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For women who have gone through early menopause, who produce inadequate numbers of eggs, or who have failed IVF using their own eggs, egg donation is a viable option to assist them in achieving pregnancy.
According to fertility clinics, egg donation can be expensive. It can also be an emotional experience, and it has a variable success rate, however the pregnancy rate is better than that normally achieved using In Vitro Fertilization and the woman's own eggs.
The egg donation process usually includes:
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks. The risks of egg donations are similar to those associated with egg retrieval for In Vitro Fertilization: bleeding at the needle insertion site, pelvic or vaginal tenderness or ovarian cyst production. Infection, internal bleeding or puncture of the bowel may also occur, however these are very rare.
Talk to your fertility doctor, or contact a fertility clinic to obtain more information about Egg Donation.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|