Egg donation and IVF

Hi.. I'm 27 years old with no previous medical problems and I'm considering the egg donation program. However I do not have children of my own yet and was wondering If my cycle of IVF was to fail, but the recipients worked what would be the situation and is that likely to happen?

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

It is possible that if you enter into an egg sharing scenario that the recipient of your eggs could conceive and you could fail.  This is why we insist on counselling prior to entering into an egg sharing cycle so that you are fully prepared if this happens.  If it did happen then you would be offered an appointment to come back to the clinic to discuss this with the doctor.