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    How to Choose an Egg Donor

    If an egg donor is needed on your path to parenthood, there are many things to consider. Some people choose a friend or a family member to be an egg donor for them, while others choose to work through an agency or fertility clinic, which can pair egg donors with you. We considered being the best egg donation clinic in San Diego because we can help you find the best-matched egg donor. We shortlist the best quality egg donors in California.

    Many Intended Parents make the mistake of placing their focus only on physical characteristics such as body structure, hair, or eye color.  However, there is more to choosing an egg donor than that.

    Finding a quality egg donor can mean the difference between a successful IVF procedure and disappointment. The number of eggs and their quality determine how successful was the egg donation procedure. Egg’s ability to result in a successful pregnancy can also determine how successful is the donation.

    Success and number of embryos

    The chances of a successful pregnancy rely heavily on the quality of eggs. The more high-quality eggs you have, the more opportunities you have to repeat the procedure if needed. 

    The success rate of surrogacy procedures is 65% for high-quality fresh eggs to 45% for medium quality embryos. A successful pregnancy is not guaranteed after any IVF procedure. Therefore, you might need to repeat your transfer cycle, with high-quality embryos. For this reason, the more high-quality eggs you have, the greater are your chances of success.

    On average, an egg donation cycle will typically result in 12 to 14 eggs, of which 10 to 12 become viable embryos. Out of the ten viable embryos, around 3 or 4 will be of high quality. The goal of an IVF procedure is to have as many high-quality embryos as possible, and for this to occur, you must choose a donor that can provide at least 12 or more eggs in a single egg donation cycle. If the number of retrieved eggs is less than 12, then you may not have enough high-quality embryos to repeat your transfer cycle and ensure a successful pregnancy.

    A donor with a good fertility history can produce up to 18 or more eggs each cycle. This is enough for several attempts and provides an excellent chance of a successful pregnancy.

    Why should you ask questions?

    For this reason, it’s important to ask questions about the fertility history of ea