What is egg donation, and how successful could it be for helping you conceive?
If you have been trying for some time and investigations into infertility have identified a problem with your eggs, you might consider egg donation.The need for egg donation when you’re trying to conceive can happen for a number of reasons:
With egg donation, eggs from a donor are fertilised with your partner’s sperm in a laboratory dish and the resulting embryos are transferred (or implanted) to your uterus.
The downside to egg donation is that unless it is a friend or relative who is donating her eggs, there are very long waiting lists because of the shortage of people willing to donate eggs.
Counselling is often offered when you’re going through egg donation.
Egg donation has a success rate of between 25 and 40%.
I have thought of egg donation before, but as mentioned above the horror stories have delayed me making a choice. I am currently overdue with my 3rd and final child, and would like to make a decision soon after the birth so that I can donate if I decide to and then possibly look at a long term birth control method. I would welcome any details of your experiences, and that of husbads / partners, as my husband is worried how it will impact me emotionally, thus him and our children...
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