Ovodoation – How Does Egg Donation Work?

The egg is chosen for the physical characteristics of the donor and recipient

When pregnancy becomes a goal and a dream to be realized, for some couples the task is simple. However, in some cases, not so much … Some women have limitations that their bodies impose on them and also life may have provided. In some cases the alternative to female infertility may come from a simple and loving gesture, ovodoation.

Ovodoation is nothing more than the donation of eggs from healthy women to the bank where these gametes are stored and from there it is passed on to women who are expecting to become pregnant through egg donation. The step to donate is simple and requires the woman who is donating to make a small sacrifice, ovarian stimulation. On the other hand, for those who receive the donated egg, life becomes better, as the chances of conceiving become concrete.

Women in need of ovodoation are those who have suffered trauma such as ovarian cancer, or some other disease that prevents them from ovulating and then becoming pregnant. This procedure is normally authorized in Brazil as long as the process is surrounded by some precautions and rules such as:

  • Donor anonymity
  • No commercialization or exchange for eggs
  • The clinic has the autonomy to choose the donor
  • The recipient must be at most 50 years old and the donor 35

How is Ovodoation done?

Ovodoation is done through ovarian stimulation, either for the donor’s own treatment or even exclusively for egg donation. The doctor will do the stimulation similar to the artificial insemination and programmed coitus procedure . Thus, the woman will produce good and sufficient eggs for donation. Ovodoation is done in specialized fertility clinics or hospitals that perform the ICSI or IVF procedure.

Medicines such as injectable inducers are the responsibility of the clinic and the donor will not bear any cost. After ovarian stimulation, it is subjected to an aspiration of the eggs as soon as they reach the ideal size and maturity. The procedure is relatively simple and requires only light sedationto avoid the possible pain that may exist. For the recipient, the procedure is different, she has her uterus prepared to receive the embryo formed in the laboratory. Usually, the donated egg is joined with the sperm of your partner, in case he has no major problems. The medication used by women is the same as that of women who do IVF. The difference is that the ovarian stimulation step is skipped and goes straight to the last step, which is the transfer of the embryos.

Usually the transfer takes place with two or three embryos that have developed well until the 5th day of cell development. The risk for those who do this type of procedure is multiple pregnancy and for the donor only the pain during the stimulation process. For compatible egg donation, the recipient’s profile is taken into account and then the eggs of a donor with the same physical characteristics are selected. The color of the skin, eyes and even the hair. I must remember that ICSI or IVF may not be successful in the first attempt, the risk is the same as for other women who do the total procedure, collecting eggs and transferring to the uterus. The chance of success is 45%in women who have a receptive endometrium. Knowing that the procedure may not work, the doctor can keep more fertilized eggs for a second stage. The procedure costs around R $ 14 thousand for the recipient and zero for the donor.

Donating eggs is donating life to other people, donating a dream, certainly the reward of seeing someone achieve full happiness and helping another woman to fulfill the desire to generate!

See also: In Vitro Fertilization – How it is done with Dr Felipe Lazar Junior

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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