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Introduction –

There are many procedures for treating infertility in males and females. Egg donation is one of the procedures in which a female having high fertility donates an oocyte, or egg, to another female to help her get pregnant. It is a part of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), commonly known as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Doctor Shwetha of Janisthaa IVF is one of the best IVF specialists in Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore also suggests her infertile patients with the procedures involved in egg donation and helps in a successful pregnancy.

Egg donors give the blessing of parenthood to deserving parents who cannot conceive naturally. It involves a female donor, the recipient, who gives her eggs to another female called the intended mother to help her get pregnant and have a healthy baby. But sometimes, there may be a surrogate who will carry the pregnancy for the parents undergoing this IVF treatment. This article caters to a step-by-step timeline for egg donors and surrogates.

What is Egg Donation in In-Vitro Fertilization?

The process of donating eggs to an infertile female patient is known as egg donation. It involves a female donor who donates her eggs to another female known as the intended mother in order to assist her in conceiving a child. Prior to egg donation, specialists such as ours Doctor Shwetha (Janisthaa), who is the best IVF specialists in Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore, suggest donor females to have medications that will cause them to develop multiple eggs in a single cycle. Experts remove the eggs from the donor by using a needle through the vaginal tissues in the laboratory. This needle contains an ultrasound probe. The eggs are then gently suctioned from the ovaries.

Once doctors remove the eggs, embryologists evaluate them. Then sperm from the male spouse or any sperm bank is injected or placed around the eggs. This process is known as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). When using fresh eggs in the procedure, the process takes around 2 weeks at the Janisthaa Fertility Center.

A Step-by-step Timeline Procedure for an Egg Donor –

When an infertile couple decides on an egg donation procedure and uses an egg donor under the surveillance of the best infertility doctors in Bangalore, like Doctor Shwetha (Janisthaa), they experience the steps mentioned below.

Following are the step-by-step timeline procedure for an egg donor while undergoing egg donation:

Step 1:

Finding a fertile egg donor can be difficult. So, couples can take help from an egg donor agency that will assist them in finding the perfect match.

The egg donation process involves two parts. To begin the donation process, the recipient will register their name and email to which they will receive the Egg Donor application to fill out. The center will examine the initial application. Based on the application, the egg donation team of Janisthaa IVF Center will move the donor directly to the next stage of the procedure.

Step 2:

On day two or three, after the beginning of menses, both the egg donor and the intended mother will visit the IVF Center for a blood test and a baseline ultrasound test.

Step 3:

After selecting the egg donor, experts of the Janisthaa IVF Center along with Doctor Shwetha will help couples acquire semen to develop their embryos. In their lab, experts and doctors will freeze the semen samples for using them in the IVF cycle. Doctors can also use fresh semen on egg retrieval day if needed.

Step 4:

Then, under the guidance of Doctor Shwetha (who is one of the best infertility doctors in Bangalore), patients undergo the Egg donor medical screening procedure.

Following are the steps in the donor screening process:

  • Doctors review the donor’s past medical records, psychological checkup, profile, and risk of poor genetic mutation.
  • They check the donor’s detailed medical history.
  • Doctors perform a physical or pelvic test on the donor.
  • They then perform a specific pelvic ultrasound test of the donor’s ovaries.
  • Experts and doctors perform comprehensive blood tests, including genetic carrier screening and infectious panel.

Step 5:

The donor agencies will connect the couple with a lawyer who specializes in reproductive law to start the legal contract. The procedure could take a couple of weeks to a few months, based on the legal conditions of both the applicant couple and the recipient.

Step 6:

The time for the egg retrieval stimulation process ranges from ten to fourteen days on average. But each case can vary based on the conditions of the donor.

Step 7:

The day after doctors fertilize the eggs, they will provide a fertilization report. At Janisthaa IVF Center, the fertilized embryos will be cultured for five to seven days. Then, they sent the embryo sample to be biopsied and for Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT). After one to two weeks, the doctors provide the final embryos results.

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy involves a female recipient deciding to conceive a baby for someone else. After the child takes birth, the surrogate mother gives guardianship and custody to the intended couple or parents. Surrogacy has complicated legal and medical steps that both parties must meet. It is essential to be conscious of the surrogacy process, pursue professional advice from the best infertility doctors in Bangalore, and build supportive networks.

A step-by-step timeline for surrogacy –

There are three types of surrogacy. One is Altruistic (non-commercial) surrogacy, the other is traditional surrogacy, and the last is commercial surrogacy. The best infertility doctors in Bangalore, like Doctor Shwetha of Janisthaa IVF, the best IVF specialist in Basaveshwaranagar, have high experience in dealing with many IVF treatments and give the best to provide successful pregnancies.

Following are the steps involved in surrogacy:

Step 1:

Doctors advise the patients to think before undergoing surrogacy. Then, the intended couples need to find a surrogate which is quite a lengthy process. Many agencies help such patients to find a suitable surrogate.

Step 2:                 

Surrogate Medical Screening

The process of surrogate medical screening involves –

  • Doctors review the past medical records of the pregnancy of the surrogate.
  • They examine the detailed medical history of the recipient.
  • Doctors perform a physical or pelvic test on the donor.
  • They then perform a specific pelvic ultrasound test of the donor’s ovaries.
  • Experts perform comprehensive blood tests, including genetic carrier screening and infectious panel.

Step 3:

The surrogacy agencies will connect the couple with a lawyer who specializes in reproductive law to start the legal contract. The procedure could take a couple of weeks to a few months, based on the legal conditions of both the surrogate and the intended mother.

Step 4:

The last step involves the FET cycle. The embryo transfer procedure generally occurs between days nineteen and twenty-one of her menstrual cycle. Then doctors perform a pregnancy blood test approximately ten days post-implantation. The fertility specialists continue to follow up with the surrogate until the ten weeks of Obstetric (OB) Ultrasound. After around ten week’s Obstetric Ultrasound, IVF centers discharge the surrogate.

Conclusion –

Donating eggs is a complicated procedure. So, before beginning IVF treatments, every couple should gain a thorough understanding of the proper procedures by consulting with any infertility doctors. Under the supervision of Doctor Shwetha, the best IVF specialist in Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore, you can gain a thorough understanding and ideas on the steps involved in egg donation and surrogacy by reading this article.

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