In Vitro Fertilization Own Eggs vs Donor Eggs

Posted by Florence on December 10, 2017 in Parenting

If you are considering In Vitro Fertilization or IVF options and costs, one thing also that you have to consider is if you are going to use your own eggs, or use a donor egg. When making your decision, remember that the birth rates are affected by the choice that you will make about which eggs are you going to use for the procedure.

            Age will also be a factor in this choice. When you are younger, chances are, you will conceive easily through In Vitro Fertilization. But if you are over 35 years old, your chances of conceiving will also go down. It is best that you ask an advice from your specialist about the IVF options and costs, before you make this very important decision that can affect the success rate of the procedure.

Own Eggs or Donor Eggs? Which is More Effective?

As mentioned above, the birth rates will always be affected by the eggs that are going to be used for In Vitro Fertilization. You can choose to use your own eggs, or you can opt for the donor eggs. A simple tip here! Women who are over 40 years old opt to use donor eggs than their own eggs. According to research studies, using donor eggs will improve your chances of conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby.

The Success Rates

            For a woman who chooses to use her own eggs, the chances of achieving success with IVF is 40% when she is in her late 20’s, it goes down to 30% when she is about 38 years old, and to 10% when she is 43 years old and above. For those who are using donor eggs, the success rate is similar, which is about 55%,  regardless of the age. This is is because, the donor eggs are from healthy, younger donor which are more effective in this procedure.