With Advancement in Assisted Reproductive techniques, IVF with Donor Eggs has become a respite for Married women who are unable to conceive through a regular IVF cycle or Multiple IVF Cycles.


IVF with Donor Eggs is recommended in the following 5 Cases.

  1. Women with Low Ovarian Reserve i.e., Count of Eggs.
  2. Women With Low- or Poor-Quality Eggs.
  3. Absence of Ovaries or Genetic Disorders.
  4. Ovarian Failure Due to Ailments Like Cancer Treatment.
  5. Women Trying to Conceive in 40’s.

IVF with Donor Egg Process Step by Step-


1. PATIENT CONSULTATION: Couples with 2/3 Failed Natural IVF Cycles in the past are generally recommended IVF With Donor Eggs. The objective of Consultation is to gauge past Medical History and counsel patients on the process, Timelines, Cost, Donor selection and the subsequent transfer of Fertilized Embryos. Consent Forms are signed as per Legal & Confidential requirements.

2. PATIENT TESTS: Three Essential Tests i.e., Uterine Sounding, Semen Analysis & Blood Tests are done to ascertain a simulated Embryo Transfer apart from diagnosing any Genetic/Medical Disorders. If the Tests indicate, Fibroids or Polyps then a Hysteroscopy may be recommended. Certain additional Tests like mammogram may be recommended to check for Blocked Fallopian Tubes.

3. DONOR PROFILING & MATCHING: All Donors are screened for Physical Characteristics, Complexion, Blood Type & Medical History based on Patient Consultation. It has to be noted that, all Donor Egg Profiling & Selection is Anonymous & Confidential. Donor Matching is done based on the information supplied by the recipient and Donor screening. Donor’s Identity is never disclosed to the Patient and Vice-versa.

4. DONOR SCREENING & SELECTION: A Donor has to be in the age group of 21-29 Years and come to any of our IVF Clinics in India for Screening. A detailed Medical, Educational & Family history is taken from all Donors as part of the selection process. All Potential Donors have to mandatory undergo Hormonal Tests, Blood Tests and Cultures Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption and Drug Abuse. After a rigorous screening process is completed, an informed decision is made to proceed with a donor. All Egg Donors have to sign a confidentiality agreement with no association or claims to any Child born out of Egg Donation.

5. OVARIAN STIMULATION OF DONOR: Once a Donor is selected, she is given certain medicated Drugs like Lupron, Estrogen, Progesterone & Gonadotropins for what is known as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation to produce optimal number of Eggs. Once the Ovaries have been stimulated, a donor has to strictly abstain from sexual intercourse as the Ovaries are Fertile.

6. MONITORING DONOR: The Donor is Monitored at regular intervals through Ultrasound Tests & Blood Tests to determine the Follicle Development. Certain Medications may be given 24-48 Hours before the Date of Egg Retrieval.

7. EGG RETREIVAL: A Donor is prescribed not to Eat or Drink after Midnight before the Day of Egg Retreival.Eggs are retrieved Vaginally through an Ultrasound Probe with a Needle to aspirate the Follicles. The Procedure usually lasts for about 20 minutes and the Donor is recommended a rest for 1 Hour post the Egg retrieval.

8. EGG FERTILIZATION: Donor Eggs and Male Sperms collected from the Husband are cultured and checked before fertilization. The Embryologist will then pursue with the Fertilization process in a Laboratory to develop Embryos.

9. EMBRYO TRANSFER: Embryo Transfer is usually done 2/3 Days after Egg Fertilization. The process of Embryo Transfer is Painless and done under Anaesthesia. Embryos are gently transferred through a Catheter into the Uterus of the Patient under Ultrasound. After the transfer, a patient is recommended 2 Hours rest at all of our IVF Clinics in India and recommended 2 Days of Bed rest post discharge.


Dr Mona Dahiya will recommend Pregnancy Tests & Blood Tests as per prescribed timelines after the Embryo Transfer is done. Our Staff at Little Angel IVF will provide a Consultation and Diet Chart to give you clarity on the next steps to welcome your Little one.


Dr Mona Dahiya, a world-renowned IVF Expert and one of the Best IVF Doctors in India, shares her priceless feedback on some common questions.


What is the Cost of IVF With Donor Eggs?
Cost for IVF With Donor Eggs is about 2.5-3 Lacs.
How Successful is IVF With Donor Eggs?
IVF With Donor Eggs have a 90% Plus Success Rate.
What is the Maximum Age for IVF With Donor Eggs?
45 Years is the recommended Maximum Age.
How many eggs are necessary for IVF success?
Although the Fact is that Only One Good Quality Egg is required for a Pregnancy to happen, the norm is to retrieve (10-12) Eggs during an IVF Procedure. The IVF doctor can then decide the Protocol to Freeze remaining Eggs.
Will my Child Look Like me if I use Donor Eggs?
The Baby will bear resemblance with the father because of Male Sperms used.
IVF with Donor Eggs Success Stories?
Read More about Our Success Stories.
What should I avoid during IVF?
One should avoid during IVF, High intake of Sugar, Salt & Caffeine and strictly avoid Alcohol & Smoking. Consume Food Rich in Zinc, Iron and Folic Acids. Green Leafy Vegetables & Fresh Fruits is the Best Diet during IVF.
How much rest is required after the procedure?
IVF is done under Mild Sedatives and it usually takes (10-15) Minutes for the Impanation of Embryo in a Woman’s Uterus through a Painless procedure using a thin Catheterer.1 Hour Rest is recommended after procedure.
Dr Mona Dahiya

Dr Mona Dahiya

IVF Specialist & Consultant

Dr Mona Dahiya has performed over 5,000+ IVF cycles and is considered a global expert in IVF, ICSI, IUI and male fertility treatment. She is an eminent writer on Infertility Treatment and has over 100 Publications in both International and National Journals. Dr Mona Dahiya has immensely contributed to the field of infertility through her Research and articles.

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