This is IVF treatment using the eggs from a donor. It is recommended when the quality of oocytes is not good. First IVF offers two options for those patients that need a Donor In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), depending on whether they want to use anonymous or identifiable donors for their treatment.
If you wish to undergo an IVF treatment with identifiable donors, we can do this at First IVF. If you wish anonymous egg or sperm donation, we will arrange our “Just for Transfer” program where you will travel to Barcelona (Spain) for the embryo transfer in Institut Marques.
What does the first IVF appointment entail?
- An interview with an IVF specialist and another with an embryologist. The IVF specialist will tell you what treatment you need to take and the embryologist will explain to you all the laboratory procedures that will be performed.
- Tests that need to be done.
- Signing of the Consent Form for the specific assisted reproduction technique. By signing the Consent Form, patients agree that they have been fully informed about all the medical, biological, legal, ethical and related matters related to their specific treatment and that they willingly accept the conditions stated in the Consent Form.
- Instructions for the medication to be administered.
- Selection of the most suitable day to start the treatment.
When does the second appointment take place?
Your uterus is prepared for embryo transfer using a medication that thickens the endometrium. Only one ultrasound is required to monitor whether your uterus is ready to receive the embryos.
Which treatment should I have?
If you have your menstruation, a contraceptive pill is prescribed to inhibit ovarian function. You must have a scan done to check the thickness of the endometrium. Depending on the day we will do the transfer, we will tell you when to start progesterone.
What are the possible side effects of the treatment?
While taking the contraceptive pill it is common to have slight spotting. Usually this is not medically significant or problematic for the treatment. If you do experience any problems then let us know and we will tell you what to do. However, bleeding is important if it occurs whilst applying the patches. In this case, please inform us.
Information about additional support medications
Aspirin, Clexane, Steroids, Intralipids, Neupogen