Egg donation in North Cyprus – Who will benefit from egg donation ?
In cases where women are unable to generate potentially viable egg cells for normal pregnancy or for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the centre usually recommends our program in egg donation in North Cyprus. The low egg reserves in the ovary are typically seen among older women. The increasing chronologic age of the mother corresponds to the progressive decrease in the number of ovarian follicles which usually happens in the 3rd to 4th decade of life. In some instances, women at their 20’s may suffer from “premature menopausal” that is why they can also benefit from the egg donation in North Cyprus program from our IVF centre. Moreover, patients who may be rendered infertile due to a current chemotherapy for cancer, and those mothers with serious familial disorders that are unwilling to pass it on to their offspring may require egg donation in Cyprus IVF centre.
Egg donation in North Cyprus – Where does the donor egg come from?
The Cyprus IVF centre has a very large database of pre-screened healthy and young egg donors for the program. At North Cyprus IVF centre, we take pride in our system for using the freshest egg from each donor cycle during each IVF procedure. Dr Firdevs and the team meticulously screen all the egg donors personally especially on heritable diseases and genetic diseases that may be transmitted to the offspring before they are enrolled to the program in egg donation in Cyprus IVF centre. Egg donors are usually within the age range of 20 to 26 year old with the mean age average falling within early 20’s ensuring the healthiest possible egg source for egg donation in North Cyprus program. Egg donors are superovulated only at the time of your need to access the freshest egg from the ovarian reserve pool for a higher success rate during the IVF procedure. On the average, we harvest 10 to 20 eggs from your donor which are exclusively used for your IVF cycle consumption. In this way, our program on egg donation in Cyprus guarantees all clients a minimum of “10” fresh and healthy eggs per cycle. Please refer to our “10 Egg Guarantee” from our website for more detailed information on the egg donation in North Cyprus program.
Egg donation in North Cyprus – Can my child trace his or her donor ?
No, the program on egg donation in Cyprus IVF centre maintain the absolute anonymity of the donor with all of our dealings being strictly confidential. In this way, the child will never be able to identify his or her egg donor at any point. The egg donor in the same way, are completely barred from knowing the identity of the couples receiving the egg, and from knowing whether the IVF procedure was successful or not. This double blind procedure will ensure that egg donors will never be able to trace the children born from their egg donation in North Cyprus.
Although some countries like those in the United Kingdom legally provides the right for the children born from donated sperms or eggs to find out their donor’s identity when they reach the age of 18, our confidentiality clause for the egg donation if North Cyprus program is bounded to keep the identity of the donor confidential at all cost especially when the IVF procedures are done within the country. Because the majority of the couples receiving egg donation in North Cyprus elect to keep the identity of the donor from their children, this standard operating procedure of confidentiality is of utmost advantage to our couple clients.
Egg donation in North Cyprus – Can a relative or friend donate eggs ?
There is an increasing trend among couples lately, preferring eggs from a close relative or a friend instead of using unknown donors from our program of egg donation in North Cyprus. In these cases, our IVF center must subject the preferred donor into screening and scanning tests to make sure the reserve eggs are healthy and that the donor does not have any inheritable genetic disease. When everything is cleared, the preferred donor is then stimulated to ovulate in synchrony with your menstrual cycle. The rest of the IVF procedures will then be similar compared to rest of the subjects as outlined in succeeding paragraphs.
Egg donation in North Cyprus – What are the tests performed on the egg donors ?
All prospective egg donors are subjected to a battery of tests to ensure that they can produce viable eggs for the IVF program and that they are free from any infectious and genetic diseases. The following tests are administered to prospective donors for egg donation in North Cyprus:
– Tests for Infectious diseases
Anti-HIV – test for HIV/AIDS infection
Anti-HCV – test for Hepatitis C virus infection
Rubella IgG – test for German measles infection
CMV IgG – test for Cytomegalovirus infection
HbsAg – test for Hepatitis B virus infection
VDRL – test for Syphilis infection
Note: Qualified donors for the egg donation in North Cyprus program are screened every two months for infectious diseases to ensure that none of them contracted the disease before the egg donation process.
– Hormones tests
Follicle Stimulating Hormones, Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, Estradiol and Prolactin
– Genetic Diseases
Cystic fibrosis, Maple Syrup Urine Disease (Phenylketonuria), Thalassemia minor or major, Haemophilia A and B, Familial Mediterranean Fever, etc.
