Hi guys. So my friends first IVF cycle failed. We don't understand why this happened. She has started another cycle. I really hope it works this time. She has lost all hopes. We need your prayers.
I'm sorry for your friend. She must be lucky to have you by side. Since it's egg quality, there might be 2 possible options for her now.
#1 Using donor egg. Because the goal of egg donation is to obtain multiple eggs in one cycle, your egg donor testing will include several blood tests, a gynecological exam and an ultrasound to evaluate ovarian reserve. Understanding ovaries’ ability to produce eggs is crusial. The timing of these tests is important. as some must be performed on specific days of menstrual cycle to accurately measure specific hormone levels and body’s response to them. On the third day of cycle, fertility specialist orders blood tests to measure blood levels of: Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Estradiol (E2). Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH). Fertility specialist will also perform a vaginal ultrasound assessment to count pre-antral/antral ovarian follicles. If fewer than 10 follicles are seen, a woman may not qualify as a donor.
Biotex com clinic always requires its donors to be drug-free and healthy. So they will have either a blood or urine test to check for evidence of illicit drug use. Within 30 days of scheduled donation, additional blood tests will be ordered to test: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Prolactin. Complete blood count. Blood type. Rh factor. In accordance with requirements, blood work will also be ordered to check for sexually transmitted diseases, including: Chlamydia. Gonorrhea. Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C. HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Syphilis.
Additional egg donor testing will be performed to rule out genetic disorders. These blood tests are particularly valuable for women who are curious about whether they may carry an inheritable disease or disorder.
All donors are genetically tested for the cystic fibrosis mutation. And tests for other diseases – such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia or Tay-Sachs disease – may also be performed based on ethnicity or family history. A donor must be sure to mention any specific concerns about her family history to a fertility specialist. and be aware that women with a personal history of certain conditions are excluded from egg donor program. Among these are: Cleft palate. Spina bifida. Congenital heart malformation. Hip dislocation. Albinism. Hemophilia. Hemoglobin disorder. Hereditary hypercholesterolemia. Neurofibromatosis (NF). Tuberous sclerosis. Hereditary cancers.
Unfortunately, this way she'll lose the genetic relation to the baby. OR
#2. Try out a completely new method of mitochondria donation. To carry out such a procedure, an egg donor with a high functional activity of mitochondria, a patient, and sperm for in vitro fertilization are required. Healthy functionally active mitochondria are taken from a donor’s oocyte and integrated with the patient’s cells. Next, fertilization with sperm and transfer of a healthy embryo into the patient’s uterus is performed. Mitochondria donation is a unique assistive reproductive technology, which is basically the implantation of a healthy and functionally active donor mitochondria into the cells of an infertile patient, that provides the patient’s cell with the necessary energy and contributes to successful pregnancy. Mitochondrial DNA and Human DNA are different things. It only gives that necessary energy to the oocyst and helps with developing an embryo and make it stronger. DNA is in the core of the mitochondria, which are not used for donation. Therefore, genetically, mitochondria have no effect on the embryo!!
I hope she'll decide on what suits her better. Fingers crossed for the coming round successful. smile