Reproductive Medicine Institute is committed to providing egg donor services with integrity, advanced technology and comfort to patients taking an immense step toward building a family. We have a large diverse database of egg donors to select from.
Our fertility experts are board-certified reproductive doctors with an extensive history of clinical and research experience.
Egg Donation — our egg donation program is an excellent option for women who have severe ovarian dysfunction, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserves to do maternal age, ovarian insufficiency due to chemotherapy or other cancer treatments, and couples who have endured severe unsuccessful IVF cycles. We have established an all-embracing program of meticulously screened, ethnically diverse egg donors that are available immediately.
Egg Donation is also available for gay male couples who are preparing to build a family. The combination of IVF using donor eggs and embryo transfer into a gestational carrier gives our gay male patients the opportunity to have their own biological children while taking advantage of some of the highest clinical pregnancy rates in the world.
Becoming a Parent through IVF with Donor Eggs
One of the most exciting and significant advances in reproductive medicine has been the introduction of egg donation.
Our fertility experts were instrumental in creating a pioneering egg donor program. Inspired by high success rates, Dr. Edgar Medina brings all the pieces together in order to make this journey as easy and successful as possible.
Step 1 | Synchronization of Cycles
Egg Recipient. Initial testing will include blood tests and an SHG — an ultrasound procedure performed to determine if the shape of the uterine cavity is normal.
Your cycle needs to be synchronized with your chosen egg donor. Fertility medications will prepare your uterus to receive embryos. Blood tests and vaginal ultrasounds are implicated to determine your uterine receptivity. Shortly before the embryo transfer, you will begin taking progesterone along with the estrogen in a way that parodists a natural cycle.
Egg Donor. The egg donor will begin treatment with fertility drug injections to produce multiple follicles (fluid filled sacs that contain eggs). During this time, the development of the follicles is monitored by ultrasound and blood tests for estradiol.
The synchronization of cycles is tremendously significant because the embryos will only implant if transferred during a short time span, after appropriate exposure to estrogen and progesterone.
Step 2 | Egg Retrieval
When the follicles are mature, the egg donor receives an injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and the eggs are retrieved 36 hours later. The hCG injection substitutes the natural Luteinizing Hormone in the body and initiates ovulation.
Collected eggs are taken to the laboratory and placed in culture medium in preparation for fertilization.
Step 3 | Fertilization
Most commonly, the eggs are fertilized using the sperm of the recipient’s partner. Donor sperm may be used if the recipient does not have a male partner or if her partner does not produce sperm. During IVF treatment, prepared sperm and eggs are placed together in a dish where fertilization occurs.
Step 4 | Embryo Transfer
Embryos are transferred using a thin catheter introduced into your uterus through the cervix. Any extra embryos that are not used during a treatment cycle can be cryopreserved for possible transfer at a later time.
Choosing an Egg Donor
Couples can choose an egg donor based on similar physical characteristics to their own, including ethnic background, height, build, and hair and eye color. You can scan an egg donor’s educational experience and hobbies to help choose a donor that surrenders your own comparable goals and priorities.
Egg donors must be at least 21 years of age on the date of oocyte retrieval and must meet the screening requirements for egg donation Tijuana, which includes a psychological evaluation. These exceedingly noble women are frequently students, young women without children or young mothers who have finished childbearing.
Egg Donor screening includes a psychological evaluation, review of medical history, physical exam, ultrasound, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol (E2), tests for infectious diseases (HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C), a toxicology screening, screening for genetic diseases, and basic blood tests.
Our egg donor program here at our premier infertility clinic in Tijuana comprises of a vast number of egg donors — ready to help you build a family.