Egg donation in North Cyprus – How do I get started ?
STEP 1: REGISTRATION
Prospective clients link with the International Patients Coordinators to appraise them about the treatment and address their initial queries about the procedures. When the client is already confident and certain that she will go through the procedure, a Medical Information Form will be sent for you to accomplish. This form will give an overview about your Full Medical History as well as your personal expectation on the procedure to be undertaken. We may be requiring a recent photograph of you for us to determine your treatment plan and prepare a short list of probable donors from the program on egg donation in North Cyprus based on your physical features. Upon submission of the Medical Information Form, you will be required by the centre to make an initial deposit of 200 Euros to close the booking of the treatment. The said deposit are no longer refundable and should be consummated within 6 months from payment.
STEP 2: DONOR SELECTION
The program on egg donation in North Cyprus reserves the full anonymity of the egg donors from the clients; thus, no photographs or personal details shall be given at any point of the treatment. Although we cannot legally share photographs of donors to prospective clients, we can give you pertinent data that might influence your selection decisions. The following donor parameters from the egg donation in North Cyprus program are initially prepared and tabulated for the client’s perusal:
– Eye Colour
– Hair Colour
– Educational Background
– Occupational Background
Our extensive database of donors has a wide array of profiles ranging from blonde hair having blue eyes, to brown hair having brown eyes. We possess a wide variety of nationalities with different weight and height profiles. Dr. Firdevs routinely meets the prospective donors in person during their regular screening and testing at the IVF centre clinic. This may help her in matching your distinct personal facial and physical features from your photographs with that of the donors’. The most common enquiry encountered is whether we have available donors having a specific nationality and ethnicity as requested by the clients. So far, our wide variety of donor pool includes donors with African descent, Asian descent, Scandinavian descent, and a lot more. There is practically no face that we can’t match. We can suggest a number of donors from the egg donation in North Cyprus program to match your physical features and approximate your personal criteria to help achieve the desired outcome. From these lists, you can select your donor of choice for the IVF procedure. The selected donor shall then be contacted for her consent and reserved for your next IVF cycle. Consequently, they are not allowed to participate in any other program of egg donation in North Cyprus before your scheduled treatment.
STEP 3: MEDICATIONS
During this time, you shall have decided on the probable date of your egg donation treatment. The centre will be sending you prescriptions for your medications even before you reach Cyprus. This prescription medications may be obtained from your local pharmacy or you may order them online from our pharmacy partners in the UK who delivers medicines worldwide. The medication plan will be very detailed and specific in guiding you on what to take and when to take it. Our trunk lines (phone numbers) at the centre are printed on the prescription pad headings, are always open for your enquiries should there be any. Our phone coordinators are most willing to be of service to you anytime of the week and anytime of the day. Please note that we may recommend contraceptives to regulate your menstrual cycle, and for us to synchronize your donor’s egg donation in North Cyprus at the precise date as expected.
What medications are given before I go to Cyprus ?
Patients who are in their menopausal period (not having monthly periods), they will be given oral Estradiol (Progynova) tablets for a duration of 10 to 12 days to thicken the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus).
Patients who are still menstruating are given injectable Gonapeptyl depot which is a sustained release formulation of triptorellin to control the release of estrogen and progesterone in the body. In the same way, you will also be given Progynova tablets for 10 to 12 days to thicken the endometrium as preparation.
What medications are given while I’m in Cyprus ?
Upon your arrival in North Cyprus, Dr. Firdevs will do a preliminary assessment of you and determine whether you will be requiring additional medications to increase your chances of success in our program of egg donation in North Cyprus. The following medications may be prescribed to you while you are in North Cyprus: Doxycycline (Monodox) antibiotics, Prednisolone (Prednol) tablets, Progesterone (Progestan) pessaries, Enoxaparin (Clexane) injections, and Hydroxyprogesterone caproate USP (Proluton).
STEP 4: ARRIVAL IN CYPRUS
Our friendly patient coordinators and Dr. Firdevs will personally welcome you to our IVF centre in North Cyprus upon your arrival. On your first day at the IVF centre, a trans-vaginal ultrasound shall be performed to assess whether your endometrial lining is thick enough for the embryo transfer. At this point, Dr. Firdevs may prescribe you with additional medications to increase the chances of your success. Concurrently, your donor’s egg shall already be ready for collection in a day or two from your arrival.
