Older women with poor ovarian reserve are often told to
use donor eggs, because getting eggs from a young, healthy, fertile egg donor
will increase their chances of getting pregnant.
This makes sense - provided they get a sufficient number
of good quality eggs from the egg donor.
But the trouble is that most Indian IVF clinics don't have
good donor egg programs. They super ovulate fresh egg donors, and then end up splitting
these precious eggs amongst lots of recipients, whom they put on a waiting
This often means that they cannot synchronize the egg
collection of the donor with the endometrial receptive of the recipient, which is why a lot
of these cycles fail.
Then these patients are pushed into doing surrogacy,
because they're told, "If you can't get pregnant with your own eggs, and
with donor eggs, then your only choice is surrogacy."
This is really tragic, because these patients are getting
a raw deal !
What they need to do is to go a good IVF clinic, which uses
frozen eggs , and can guarantee them that they will receive at least 10 top
quality frozen eggs for their treatment.
The pregnancy rate with frozen eggs is better than with
fresh eggs, because we don't have to worry about synchronising cycles - we thaw
the frozen donor eggs only when the recipient's endometrium is ready.
Also, when we thaw these eggs, the survival rate is 100%,
which means these frozen eggs turn into top quality fresh blastocysts, with a
high implantation rate !