Donor Embryo

Embryo donation is the procedure of donating an embryo to help couples in conceiving through IVF treatment. The treatment is for couples who are having complications conceiving naturally or through IVF using their own egg and sperm. Anomalies in the recipient’s sperm, eggs, or both could be the origin of this problem. In-vitro fertilisation, which involves fusing a donor’s egg with another donor’s sperm to produce an embryo, can be used to mitigate the problem.

The embryo donation process 

The embryo donation process includes the following steps:

  • Selection of embryo

The recipient couple will choose the embryo donor that can either be known or anonymous. The selection process will depend upon the physical characteristics, age, medical history, reproductive history, family history, and other relevant information of the donors. 

  • Medical examinations

Prior to implanting the chosen embryo into the recipient’s reproductive tract, she undergoes a medical examination. This is important to ensure that the receiver is healthy enough to conceive.  She will also be prescribed medicine to help her body prepare for conception.

Both the donors and the recipient couples should be mentally and emotionally healthy as well, before participating in the procedure.

  • The legal aspect of embryo donation

Before the embryo donation process, a legal document is drafted between the donors and the recipient couple. The recipient couple will be the guardians of the future baby conceived from the embryo, according to this document. The recipient couple has the option of requesting detailed information on the donor. If the receiving couple does not use all of the embryos, the donor can choose what happens to the ones that aren’t used.

In addition, one of the legal requirements for embryo donation is that the newborn be informed of their biological parents. Before beginning IVF therapy, both the donor and the recipient parties must completely agree to the legal contract.

  • Transfer of the frozen embryo

After the embryo has been collected, it is kept frozen till the recipient couple is physically and mentally ready to conceive. The recipient female will begin to take medication to prepare her tract for conception. The fertility experts will keep track of her cycle before the implantation of the embryo. 

Two weeks following embryo transfer, the prospective mother will undergo a blood test to determine whether she is expecting or not. If the embryo implant goes well, she will be kept on the medications for around five weeks to retain the growth of the foetus.  After confirmation, she will be monitored via timely blood tests and ultrasound. 

However, if the first embryo transfer fails, then the couple can try again with the remaining frozen embryos to complete their family through in-vitro fertilisation. 

If you’re experiencing significant complications in conceiving, contact Veda Fertility at 9667774694 for the best implantation and IVF treatment available. We also make sure that both the couple and the donor are aware of the legal obligations of embryo donation along with the IVF treatment. This is done to eliminate the possibility of a dilemma or misconception amongst all parties engaged in the procedure.