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Medical Services : Ovulation Induction
Gamete Intra-Fallopian Tranfer ( GIFT )

Egg Donation

Artificial Insemination
Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) with or without Stimulation of the Ovaries
Peritoneal Oocytes and Sperm Transfer (POST)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Assisted Hatching
Frozen Embryo Replacement (FER)
Blastocyst Embryo Transfer
IVF (HOST) Surrogacy

  Egg Donation :

Egg donation is the process by which a woman provides several eggs for purposes of assisted reproduction or biomedical research. For assisted reproduction purposes, egg donation involves the process of IVF as the eggs are fertilized in the laboratory. When eggs have been obtained, the role of the egg donor is complete. Egg donation is part of the process of third party reproduction as part of ART. A need for egg donation may arise for a number of reasons. Infertile couples may opt to acquiring eggs through egg donation when the female partner cannot have genetic children because she may not have eggs that can be successfully fertilized. Early onset of menopause which can occur in women as early as their 20ís can require a woman to use donor eggs to grow her family.
There may be many reasons for egg donation. Infertile couples may resort to acquiring eggs through egg donation when the female partner cannot have genetic children because she may not have eggs that can be successfully fertilized.
Egg donation is an option for the following groups of women:-
Women who are unable to produce their eggs.
Women who are still producing eggs but because of inheritable genetic disorders, recurrent miscarriages.
Egg donors for egg donation may be known to recipients i.e. relative or friend or anonymous. Both require extensive counselling prior to commencing treatment.
In egg donation process first physical characteristics of donor and recipient are matched. Donors should be under the age of 36 preferably with confirmed fertility. In egg donation donors are screened for HIV, Hepatitis B & C, cystic fibrosis and syphilis.
Egg donation carries risks for both donor and recipient, although it must be made clear that the procedure for the donor, and the medication given, is basically the same as the medication given for any IVF procedure (with or without a donor).
  Assisted Hatching :
Zona Pellucida is an outer shell of oocytes and embryos. Whem embryos are filled to implant then IVF and ICSI cycle also tends to fail.
There are many reasons why successful implantation does not occur. One of these reasons may be due to the fact that the embryo is unable to " hatch" because the zona pellucida is too thick or hard.
There are several techniques used to make a hole in the zona pellucida. These techniques include using a laser to make the hole, an acid to dissolve part of the zona pellucida away and using a very sharp needle to mechanically cut a slit in the zona pellucida.
The first assisted hatching techniques were carried out several years ago. Many hospital are now performing this procedure and many babies have been born as a result. There have been no reports of an increase in abnormalities of babies born as a result of assisted hatching.
  Frozen Embryo Replacement (FER) :
The frozen embryos are thawed and transferred into your womb, either in a natural menstrual cycle or in hormone replacement cycle. Unfortunately, despite the precautions that are taken not all embryos survive the freezing and thawing process. Thus reduced success rates can be expected from the frozen embryos.
There is an initial charge of freezing embryos, which includes storage for one year. Following this you will be sent annual reminders and accounts so it is important to inform the clinic of any changes of address.
  Blastocyst Embryo Transfer :
Embryos resulted from IVF / ICSI treatments are allowed to grow in the laboratory using special culture medium for approximately 5 days after fertilisation. Some of these embryos will successfully reach Blastocyst stage; it is at this stage that embryos implant into the uterus.
This method does not improve embryo quality, but rather helps select embryos that are more likely to survive, resulting in higher pregnancy rate. Transferring at Blastocyst stage allows clinicians to limit the number of embryos transferred and therefore reducing the likelihood of multiple pregnancy.
  IVF (HOST) Surrogacy :
In IVF surrogacy one woman agrees to bear a child for other couples. The commissioning couple and the surrogate mother will be interviewed by a senior clinician and a counsellor. All cases of surrogacy have to be discussed and approved by the standard committee before they are considered for treatment at this clinic. Detailed information is available from our advice centre.
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