In spite of all the innovation and fertility technology, in some cases it is not possible to achieve pregnancy with your own eggs. Sometimes there are not enough eggs and other times, their quality is deficient.
Choosing to have a donor-conceived child is not easy. We are here to help.
When pregnancy goes through egg donation, you start a process that can be psychologically complex. That is why we are putting our support group of mothers for egg donation at your disposal, these are women who, like you, had their doubts, fears and apprehension, before deciding that eggdonation was their road to maternity.
The medical team will choose the donor in accordance with your phenotypic characteristics, so that the future baby resembles you physically as much as possible.
On the early days of your menstruation an ultrasound will be performed to control the thickness of the endometrium and the ovaries. If everyting is correct, the donor will initiate ovarian stimulation and she will undergo weekly ultrasound controls until the gynecologist considers that she is ready.
The day on which the donor’s ovules are retrieved, you will give us the sperm to fertilize the eggs. 3 to 5 days later the embryo transfer will be carried out and two weeks later you will take the pregnancy test.
An alternative to fresh eggs is using vitrified donor eggs. It is an optimized freezing system which prevents damage resulting from ice crystals in the cells. Post-thaw survival is greater than 95%.
Opting for vitrified eggs allows you to start the treatment immediately
The main advantage of using vitrified eggs is greater flexibility regarding the beginning of the receptor’s preparation. In this case, you avoid coordination with the donor, and you may start the treatment right away.
To be accepted in our demandingovuledonation program, the candidates undergo a full clinical and psychological evaluation. Our team, made up by gynecologists, geneticists and psychologists, will examine them thoroughly to guarantee they enjoy good health and fertility.
According to the Assisted Reproduction technique Act, ovule donation is a voluntary, altruistic and entirely anonymous action, therefore it is absolutely forbidden to reveal the donors’ or the receptors’ identity.
The donation plus program of our center performs the mostadvancedgenetic diagnostic tests available to reduce the risk of hereditary diseases as much as possible.
At CRA Barcelona in Clínica Sagrada Familia we are much more demanding and we offer the program DONATION PLUS, in which the donor undergoes a genetic test that rules out the presence of over 300 genetic diseases. In addition, the male partner can take the same test and thus it is possible to make a better donor selection and minimize as much as possible the risk of any serious hereditary alteration in the baby born.
Our donor program includes candidates from different ethnicities and physical characteristics to be able to start the treatment as soon as possible.
Egg donation is completely anonymous in Spain. When selecting the donor, we seek the greatest physical resemblance to the receptor. In addition, blood type concordance will be taken into account, in case the couple desires it.
Within the Donation Plus program, the donor will also be selected on the basis of genetic compatibility according to the genetic carrier test, thus decreasing the risk of hereditary genetic diseases as much as possible.
Our team of specialized nurses interviews the possible egg donors on the phone and the make a first assessment, taking into account the donor’s age, her reproductive and medical history. If the assessment is positive the first medical visit is scheduled.