Infertile families who choose IVF and achieve a healthy pregnancy may have additional embryos once they’ve finished growing their family. Many of these couples choose to donate their unused embryos to another person or couple for implantation. This helps other infertile families grow and supports the life of the embryo.
Today, there are an estimated one million frozen embryos in the United States and approximately 6.1 million infertile American women.
Embryo donation success rates
The average pregnancy success rate using embryo donation is high. The embryo donation success rate for pregnancy is slightly higher than standard IVF implantation success rates. This is likely because the donated or adopted embryos have undergone preimplantation genetic testing. Preimplantation genetic testing is a procedure used prior to implantation to help identify genetic defects within the embryo.
Five reasons to choose embryo donation
The skilled doctors at Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility want to ensure you understand all aspects of embryo donation and how it can help you grow your family. Here are our top five reasons to choose embryo donation:
- Most agencies and fertility clinics have embryos readily available.
- It allows the intended mother to enjoy the experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
- It can be less expensive than egg donation.
- The embryo is already created, reducing a step in the IVF process.
- Embryo donation maintains neutrality regarding the genetic connection to the child, which is important to some couples.
If you are a women aged 25-40 and have gone through unsuccessful IVF treatment, you are not alone. The skilled physicians at Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility want to help you achieve your dream of growing a family with help from embryo donation—the success rates speak for themselves. Call us at 866-537-2461.