Being a mother with donor eggs - Reproclinic

Being a mother with donor eggs

Italy is the European country in which more first-time mothers over 40 were registered in 2015 (8%), followed by Spain (7.4%) and Greece in third place (5.5%). Although the average age to be a mother at a European level was 29 years, 45% of those consulted were over 30. The figures are very similar in the United States and Canada.

This fact reveals a reality that we see every day in assisted reproduction clinics: more and more women in the world delay motherhood.

The difficulty to handle personal life with the professional one; the development of either personal or work projects; economic instability; the dissolution of a couple and the beginning of a new relationship at a more mature age and even the fact that each time the relationships are formalized later, are leading to a postponement of the age to be a mother.

There is a significant number of women who want to have children after age 40, but the older they get, the more difficulties they’ll have to face, either to get pregnant or to conceive a healthy child. About 85% of the embryos analyzed of women between 39 to 42 years old present genetic anomalies, which can lead to an abortion or to the gestation of a child who presents some type of chromosomal syndrome.

Thus, assisted reproduction with donor eggs becomes an ideal solution for women with poor quality of ovules and / or women over 40 years, pretending to achieve the same pregnancy chances as women younger than 35 would, with healthy ovules.


How is In Vitro Fertilization performed with egg donation?

It is a simple technique with high success. Basically, it consists of carrying out two parallel treatments: one to the donor and another to the woman receiving the ovules.


  • The ovum donor undergoes an ovarian stimulation treatment, consisting of a daily administration of hormones to stimulate the ovules. Once mature, a hormone that induces ovulation is administered. Finally, an ovarian puncture is performed by sedation, with which the follicular fluid and the ovule are obtained.


  • The semen sample is obtained and In Vitro Fertilization is performed in the laboratory, selecting the most competent embryos for the transfer. Semen can be either from the partner or from the donor.


  • The recipient undergoes an endometrial preparation treatment to receive the fertilized embryos. It begins with a complete medical study to rule out causes of sterility and the preparation of the endometrium by means of estrogen patches. Finally the embryos are transferred to the maternal uterus of the recipient.


What are the chances of pregnancy?

This is one of the techniques of assisted reproduction with greater possibilities of pregnancy, regardless of the age of the pregnant woman. The pregnancy rate per transfer is usually 66.8% and the rate of child living at home by transfer is around 56.8%.


Why choose Reproclinic to perform this treatment?

At Reproclinic we have our own highly specialized laboratory that allows us to offer maximum safety and traceability during the egg donation process.

Spain is one of the leading countries in assisted reproduction treatments and the number one in egg donation. This is mainly due to these four factors:


  • The donation of ovules is anonymous and always looking for the maximum phenotypic and immunological similarity with the recipient.


  • We have the best technology and professionals


  • Maximum biological security. Donors go through a strict selection process, beyond the standards that govern Spanish legislation.


  • Convenient price In Spain, the donation of ovules is altruistic, which reduces costs compared to other countries.

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