embryo will be frozen for cryopreservation. thickness, vaginal As advised continue your medications. DO NOT STOP any medication until unless discussed with the doctor. 16 days after egg collection, pregnancy test is performed.
  5. 5. Chances that a Donor Egg Cycle will result in Pregnancy The success of egg donor program depends on several factors but is not considered to be related to the age of the recipient. However it is directly related to the donor’s age and the number and the quality of the donated eggs. The average birth rate per embryo transfer for all egg donor programs is around 55%. Risks & Side effects Anyone undergoing the procedure should be aware of the possible side- effects of medications used. Minor symptoms which subside with the treatment cessation include swelling of the abdomen, tiredness, breast soreness and nausea. Women considering donating oocyte should be aware of the risks associated with the process, out of which some are comparable with the risks of elective surgery. Discuss all issues with your treating specialist. NEW LIFE INDIA Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi +91 - 965 - 039 - 9770