Egg Donation Clinic Spain | Clinica Fertia Costa del Sol Spain
The following information describes what egg donation is and what to expect when it is offered as a viable treatment option at Clinica Fertia, which is an International Fertility Clinic, in Spain, on the Costa del Sol.
What Is Egg Donation?
Egg donation is when a donor provides eggs for the purposes of assisted reproduction. Donors who provide eggs (ova, oocytes) are very carefully screened.
The egg donor undergoes a hormonal treatment, as does the recipient.
Once the eggs have been retrieved the egg donor's part is over, and these eggs are then fertilised with the sperm of the recipient's spouse. Then the eggs are transferred into the uterine cavity of the recipient.
Our success rates for egg donation are higher to those for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Egg Donation Treatment is offered when:
- The ovaries do not produce eggs at all
- The quality of the eggs is too weak for fertilisation or development
Then egg donation is a viable option.
Some women are born with chromosome errors which cause problems in the ovaries; this is when the ovaries may be congenital.
Other women may experience problems with their ovaries later in life, which can be caused by age, endometriosis, premature menopause, chemotherapy etc.
Egg Donation - What To Expect
- The carefully screened donor undergoes a similar hormonal treatment as in IVF (in-vitro fertilisation).
- Fertility drugs are administered to stimulate the egg donor's ovaries to develop several mature eggs for fertilisation. In a normal cycle only one egg is released.
- Hormone injections that stimulate ovulation are given and the donor will be closely monitored by the doctor.
- By monitoring her blood hormone levels, the doctor can detect when her eggs are mature.
- An ultrasound scan confirms that the eggs are ready to be retrieved. The doctor will remove the eggs from her ovaries.
- After the eggs have been retrieved, they are fertilised with the sperm of the recipient's spouse.
- The fertilised eggs are then transferred into the uterine cavity of the recipient.
- The recipient also undergoes hormonal treatment, the purpose of which, in this case, is to prepare the uterus to receive the embryos.
- This hormonal treatment involves a combination of estrogene (tablets or patch) and progesterone (vaginal tablets) and normally continues through to the 10th week of pregnancy.
- The success rates with egg donation treatment are equal to those of in vitro fertilisation in general and the spare good quality embryos which are not transferred can be frozen.
The Clinica Fertia Fertility Clinic | Costa del Sol Spain
Clínica Fertia is a Fertility Clinic, which specialises in the research and treatment of female and male infertility. Individual and tailored programs are carried out in an efficient, yet caring, manner for each couple.
Specialist Scandinavian knowledge in the field of modern techniques to treat fertility is employed at our clinic. Ovulation induction, artificial insemination (including donor sperm), IVF, ICSI, embryo cryopreservation, blastocyst culture, embryo biopsy (for preimplantation diagnostics), embryo and egg vitrification.