Here are the basic steps to follow:
- Request information
- We make contact with you and send the first information package
- Questions are answered about our Egg Donors and IVF process
- We assist you in the selection of an Egg Donor
- You pay a deposit for confirmation of your Egg Donor
- We Coordinate and Syncronize your Egg Donor and Recipient Cycles
- Egg Retrieval and Fertilization
- Embryos are Transferred / Implanted
Phase 1: Egg Donor Selection
Once we have all of the required labwork for both spouses we can move forward with the selection of your egg donor. We will ask for pictures of both you and your partner and we will ask you to include a short profile of “what you are looking for in your egg donor”. We will offer Egg Donor recommendations to you based upon the information provided by you. We will find the potential egg donors that we believe are uniquely suited for you. We receive Egg Donor profiles on a weekly basis and even though not all are entered into our database if a newly received profile fits your requirements, we will send this profile to you for review.
Phase 2 : Pre-Testing
We will get your Donor started on her pre-testing once she is selected. She may or may not need to have her FSH levels, LH and E2 testing performed if she is a repeat donor and she has cycled within the last year. When the pre-testing results are optimal, it is time to move to the next phase.
Phase 3: Medical Screening Process
Once your Egg Donor’s pre.testing results are perfect, we will meet with your Egg Donor to conduct a medical screening and ultrasound.
Phase 4: Deposit of funds for confirmation
Once your Egg Donor has been medically cleared by our Reproductive Endocrinologist a deposit needs to be made as partial payment to your donor and to begin treatment three weeks prior to your arrival in Cancun.
Phase 5: Medical Procedures Begin
We will commence your Egg Donor on Medication. We will then begin the process of synchronizing cycles. Medications are provided to stimulate your Egg Donor’s ovaries in order to produce multiple eggs. The recipient then begins treatment to prepare her uterine lining to receive the embryos. When your Egg Donor is on her medications she will have constant monitoring. When your Egg Donor has her eggs mature, we will use a mild sedation and a vaginal transducer is used to aspirate the Donor’s Eggs. The eggs are examined and mixed with the sperm before being placed in a special medium. The eggs are then incubated to allow fertilization to occur. Embryos are implanted into the uterus of the recipient and the remaining embryos are generally frozen.
Phase 6: Post Procedure
We request a blood pregnancy test to be taken 12 to 14 days from the date of implantation. If pregnancy is achieved a hormonal treatment will continue for a full 40 days post transfer.
Donated eggs are fertilized with sperm through the process of ICSI and are transplanted into the woman’s uterus using In Vitro Fertilization or IVF. Couples or Clinics choose the egg donors. Egg donor recipients are matched to a donor who shares similar physical characteristics such as eye color, skin color and other attributes.
In Mexico, egg donors are very carefully screened for health and genetic factors. The cost of living is lower in Mexico and the compensation for the egg donor and fertility clinic fees are more economical. For less than $10,000usd, couples are able to choose an egg donor with good results.
Many studies published in the Human Reproduction Journal suggest that infertility treatments using frozen embryos improve IVF. Children conceived through frozen embryos wee less likely be born premature and have a healthier weight at birth and suffer fewer post birth complications. Only the healthies embryos are used in IVF.
It seems that a shortage of egg donors is forcing women to travel abroad and to Mexico for IVF. US and Canadian women are are turning to egg donation in Mexico to provide a solution to their infertility problems. Women who are having trouble to conceive are matched with a suitable egg donor by our fertility clinics in Mexico and the IVF process goes forward. We are also able to freeze embryos created by your egg donor to have further future IVF treatment options. In Mexico, the cost of IVF treatment is 50% lower than in the US offering patients the option to repeat IVF treatment.
Our egg donors are women between the ages of 18 and 30 who have healthy ovaries and eggs.. Egg donors are carefully screened and couples can look at profiles and photos of potential egg donors. The true success rate of IVF with egg donation and egg donors will vary depending a lot on the age of the eggs, and the retrieval process and about the quality of the semen and the overall health of the woman involved. Younger eggs are selected in most of the cases to better increase the possibility of IVF success. Approximately 50% of couples undergoing egg donor IVF will get pregnant :