On the day of the egg collection, our centre will require your partner (if applicable) to provide us with a sample of his semen needed to create the embryo. To ensure the production of healthy sperms, a three day abstinence period shall be required prior to the actual semen sampling.
STEP 5: EMBRYO PREPARATION
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure is performed to all cases to achieve fertilisation. ICSI involves the injection of a single sperm directly to the egg to facilitate fertilisation. This procedure facilitates sperm penetration without going through any barriers surrounding the egg to ensure a successfully fertilised embryo. Although ICSI is usually indicated for patients with low sperm quality, Dr. Firdevs of North Cyprus IVF Centre elects to use this procedure in all her patients for free regardless of sperm quality to increase the chances of a successful fertilisation. After the sperm cell has been injected, the embryo is then incubated for 24 hours in our laboratory and carefully monitored by a team of veteran embryologists to make sure that fertilisation has actually taken place. At this point, our patient coordinators will be updating you on the fertilisation status of your embryos.
In the next few days, the fertilised embryos are left to develop in the laboratory while continually incubated. Strict quality control measures are implored to avoid any abrupt changes in humidity and temperature for these may hamper the development of the embryos. The North Cyprus IVF centre follows a stringent international standard on embryo handling; thus, we can guarantee the best quality embryos for all our clients.
STEP 6: EMBRYO TRANSFER
The embryo transfer procedure is performed after 3 to 5 days from egg collection. Dr. Firdevs will be using a vaginal speculum to expose the cervix where it is cleansed with a sterile solution. At this point, the fertilised embryo along with the culture media is loaded into a plastic tube catheter with an attached syringe on the other end. Dr. Firdevs will then guide the catheter through the vagina and through the cervical os to carefully release the embryo to uterus with a gentle push of the syringe plunger. To ensure better accuracy and the proper placement of the embryo within the uterus, all embryo transfer procedures done in the centre are ultrasound guided. Our centre’s program on egg donation in North Cyprus guarantees 10 good quality eggs per client where the best three embryos are carefully selected by Dr. Firdevs for the transfer. This process significantly increases the chance of success and pregnancy for all our clients. The remaining high quality embryos are cryogenically preserved for future use.
STEP 7: DEPARTURE FROM CYPRUS
After the transfer procedure is concluded, you may be allowed to head home to resume your normal living routines. You will be advised to take special precautions especially on strenuous activities that may affect the implanted embryo. Sun bathing and hot baths should be avoided at all cost for this may alter the core temperature within the uterus and affect the developing embryo. Sexual intercourse should be avoided within the first two weeks after the embryo transfer. Regular coitus can be performed beyond this time for as long as there are no signs of vaginal bleeding or uterine cramping. The embryo placement is secured in a very safe location within the uterus; thus, normal activities like walking, shopping and driving may be permitted on a day to day basis. However, it is imperative that all take home medications given from embryo transfer should be complied with religiously to ensure a successful pregnancy.
STEP 8: PREGNANCY TEST
At the twelfth (12th) day from embryonic transfer, an early pregnancy HCG blood test may be performed. Urine HCG test may not be able to detect pregnancy at this stage of fetal development. The HCG blood test can be performed with your private physician or any fertility clinics available at your home town. In situations where a HCG blood tests are not available, an early morning urine sample for urine HCG test may be used, but it should be performed on the 14th day from embryo transfer for it to be accurate.
What happens if the Blood HCG Test becomes positive ?
It is most imperative that patients should continue to take the prescribed medications until the 12th week of pregnancy. It is also important to inform your doctor that you are pregnant, so that a pelvic ultrasound may be performed at the 7th week of gestation to confirm the number of embryos that have successfully implanted, and monitor the foetal heartbeat of the baby.
What happens if the Blood HCG Test becomes negative ?
Patients are consequently advised to discontinue all medications. It is expected that you may experience withdrawal bleeding after the cessation of the drugs taken. Your monthly menstrual cycle is expected to normalize within 4 to 6 weeks.
What happens if the Urine HCG Test becomes negative ?
At this point, patients are advised to repeat the said urine test after 2 days from initial test while prescribed medications must be continued as instructed. When the second test shows another negative result, medications are then discontinued and expect a withdrawal bleeding afterwards. Menstrual cycle are expected to normalize in 4 to 6 weeks from the cessation of drugs.
For more information about our program on egg donation in North Cyprus, please don’t hesitate to call or keep in touch with us. We are always happy and eager to answer all your enquiries and concerns.