Egg donation

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  1. Alwaystrying

    Alwaystrying Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I am new to this and was wondering if anyone could give me some advise?

    We have been TTC for 2 years coming up now and have been to see fertility specialist and was told I have low egg quality, so basically with IVf I have around a 25% chance of it working, however I have looked into egg donation and with this my chances increase to around 50%.

    I obviously would like it to be my eggs that were used, just not sure I could go through the emotional and finciancial upset.

    Has anyone got any success stories or advice on egg donation please?

    Thanking you in advance.
     
  2. Munz

    Munz Well-Known Member

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    Hi firstly welcome to PF... I didn't want to read and run, unfortunately I have no advice to give u but I'm sure someone on here will have. So sorry I know I've not been much use, I'm sure you'll find the answer your looking for :) xx
     
  3. kirstymichelle

    kirstymichelle Well-Known Member

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    Hiya i have no advice but wanted to say that if i have to have IVF then i will donor some of my eggs , i think i get half and the other lady gets helf my eggs. However she will cover most of the costs of IVF and my fee will be reduced.

    I thought long and hard about doing this , thinking that they would be similar to me etc but then i have struggled to get pregnant and its been 2 years . I have 1 more cycle of clomid then a review to discuss IVF . I would want someone to donor to me if i had low egg or no eggs . I think the baby would be mine anyway. I would have grown it , nourished it and brought it into the world. x FX everyting works out for you x x x
     
  4. Emma.b

    Emma.b Well-Known Member

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    hi

    i have no advise to give really other than to say i have looked into egg sharing and i've not ruled it out. I'm just starting out with my specialist and what he says will depend on what route i take. Unfortunately i have suspected pcos so not sure how that would work out. But the way i see it is even if you got an egg from a donnor the baby would still be all yours....after all you have to do all the hard work right?!? :)
     
  5. LouiseB

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    To be honest, i think that the success rates that you have been given are pretty distorted.

    They imply that you have 50% chance of success based solely on the egg quality and it doesn't work like that.

    There are a million and one different factors involved in a successful IVF cycle.

    The biggest issue with poor quality eggs is the tough outer shell of the eggs that can make it harder for sperm to penetrate so by having ICSI instead, you can overcome that.

    You might have a higher incidence of eggs with poor genetic content, but you will probably receive more eggs if you used your own which will make up for that.

    Don't forget that most women who donate eggs are also having to go through IVF for a reason so who is to say that their eggs are any better than yours anyway?

    I'd say it's always worth a go with your own eggs for your own biological child, at least once xx
     
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  6. Alwaystrying

    Alwaystrying Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for the info. Off to see the specialist again on the 8th so will talk through all my options again then xx
     
  7. Tara1985

    Tara1985 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any advice either but wanted to say hi and good luck on your journey. You'll find a bunch of lovely supportive ladies here xx
     

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