Is Egg Retrieval Harmful?

 

Will donating eggs hurt my chances of pregnancy later on in life? 

Dr. Daniel Skora, Fertility Specialists of Texas explains the egg donation process and how donating eggs will not hurt your chances of getting pregnant later on in life.

Does IVF diminish chances of pregnancy?

This is a misconception that is widely held. The reason that it's widely held is that people think that when "I grow all these eggs and take them out, those eggs are not available for that woman in the future". In reality, every month a woman's ovaries produce a group of eggs and the brain tells one of those eggs to grow and ovulate the rest of those eggs that were available that month dies off. So as a result of that women actually lose on average 100 or so eggs per month not just that one that they ovulate. So during IVF your doctor will be accessing all the eggs that were available only that month. These eggs would have died away anyways. This doesn't reduce their overall number of eggs for the future because these eggs wouldn't have been there anyway. As a result, a woman who does egg donation has just as much likelihood of getting pregnant on their own later on in life.

 

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