Anyone here familiar with IVF/ donor eggs/ donor sperm?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t have any advice but I did want to say I’ve been thinking about you! I pray that everything works out!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

The last time I read up on IVF stats it takes an average of 3 rounds to get pregnant. 

If you’re concerned about CF, you have a couple good options. If you go with donor sperm, which is way easier and cheaper, the easiest plan would be to pick a non-caucasian sperm donor, as the rate of CF is significantly lower in other ethnic groups. Another option would be to contact the sperm donor company and see if they do any genetic carrier screening on their donors. If donor sperm guy isn’t a CF carrier, the kids should be carriers for CF but unaffected.

If you’re going with donor eggs, you would also want to check about genetic screening to be sure the egg donor isn’t a CF carrier. 

Also, if you’re okay with using IVF you have the possibility of using your eggs adn your husband’s sperm and then doing CF genetic testing on the embryos and only implaning the embryos that don’t have CF. You run the risk of not having any embryos to transfer, but it’s another possibility to think about.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@chelles07:  Don”t know anything about donor egg/sperm, but I was just about to go look for your other thread, to see if you haf posted any update. You’re still in my thoughts hun! Like I said before,  you will be a mama, and a great one!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

chelles07:  hey hun, just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you lately and been praying for you. Not sure if you’ve decided on a route yet, but there is a bee on the 1+ who was using a surrogate that just got pregnant. Not sure, if that was a route you had considered, but the bee’s name is, Andielovesj. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not sure if you’ve made a desision yet, but when we were looking at DS, the bank absolutely tested their donors for the CF mutation.  If you go that route, you can do IUI rather than IVF.  Regarding how many times it takes for IVF to work, it totally depends on the person.  Are there any issues with you that affect your ability to get pregnant?  With my cycles, I transferred 2 embryos, and was told that I had a 60% chance of pregnancy each time.  I’ve done just one fresh round, but had embryos to freeze (not everyone does).  My fresh round was a bfn (they found an endometrial issue with me after that, so then I was on a protocol to fix that before my FET), but I’m now 10 weeks pregnant after my FET.  We transferred 2.  One was blighted, but one is measuring right on schedule.  The success rates for FETs are often slightly higher than fresh since the body isn’t still dealing with the stim meds.

Good luck!

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