DALLAS wrote:After much thought and consideration I think that DH and I are going to opt for using donor eggs. I met with my RE this week and she thinks it is my best option, as do I. I have been thinking about this for some time. She only gives me less than 50% chance with my eggs (my AMH .68). If I do a donor cycle it will be greater than 60%. I am really ok with this decision. My question is for those who have done this before..... How many eggs/embryos did you get? Did it work on the first try?? I am hoping to use a donor just for me so that I can get some to freeze. I am concerned about doing a shared donor cycle b/c there may not be enough eggs for both couples to share and have some freeze. Anything you can share about your experience will be greatly appreciated!
Typically, patients who opt to use an egg donor have less than 20% chance of success with their own eggs, often very near zero. Most IVF patients have less than 50% chance of success, and the national average live birth rates are <50% in every age group. I am not sure why she would recommend donor egg because your chances are <50%.
As for the 60% figure, check their SART rate for donor cycles. Keep in mind that is a per transfer success rate. Then reduce it a little bit to account for the occasional canceled cycles.
Cycle cancellation in egg donor cycles are usually to avoid OHSS. Egg donors are often young high responders and might produce 30 eggs, maybe even more. With response like that, many clinics will cancel the cycle because of OHSS risk, and you are stuck for the bill, with no eggs and no pregnancy. To avoid any need for cancellations in donor cycles, see if your clinic puts donors on antagonist cycles and then uses Lupron triggers if they have a very high ovarian response. I would not do a donor cycle at any clinic that did not do it that way, because I would not want to get stuck for the bill for a canceled cycle and have no eggs to show for it.
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