Hi, I am 36 and single TTC. I was diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and have had 4 iui's and 2 rounds of IVF and now I am thinking about switching and using donor eggs. I would love to hear from anyone else who is using donor eggs. How did you choose the donor? How has everything gone? What is the process like? How does a cycle with donor eggs work compared to ivf? Those types of things?
Updates on Everyone:
4Failed IUIs and 2 failed IVF with my eggs. Switched to DE: DE Cycle 1: 6 eggs thawed, 4 fertilized, 2 transferred Day 3, 1 Frostie BFN ~ FET #1 - cycle cancelled due to estrogen/lining decreasing FET #1.2 Cancelled due to embryo not surviving the thaw.
Switching ED DE Cycle 2: 6 eggs thawed, 6 fertilized, Day 5 transfer 6/25. 2 transferred, BFP!! Baby Boy due 3/12/14
BFP at first attempt with DE at age 45. One day 3 embryo transferred. Previously trying for over 2 years with 1 m/c but accepted at my age DE was best option.
DE#1: Nov. 2012; 5 or 6 eggs retrieved 4 fertilized . 2 embryos with 5 day transfer; (2 frosties) BFN
FET: Feb. 2013; 1 survived the thaw; BFP
Healthy Baby girl born at 38wks
TTC since 2011Diagnosed Feb 2012 Diminished Ovarian Reserve (1 antral follie feb2012, fsh 16)
Chemical June 2012, BFP Sept 2012, m/c Nov 2012
April & Sept 2013 cancelled IVF's, eggies didn't grow
Plan B, DE Brno, Czech Rep (Reprofit Int.)
Update: Transfer 2beautiful embies Dec 9 DEIVF, bfp Dec 15, dec 17 beta 99, dec 19 beta 359 dec 22 beta 1192 1st scan Jan 6th
Hoping to do DE IVF MAR 2014
1VF #1 11/11 18 fertilized, 5 transfered :BFN:
IVF #2 11/12, 11 eggs, non fertilized.
IVF #3 06/13, , MC at 7wk1d.
IVF #4 10/13 Cancelled.
IVF #5 transfer 14 Dec., 3 blasts.
IVF #1 Oct 2011- cancelled no eggs, IVF#2 Nov 2011-failed cycle, IVF #3 Jan 2012-failed cycle DEIVF July 2013 BFN.
Me (37) Not enough eggies, tubal obstruction DH (29) severe male factor
ICSI#1 Poor response
Waiting for ICSI#2 This time doing DEIVF (at some point, out of our control when)
TTC since 2010 - Me: 33 OH:33
IVF #1 August 2012, IVF #2 December 2012, IVF #3 January 2013 - all immature eggs none fertilised
IVF #4 DE, 5 eggs from sharer, 4 mature, 4 fertilised, x3 blastocysts 1 blast transferred - BFN
x2 babies on ice
Cycle 1 DE IVF. 4 Eggs fertilised.
ET 6/11/12. Two transferred - one blast grade 3bb and one 12 cell
16/11/12 24/11/12 :
Cycle 2 DE IVF now beginning...Down reg in process
Me: 38 DH: 41 TTC since 2004
IVF #1 11/16/12 poor response converted to IUI BFN
IVF #2 02/27/13 11 eggs/all fertilized/2 made it to transfer BFN
IVF #3 06/24/13 donor eggs; 18 eggs/10 fertilized/3 X 6/27/13 2 transferred beta#1-206 beta#2-468 Twins!
Hi Babyonmyown. I am 43 and just about to start treatment with donor eggs. We already have a son and have been ttc for four years with no luck. Went straight for Ed ivf and haven't looked back. Our clinic has an egg bank and we got a list of donors meeting our characteristics and then had to choose one. She had deposited five eggs and we will be starting this week. The process is pretty much like normal ivf without the egg stimulation and retrieval part. They down regulate your cycle and the build your lining with oestrogen and when it's thick enough they thaw the eggs, put them in with the sperm and hope for fertilisation, then transfer. If you've already been thru ivf using ur own eggs I think u will find this a bit easier physically at least.
Any thing I can help with just let me know. Good luck xx
Thank you for replying minno! I am trying to figure out if I want to use my clinic's egg donors or if I want to go through a private company to find one. I made an appointment with my RE to discuss how the whole process works. Are you using frozen eggs? GL getting started!
Thanks. Should be starting any day now if af ever shows up. Honestly, the one time I want her to arrive and she's nowhere to be seen!
We initially found our own private donor through a website but it didn't work out and honestly going with the egg bank is far easier and less stressful. You also know how many eggs you're getting.
Hope it all works out for you. There aren't many ladies on here using donor eggs so it would be lovely if we could stay in touch.
How long has the process taken for you? when I emailed my clinic today about going with donor eggs they said it could take between 2-4 months before getting matched with a donor then an additional 2-4 months to get going with the ivf. That seems so long to me!
I would love to keep i touch. I feel a little out of place in some of the threads because I'm going through the process single and I've been using donor sperm now I'm adding donor eggs too.
We have waited over a year and that's for private treatment! Mainly ur to shortage of donors in Scotland although things are improving. But from getting to the list, completing tests, choosing a donor and waiting for cd1 to start treatment it's been about 8 weeks. If you go for a fresh donor cycle it will take longer as they have to coordinate your cycles and find you a good match etc. this whole process is always about waiting,waiting and more waiting isn't it. It's so frustrating at times! X
What made you guys decide to use donor eggs? My husband and I have been trying to conceive our first child for over two years now and after a miscarriage on our first IVF cycle my RE is trying to push us toward donor eggs because I am 40 and have premature ovarian aging and diminished ovarian reserve. I am having such a hard time with the reality that we may have to use donor eggs. It feels very weird to me that the child would be half my husband and half someone else. Any insight would be greatful. This is a lot to deal with all at once.
J&H went with the clinic's egg donors as the fastest way to match, since the clinic already had all their records, all my records, and the donor's records. They went for a donor who shared traits with H, since J is going to be the biological father.
I'll have to track down my password for Wisconsin Fertility so I can access my records and tell you what my protocol was. What I know is that I had a cancelled cycle in January. We had a donor by late February. I started lupron sometime in March, then estrace while the donor was stimming, then estrace and crinone when she had retrieval. The fresh transfer was in late April. The FET that worked was in May. So the wait time might include just syncing up your cycles.
Hi ladies, it's so good to see this thread as DH and I are considering donor eggs as well. I have a history of ovarian cancer and this week we found out that I have a large cyst on my left ovary, which is my only remaining ovary. I'm facing surgery to remove the cyst which might mean I will lose this ovary too. I am curious about private companies vs. the clinics egg bank as well. I found a bunch of private companies online but some of them have pretty scary reviews.
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