Donor Egg IVF

Explore more ways to build your family with Donor Egg IVF.

At Viera Fertility, we understand that the path to parenthood can be uniquely challenging for some individuals and couples. Our Donor Egg IVF program is designed to offer hope and a viable solution for those facing fertility obstacles, such as diminished ovarian reserve, genetic conditions, or unsuccessful IVF attempts, as well as offer a path forward for same-sex couples to build their families. We take a personalized and compassionate approach to Donor Egg IVF, guiding our patients through every step of the journey with expertise, support, and cutting-edge technology. 

What is the donor egg IVF process for traditional couples?

IVF with donor eggs offers a promising pathway to parenthood for couples navigating factors such as diminished ovarian reserve, genetic conditions, or recurrent IVF failures. Our comprehensive approach to IVF with donor eggs ensures that every couple receives individualized treatment plans, advanced donor screening, and dedicated support at every stage of the journey. For traditional heterosexual couples who are utilizing donor eggs in their IVF procedure, here is what to expect: 

Initial Consultation

The process begins with an initial consultation with a fertility specialist. During this appointment, the couple’s medical history, fertility challenges, and treatment options are discussed in detail. If donor egg IVF is deemed suitable, the couple moves forward with the evaluation process.

Donor Selection & Screening

The couple, with guidance from their fertility clinic, selects an egg donor. Donors undergo thorough screening, including medical history assessments, genetic testing, psychological evaluations, and infectious disease screenings to ensure donor suitability and minimize potential risks.

Synchronization of Cycles

Once a suitable donor is selected and screened, the donor’s menstrual cycle is synchronized with the recipient’s menstrual cycle. This synchronization is crucial for optimal timing of the IVF procedure.

Ovarian Stimulation for Recipient

The recipient undergoes ovarian stimulation using fertility medications to prepare her uterus for embryo implantation. This involves regular monitoring through ultrasound scans and blood tests to track follicle development and hormone levels.

Egg Retrieval from Donor

While the recipient’s ovaries are being stimulated, the egg donor undergoes ovarian stimulation as well. When the donor’s follicles are mature, a minor surgical procedure called egg retrieval is performed to collect the eggs. This procedure is usually done under sedation or anesthesia.

IVF Procedure & Embryo Transfer

Once the retrieved eggs are fertilized with the male partner’s sperm or donor sperm in the laboratory, the resulting embryos are cultured for several days to allow for development. During this time, the recipient undergoes ovarian stimulation using fertility medications to prepare her uterus for embryo transfer. After embryo culture, one or more viable embryos are selected for transfer into the recipient’s uterus. This minimally invasive procedure is performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate placement, offering the best chance of successful implantation and pregnancy.

Prenatal Care & Support

Upon confirmation of pregnancy, the recipient receives ongoing prenatal care and support from the fertility clinic or their obstetrician. This includes regular check-ups, ultrasound scans, and medical guidance throughout the pregnancy journey.

Birth and Parenthood

Upon successful pregnancy and delivery, the couple welcomes their new addition to the family. Our fertility clinic continues to provide postnatal care and support as needed, ensuring a smooth transition into parenthood.

What is the donor egg IVF process for same sex couples?

For same-sex male couples exploring parenthood, Viera Fertility offers comprehensive support and guidance throughout the third-party reproduction process. Our experienced team understands the unique needs and considerations involved in family building for gay couples and individuals. Here’s a detailed look at the steps in the fertility journey for gay men:

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with an initial consultation with one of our fertility specialists. During this consultation, we discuss your family-building goals, medical history, and explore available third-party reproduction options, including Donor Egg IVF and gestational surrogacy.

Donor Selection & Screening

If Donor Egg IVF is the chosen path, we assist you in selecting a donor from our extensive donor database. Donor selection involves considering factors such as physical traits, medical history, and personal preferences.

Sperm Collection & Analysis

For same sex male couples or individuals using their own sperm, we collect and analyze sperm samples to ensure viability and quality for fertilization. If donor sperm is chosen, we facilitate the selection and acquisition process from our trusted donor pool.

IVF Procedure

The IVF procedure involves fertilizing donor eggs with sperm in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Our team closely monitors the development of embryos and selects the healthiest ones for transfer.

Embryo Transfer

Once embryos have reached optimal development, they are transferred into the uterus of a gestational carrier or surrogate. This step is crucial for implantation and the start of a pregnancy.

Pregnancy Monitoring & Support

Throughout the pregnancy, our team provides comprehensive monitoring and support to ensure the health and well-being of both the surrogate (if applicable) and the developing baby. Regular check-ups, medical interventions, and emotional support are integral parts of this process.

Birth and Parenthood

Upon successful pregnancy and delivery, you welcome your new addition to the family. Our team continues to offer postnatal care and support as you transition into parenthood, providing resources and guidance for your parenting journey.

Discover how Viera Fertility can make your parenthood journey a reality through our comprehensive Donor Egg IVF services.The physicians and staff at Viera Fertility Center are here to help you in every way we can. We are committed to your success.