The Egg Donation Procedure
The Egg Donation procedure is when a donor woman donates one to up to 15 eggs to a woman who is unable to conceive a baby. This is called In Vitro Fertilization. The actual fertilization of the eggs is done in the laboratory and then they are placed in the recipient’s womb.
Egg Donors are first screened by a Egg Donation Clinic or a Doctor who specialized in Egg Donation. One the donor has been accepted the doctor works with the donor and obtains consent from her to provide eggs for a recipient.
Once approved and accepted, the donor will then undergo IVF stimulation therapy prior to the egg retrieval procedure. After the eggs have been retrieved, the eggs (ova), are then fertilized with sperm that has been donated by a sperm donor, this is usually a potential male parent, (husband or partner of the recipient, unless they choose a independent sperm donor), this part is done in the laboratory.
After several days the doctor will choose the best embryo(s) resulting from the number of eggs that were fertilized.
The recipient will be prepared beforehand and the embryo will then be transferred into her womb; this will be the person who has requested to undertake the procedure and will carry the baby to full term, deliver and keep the baby.