2nd donor cycle after two miscarriages

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    alani breeze

    Hello, my name is Kim and next time will be my third attempt with donor eggs, even though the first time it was unsuccessful. Before moving on to donor eggs, I underwent IVF using my own eggs, but I didn’t get too many eggs, so only a single embryo was finally able to implant, although it ended up in a miscarriage after all. After that, my doctor decided that given my results, the best thing for me to do would be moving to egg donation, and that’s what I did. Unfortunately it didn’t work one more time and I had a 2nd miscarriage. I am now somewhat hopeful that it works this time even though my odds of getting pregnant via egg donation are not 100%… That’s why I wish to start a 2nd donor cycle

    January 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear alani,

    Donor egg success rates are usually as high as 60% per cycle, although it depends on the patient’s medical history and each fertility clinic. Anyhow, and even though pregnancy success rates with donor eggs are quite high, this does not translate into success with the first attempt. Thus, you are right to try with a second donor cycle.

    As for miscarriage, examining the causes of your recurrent miscarriages would be interesting. In fact, this is known as recurrent pregnancy loss and there exist many reasons behind this type of miscarriage. Testing for thrombophilia or immunological factors may increase the odds of getting pregnant and allow you to carry a pregnancy to term.

    Best wishes

    January 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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