Many women are suffering from infertility diseases. Despite various treatments for years, many women are struggling to get pregnant. In such situation, Egg Donations plays a significant role to achieve pregnancy. Egg donation is a part of assisted reproduction method. Egg Donation is the process in which woman donates her eggs to another woman for having a baby. This method is one of the most a crucial part of fertility treatment. For assisted reproduction purposes, egg donation typically involves in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique.  

Our IVF center in Powai is a well equipped with state of the art laboratory for egg donations procedure and also provides all types of modern medical facilities to cure any complicated infertility diseases successfully. Dr. Rita Modi an IVF specialist in Powai, carefully screens Egg Donors before making them available to intended parents for matching. Over the many years, with training, skills, extensive experience and advanced medical techniques our treatments have achieved higher success rates for every couple who undergoes IVF cycle with us.

Need of Egg Donations

Egg Donations method is very useful in many situations and circumstances for women including

  • Women with ovarian failure
  • Women suffering from hereditary diseases
  • Chromosomal abnormalities in women
  • Women affected by endometriosis
  • A previous history of failure with IVF


Procedure of Egg Donations

Egg donation is a safe and widely accepted means of assisted reproduction. Egg donation treatment is very beneficial for women whose medical conditions prevent them from becoming pregnant. There are four steps in the egg donation process such as

  • Application and Intake
  • In egg donation procedure, generally younger woman provides eggs to another woman so that the recipient of the eggs can have a baby with a partner or using donor sperm. The egg donor is tested for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis. All donors are tested to confirm that they are not carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene. During the consultation with doctor, donor can ask doubts as well as questions to doctor. Psychometric testing is often done as part of the mental health screening.
  • Matching and Screening

A donor has to undergo a screening phase which usually takes approximately 6-10 weeks. To pass this medical screening, the donor must maintain a clean medical history and donor should be free from prior and current drug use as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

  • The Medication Cycle
  • Once egg donor passes the medical screening phase, the donor’s cycle begins at the start of the donor’s next menstrual period. After approximately 21 days, doctor starts a series of subcutaneous injections to stimulate egg maturation in the ovaries. The donor is required to attend six to seven morning monitoring appointments at the fertility center, which are typically between 7am and 9am and last approximately 30 – 45 minutes. These appointments monitor the body’s response to the medication. Injections continue until approximately 36 hours before the eggs are ready for retrieval. At that point, donors are given a final injection to prepare the eggs for maturation and then retrieval.
  • Egg Retrieval

Following egg retrieval, the eggs are fertilized in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab using sperm from the receiving couple’s partner or in certain situations with donor sperm. After fertilization in the laboratory and growth of the embryos for either 3 or 5 days, the resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus of the woman who wishes to carry the baby. After the successful egg retrieval procedure, donors and recipient should avoid sexual intercourse and other strenuous physical activity.

Requirements to become an egg donor

The requirements to become an egg donor include a healthy lifestyle, a clean medical record and commitments to complete the procedure. Important regulations include:

  • Age between 21-28 years
  • Have regular monthly periods
  • No reproductive disorders or abnormalities
  • Physically and emotionally healthy
  • BMI between 21-28 (BMI calculator)
  • Non-nicotine user, non-smoker and non-drug user
  • Not currently on Depo-Provera
  • Willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluation
  • Willing to take injectable medication
  • Willing to commit to the process for a minimum of 6 months
  • Excited about the process of helping to build a family

Egg donation can be a painful procedure. Donor and recipient can experience discomfort after the procedure such as bleeding, bowel discomfort, infection and mood change. Thousands of couples have become parents with the assistance of Egg Donations treatment.