IVF WITH SPERM AND EGG DONOR
Eva Clinics put at your disposal not only the best experts but also the most complete and innovative treatments such as In Vitro Fertilisation/IVF with sperm and egg donor. It is a laboratory technique which deals with fertility problems and it consists of fertilizing the donor’s eggs with a donor’s sperm, both of them are anonymous.
WHAT IS IVF WITH SPERM AND EGG DONOR?
In Vitro Fertilisation is a treatment that can help you to get pregnant in a simple and safe way. Many women have already been successful in becoming mothers thanks to this technique, and you can be the next one.
IVF with sperm and egg donor is an assisted reproduction treatment which implies using the donor’s egg and the sperm from a sperm bank to perform the fertilisation which is performed in a laboratory. Once the egg is fertilized, it is then transferred to your uterus which was previously prepared.
Eva Clinics have developed The Pregnancy Success Study to establish the expected success percentage of the treatment for your concrete case. It is totally free and we will previously deliver it to you before starting the treatment in order to let you aware of the possibilities you have to achieve a successful pregnancy in every cycle.
FOR WHOM IVF WITH SPERM AND EGG DONOR IS INDICATED?
IVF with sperm and egg donor treatment is recommended in the following cases:
- Couples in which the woman has some ovarian problems or anomaly and the man has azoospermia (lack of sperm) or other sperm’s anomalies.
- Single women without a partner or with some ovarian problems who want to become a mother (sperm bank is used).
- Women with a female partner which are affected by some ovarian problems and want to become mothers (sperm bank is used).
PHASES OF TREATMENT
The phases of IVF with sperm and egg donor treatment phases are:
1. DONOR SELECTION
Donor’s selection is a very rigorous procedure perfectly regulated by law. Egg donors are subjected to a series of tests and a complete medical check-up to rule out important diseases that could affect your future baby. All donors have excellent physical and psychic characteristics.
On the other hand, EVA egg donor program ensures you the maximum phenotypic (physic) and immunological similarities with your donor. It is also important to point out that egg donors sign an informed consent in accordance with Spanish law in which guarantee that donation is anonymous and voluntary and they will not try to discover your or your future child’s identity at any time.
2. DONOR PREPARATION
Firstly is required to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the donor’s, and this can be performed with oral contraceptives.
On the other hand, the egg donor must submit herself to the same ovarian stimulation and follicular puncture procedure as the Conventional In Vitro Fertilisation treatment.
Ovarian stimulation: the donor’s controlled ovulation and the maturation of her oocytes are induced via medication within two weeks. The objective is to stimulate the female ovary to create different follicles and obtain more oocytes.
Follicular puncture: In the IVF with egg donor treatment, the egg of the donors are removed in the operating theatre with a little operation (10-15 minutes) named as puncture.
OBTAINING SEMEN SAMPLE
In the IVF with sperm and egg donor, the sperm sample can be obtained from a sperm bank and it contains a good quality sperm because donors must undergo rigorous check outs to rule out important diseases in order to make the donation process safe (sperm’s analysis, blood and urine tests, general examination, study of sexual transmitted disease and psychological exam). See information about sperm bank.
EMBRYO CULTURE AND FERTILISATION
Once the oocytes have been removed through the puncture we proceed to the oocytes’ insemination with the sperm obtained from the sperm bank. The next day we check if the union has given rise to the zygote.
PREPARATION OF THE EMBRYO RECIPIENT
To prepare your endometrium, you have to submit yourself to a simple treatment. It consists of hormones administration such as estrogens and progesterone by transcutaneous or oral way so that the endometrium or the inner mucosa of the uterus is found at its best condition during the transferring time of the embryos.
Embryo transfer is the last and decisive step of the process to obtain your pregnancy by In Vitro Fertilisation with sperm and egg donor. It’s a crucial phase of the treatment that is carried out approximately 72 hours after the follicular puncture.
Up to a maximum of two embryos are placed into the uterine cavity. The process is very simple even if it is performed in the operating room as the puncture procedure. Embryos are deposited in the uterus through a thin catheter which is made with a very adaptable material in order not to damage the walls of the uterine cavity and there is no need to be under sedation because it is a painless process.
After the embryo transfer you need to rest approximately half an hour. Then you can return to normal activities, always in moderation.
Surplus embryos of the process will be frozen to avoid repeating the ovarian stimulation process and follicular puncture, in case that you don’t get pregnant in the first IVF cycle.
PROCESS AFTER EMBRYO TRANSFER
Approximately two weeks after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy text is performed and two options are taking in consideration which are the following:
OPTION 1. You get pregnant
In Vitro Fertilisation with sperm and egg donor treatment has been successfully completed. Starting from this moment you can be discharged and keep you under gynaecological supervision by your usual gynaecologist or by Eva Clinics specialized gynaecologist, the choice is yours.
OPTION 2. You don’t get pregnant
When the cycle doesn’t finish with pregnancy, the most important thing is not to lose your hope and keep calm. The fact that you don’t get pregnant during the first In Vitro fertilisation cycle doesn’t mean that you can’t get it during the subsequent cycles. In light of these possibilities there are two options:
a. If you have frozen embryos we can make a Frozen embryo transfer, meaning, embryos which have been cryopreserved are transferred to the uterus like in the first In Vitro Fertilisation cycle. It is also good to mention that preparing the uterus to receive a frozen embryos transfer is much simpler because repeating the ovarian stimulation and the follicular puncture process will be not necessary.
b. If you don’t have frozen embryos we go ahead and try with a second cycle, starting In Vitro Fertilisation process again from zero.
How many IVF cycles can you do?
It is advisable to get up to three IVF cycles. Eva Clinics will guide you in the most appropriate way to perform the treatment. We will assess how the first cycle went and if the assessment is correct we advise you to repeat the In Vitro Fertilisation cycle.