Are You Considering Donor Egg Treatment?

29th December 2016

Hearing that your ovarian reserve is diminished does not mean that the hope of being a mother is gone. “To have a baby requires a sperm, an egg, and a uterus. And if one of those isn’t available it doesn’t mean that you can’t have children,” states Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D. of Shady Grove Fertility’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offices. “So for men with no sperm, there’s an opportunity to use a sperm donor. Or for women who can’t carry a pregnancy, there’s an opportunity to use a gestational carrier—to carry the pregnancy for you. And finally, for women with a severely diminished ovarian reserve, an egg donor may be the best choice, where the egg is selected, by you, through our anonymous database,” adds Sasson.

Dr. Sasson explains the basics of using donor eggs and donor sperm.

Donor egg treatment allows women to become mothers even if they are unable to use their own eggs.  For many couples, donor egg treatment can seem overwhelming, but at Shady Grove Fertility it is a streamlined and affordable process.

How does donor egg treatment work?

You will have the opportunity to select your fully screened and anonymous egg donor from our diverse database. Once matched with an egg donor, your menstrual cycles are synced. While you are preparing your uterine lining for implantation, your donor will complete the first portion of an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle, where her eggs are retrieved. Those eggs are then fertilised with your partner’s sperm (or donor sperm) and once the embryos reach blastocyst stage (day 5 or 6), one or more embryos are transferred into your uterus.

Shady Grove Fertility is the leading provider of donor egg treatment in America recording over 4,000 births to date, including 550 to UK patients alone. This level of proven success has allowed SGF to make the process streamlined for our UK patients with only two quick trips to America required.

Is donor egg treatment affordable?

Yes.  Shady Grove Fertility has two exclusive programmes to make treatment affordable and successful. Our Shared Risk 100% Refund Programme guarantees a 100 percent refund if you don’t take home a baby. Eighty-four percent of UK patients enrolled in our Shared Risk Programme take home a baby, and those who don’t receive a complete refund (some exclusions apply) to pursue other family building options, should they choose.

Our Shared Donor Egg Programme allows donated eggs to be shared with up to three patients, reducing the cost without compromising success. The Shared Donor Egg Programme can reduce the cost of treatment by half and when used in tandem with our Shared Risk Programme, patients are able to feel confident in moving forward with their treatment options without additional financial risk.

If you have any questions about our Donor Egg Treatment Programme, get in touch with our team by calling 0208 003 0827 or emailing Amanda Segal, our International Patient Liaison, at [email protected]. Make the call that could change everything. Believe it’s possible with Shady Grove Fertility.


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