Egg Donation Cost In Delhi
Conventionally in ART treatments like- IVF, ICSI, Surrogacy, and more, the intended mother is given fertility drugs, which stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. After maturing, these eggs are retrieved from the ovaries via a procedure.
These eggs are then placed in a petri dish along with the sperm to get fertilized. These fertilized eggs also called embryos are then transferred to the mother’s uterus, or to a surrogate’s uterus (in case of surrogacy with self eggs), or are frozen for future use.
However, there are times when the ovaries of the intended mother are not producing good quality eggs or eggs at all or a gay couple wants to have children. In such cases, Donor Eggs are recommended.
What are Donor Eggs?
Donor Eggs are the eggs taken from a healthy young woman, referred to as the ‘donor’, which are then fertilized with the intended father’s sperm (or donor sperm) and the resulting embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the intended mother or the surrogate.
Using a donor egg means that the intended mother will not be genetically linked to the baby, and the intended father will be. However, if the couple decides to go with a sperm donor as well, or a donor embryo, then none of the parents will have a genetic connection with the baby.
Donor eggs have helped many couples complete their dream of parenthood.
Donor Egg Cost in Delhi
The cost of Donor Egg in Delhi ranges from INR 35,000/- to INR 50,000/-. Also, IVF with donor eggs has a higher rate of success, as compared to IVF with self eggs. IVF with donor egg has a success rat eof 50% to 60% at first attempts. With multiple attempts, this success rate can climb up to 90%.
When are Donor Eggs needed?
One can become a candidate for Donor Eggs if they are facing any of the following situations-
- Premature ovarian failure- a situation when menopause begins earlier than normal, usually before the age of 40.
- Poor quality eggs- after the age of 35, the quality of the eggs starts diminishing.
- Risk of transmitting a genetic disease to the child from the mother.
- A previous history of pregnancy/IVF failure.
- Post chemotherapy treatment
- A woman born without ovaries
- A Woman is of advanced age or has had her menopause
- Gay couple or single man (with a surrogate) wanting to have a baby
How Egg Donors are selected?
Before getting selected, egg donors have to pass through a stringent selection process, where they have to go through a medical, psychological, and personal screening. These egg donors have to fulfill the guidelines laid down by ICMR.
The egg donor selected-
- Is between the age of 21 to 29 years.
- Has gone through the necessary screening including a proper medical history, medical exam tests, and egg reserve tests (Transvaginal scan for checking antral follicle count and AMH Test).
- Has gone through further investigation including blood group, thyroid test, thalassemia screening, blood sugar test, screening for infections like- HIV, hepatitis B & C, VDRL to rule out syphilis.
Once all these reports come normal, the woman is selected for Egg Donation.
These Egg Donor profiles are then shared with the intended parents, who want to use a donor egg for their IVF treatment. These egg donors are selected by the intended parents on the basis of- their physical appearance, and other factors like- education, religious background, and more.