Egg Sharing Questions

Prices

I'd like to know the costs of an egg sharing cycle including any pre treatment tests/scans etc. that I or my partner may need. Thank you.

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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.

As an egg-sharer, your treatment cycle of IVF/ICSI would cost £1,000, plus an additional £350 for pre-treatment screening tests and the current HFEA licence fee which is £80.00.  

Costs for donor sperm would be additional if applicable.

If you would like more information about the fertility treatments we can provide and their cost, please telephone our team on 0161 300 2730.

Timescales for egg sharing

I would like some more information on egg sharing IVF. What is the time scale for the whole process and also roughly what is the timescale for the ivf itself? When would I need to be at the clinic? It is not easy for me to get time off work and I have to book time off fairly far in advance so I would need this information quite far in advance of me starting the process.

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This information was published 1 year, 8 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

Every persons circumstances are different but typically the whole process for egg sharing IVF takes around 2-3 months to complete. This is of course subject to meeting the criteria and your test results. We also always aim to support you with appointments that fit in with your lifestyle and availability. 

Egg sharing criteria

I have 1 fresh cycle of IVF resulting in my son and 2 cycles with frozen embryos which both resulted in miscarriage. I am 34 and otherwise fit and healthy would I be accepted into your egg sharing programme?

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This information was published 2 years, 4 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

To be accepted onto our eg ahring programme you need to meet the following criteria:-
  • Be aged 35 or under
  • Be in a normal weight range – ie BMI of between 19-29
  • Have an Anti-Mullerian Hormone result >16.00 pmol/l
  • Have no personal or family history of inheritable disease
  • Be willing to undergo screening tests for medical conditions – these are designed to identify any disorders which could be potentially harmful to both the recipient and any baby born from your egg
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have no history of previous poor response to ovarian stimulation or more than two failed IVF attempts
  • Know (or be able to find out) your medical history and that of your immediate family - children, siblings, parents and grandparents
  • Agree to be registered with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as a donor
  • Be willing to be identified to any resulting children in the future
  • Not put yourself at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Not knowingly omit any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of your donation

If you can answer yes to all the above questions then you may be accepted as an egg sharer.

How long does it take for a cycle of egg sharing?

I'm going to do egg sharing in return for cheaper IVF. Can you tell me the time scale from start to finsh please?

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This information was published 2 years, 7 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

The length of time for a complete egg sharing cycle will depend on the protocol our Doctor decides is the best for you.  If you are on a long protocol the process can take 6-8 weeks whereas a short protocol is about 4 weeks.

Live Pregnancy Success Rate

I am looking at doing egg sharing with yourselves in the near future but I was wondering if you could advise me on your live pregnancy success rate?

This will be my third round and I am 32 (nearly 33), I recently found I have "thick blood" and was advised that on my next course of IVF with my previous hospital that I would need to have my blood thinned out when I have the embryo transferred. Would this be something you would do too?

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This information was published 4 years, 1 month ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

The live birth rate for patients under the age of 35 is 36% by embryo transfer. However, we don’t accept anyone onto our egg sharing programme if they have had two previous failed IVF cycles, so unfortunately you would not be eligible for our programme. 

Wanting to egg share

I am 29 and my BMI is 33 – I am currently reducing this on a weight loss programme. I have had two previous natural pregnancies with no problems, I have no known fertility issues and my partner and I would love a child together, and need ICSI for a chance of this to happen. I am wondering would I be accepted to egg share while losing weight? Thanks in advance.

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Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 4 years, 1 month ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

You will need to reduce your weight to have a BMI of 30 or lower to be accepted onto the egg sharing programme.  There are other acceptance criteria too such as hormone level and being a non-smoker.  More information can be found on our website.  Keep up losing your excess weight as this is really important if you are trying to conceive.

Egg Sharing

We started the egg sharing programme in 2013 after my wife suffered an ectopic pregnancy, which resulted in her having both tubes removed. However after the initial tests and before we started treatment we decided it was too soon after and we weren't in the right state of mind so we pulled out before a recipient for her eggs was found. We now feel like we have dealt with all our past issues and want to start trying for a baby. Would we be able to take part in the egg sharing programme again?

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Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 4 years, 1 month ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

I am sorry to hear about your ectopic pregnancy and glad that you now feel that you can try again.  It is difficult for me to answer whether you will be accepted as an egg sharer again as I don’t have details of your medical history.  I would suggest that you contact our Patient Advisors at the Unit and they will be able to advise you.

What is the lowest AMH blood test result you accept for egg sharing as a donor?

I am 35 and have an AMH of 14, assuming there were no other problems would this be acceptable to take part in egg sharing?

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This information was published 4 years, 5 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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.

To be an egg sharer at Manchester Fertility your AMH has to be 16pmol/l or over so unfortunately you would not meet our criteria.

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