Will I Need Donor Eggs?

When a woman is not capable of producing eggs with ovulation drugs, the couple may elect to use donor eggs. The donor undergoes the first part of an IVF procedure, then the donor’s eggs and the husband’s sperm are placed in the laboratory dish for fertilization. The fertilized embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the recipient wife.

Donors, such as a family member or friend, can be selected by the patient, or obtained anonymously. Donors are usually women who are 30 years old or younger, healthy and have had a normal ovarian reserve evaluation.