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Using donated eggs from a third-party donor to achieve pregnancy in individuals or couples who are unable to conceive with their own eggs.


Donor egg IVF, also known as donor oocyte IVF, is an assisted reproductive technology that involves using donated eggs from a third-party donor to achieve pregnancy in individuals or couples who are unable to conceive with their own eggs. Donor eggs are typically used when a woman has diminished ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age, genetic disorders, previous failed IVF cycles, or other medical conditions that affect egg quality or production.

Here is an overview of the donor egg IVF process:

  1. Donor Selection: The first step in donor egg IVF is the selection of a suitable egg donor. Donors are typically young, healthy women who undergo a thorough screening process that includes medical evaluations, genetic testing, infectious disease screening, psychological assessments, and sometimes counseling.

  2. Synchronization: Once a suitable donor is selected, the menstrual cycles of the donor and the recipient are synchronized using medications. This involves using hormonal medications to regulate the menstrual cycles of both the donor and the recipient to align the timing of egg retrieval and embryo transfer.

  3. Ovarian Stimulation and Egg Retrieval: The donor undergoes ovarian stimulation with fertility medications to produce multiple mature eggs. During this process, the donor is closely monitored through ultrasound scans and hormone blood tests. When the eggs are mature, they are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure called egg retrieval, which is similar to the process used in conventional IVF.

  4. Fertilization: After the egg retrieval, the donor’s eggs are fertilized with the partner’s or the recipient’s partner’s sperm in the laboratory. Fertilization can be achieved through conventional IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), depending on the specific circumstances.

  5. Embryo Development and Selection: The resulting embryos are cultured in the laboratory for several days to allow them to develop. The embryologists monitor the embryos’ development and select the highest-quality embryos for transfer into the recipient’s uterus. Excess embryos of good quality can be cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.

  6. Embryo Transfer: The selected embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterus through a thin catheter, guided by ultrasound imaging. The number of embryos transferred depends on various factors, including the recipient’s age, the quality of the embryos, and any legal or ethical considerations.

  7. Luteal Phase Support and Pregnancy Testing: Following the embryo transfer, the recipient may receive hormonal support, such as progesterone, to support the uterine lining and increase the chances of successful implantation. Approximately two weeks after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is conducted to determine if the procedure was successful.

Donor egg IVF provides individuals and couples with the opportunity to achieve pregnancy and have a biological connection to their child, even if they are unable to use their own eggs. It offers higher success rates compared to IVF using the woman’s own eggs, as donor eggs are typically from young, healthy donors.

It is important to work with a reputable fertility clinic or reproductive specialist experienced in donor egg IVF. They will guide you through the process, provide counseling and support, and help you navigate the legal and ethical considerations associated with donor egg IVF.


Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi


Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
It's a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
Very good consultation...and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
sonali manure
sonali manure
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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