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Egg donation/donor eggs.

Mar 30th, 2015, 14:14 PM   #1
 
Weíve been considering donor eggs as a last resort after 3 failed ivf cycles and Iíve got a few queries so thought an Egg Donation thread might be helpful!

Our consultant said last time that donor eggs would give us a much better chance of becoming pregnant as the egg would be much younger, but if 11/13 of my eggs fertilised, doesnít that mean that they were good quality? They were also top quality at Day 3 and we had a 4BB, a 2BB and a 2BC embryo for transfer but none implanted. I wonder if a young egg would become a 4AA embryo and keep developing to implant successfully?

After speaking to Marisa Peer she recommended trying again with my own eggs because donation is something I shouldnít have to consider until my late 40ís! But we donít want to keep trying and failing.

We are going to see the consultant again this week and see what he suggests, but we donít want to go for round 4 unless he can suggest something different.

Has anyone else had any donor cycles or have any advice?
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 15:00 PM   #2
 
I don't have any advice but I will be watching this thread with interest as egg donation may be needed for us too in the future. Hopefully your consultant will give you some indication on the best way to go forward xx
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 18:12 PM   #3
 
I have done 2 tandem cycles and I'm only 32 (plus 2 own egg)! Also, you can have top quality blastos but there be something chromosome wrongs with the embyro, hence PGD would look at this.
What has been your % fertilisation rate, no at day 3 and day 5?
Have you always used the short protocol or mixture of long and short? Always the same stimm meds?
Have you had a hysteroscopy?
Anything I can help with in relation to donor I will, just ask x
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 18:33 PM   #4
 
85% fertilisation last time, 79% the time before, less the first time as we had half icsi. The last time we still had all 11embryos at day 3, the majority were top quality apparently, but only 3 good blastocysts left on day 5.

Always had the long protocol, stim meds have been different. I had a hysteroscopy at the same time as my laparoscopy and all was fine!
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 18:55 PM   #5
 
Please can I subscribe to this thread with being interested in donating eggs would like lots of info from all sides lol
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 19:00 PM   #6
 
Your stats are really good, maybe this time ask if they would try the short protocol (no down regging), if not why? Also could try a freeze all cycle, then put them back on a natural cycle so you body isn't under all the pressure of the Stimms, egg collection etc (this is my next move).
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 19:54 PM   #7
 
Sounds interesting. What is the advantage of a short protocol?
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 20:57 PM   #8
 
My understanding of it (but I could be wrong) is you get fewer eggs but better quality (also recommended for people with PCOS to try and prevent over stimulation), I'm sure it is much more technical and medical then that tho lol!
 
 

 
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Mar 30th, 2015, 21:10 PM   #9
 
Oh ok, thanks! I will ask.
 
 

 
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 10:10 AM   #10
 
I just had some news! Got an email from our local clinic where we’ve been on the egg donor list for 8 months, that they have a possible donor!
She sounds just like me in appearance with the same colour hair, eyes, skin, similar build and almost the same height! She has similar hobbies, we have similar jobs and she needs IVF as she is in a same sex relationship. Sounds amazing! I have replied asking when she is having IVF. I wasn’t expecting any news like this as I’d given up hope with this clinic and was expecting to make a decision about where to go overseas via the London clinic. I mustn’t get my hopes up but it does sound good, and what lovely news just before Christmas!
 
 

 
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 11:21 AM   #11
 
Ive been reading blue flower, cant offer any advice but I hope you get your take home baby soon..

What a fab email before Christmas, youv obvs been on the good list this year

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Dec 23rd, 2015, 12:42 PM   #12
 
Oh Blueflower that's so lovely!!
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 15:46 PM   #13
 
That's amazing news blueflower. I hope you hear back soon xx
 
 

 
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 17:05 PM   #14
 
Fantastic news, ask if there is any other reason than same sex relationship also ask her age, weight etc. my friend was able to be a egg donor in UK when they knew her eggs wasn't very good. Xx
 
 

 
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Dec 23rd, 2015, 17:28 PM   #15
 
That is good news Blueflower
 
 

 
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