IVF With Donor Egg
IVF has made it possible for a woman with ovarian failure to carry and deliver a child using an egg donor. The egg donor undergoes ovulation induction with FSH and her eggs are retrieved when mature. At this point the eggs may be frozen for a future donor egg IVF cycle, or used in the current cycle. If they are used in the current cycle, they are fertilized and allowed to develop.
IVF using an egg donor requires that the recipient mother receive medications, such as progesterone, to prepare her endometrium to accept the developing embryos. Essentially, her cycle is synched with the egg donor's. When the embryos mature and are ready for transfer, they will be placed into the recipient mother's uterus.
Egg donor success rates are equal to the age group of the donor and are typically high.