Waterstone Clinic has the longest running egg donation treatment service in Ireland. We have very high success rates and a variety of programmes: you are in good hands.
What is egg donation?
Egg donation is a treatment that involves using eggs provided by a donor for a cycle of IVF treatment. At Waterstone Clinic, our dedicated egg donation team are with you every step of the way to support your journey.
Why would I need an egg donor?
Few couples come to us seeking egg donation in the first instance, most explore this option after investigations reveal serious fertility concerns, or following unsuccessful fertility treatments. While many are sceptical when considering the option, those that have their baby in their arms can attest to the wonderful opportunity egg donation gives to fulfil that dream of carrying and nurturing your baby in the womb, giving birth to your baby, and making your family.
There are many reasons why egg donation may be suggested as a treatment option. In cases where ovarian function is so poor that the chance of achieving pregnancy with the woman’s own eggs is extremely unlikely; in cases such as:
- Premature ovarian insufficiency/premature menopause
- Following IVF cycles where egg numbers and/or egg quality have been severely poor.
- Where the female partner has had both ovaries surgically removed or has non-functioning ovaries from birth
- Infertility as a result of chemotherapy
- Women with Turner’s syndrome
Egg donation usually includes three people: the donor, the recipient woman and recipient partner. The donor undergoes the stimulation part of an IVF cycle to produce several eggs. These eggs are then collected and fertilised with the male recipient’s sperm. One or two of the resultant embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterus 3- 5 days later in order for her to become pregnant.
Egg donation treatment at Waterstone Clinic
We offer a selection of egg donation packages: egg donation with a known donor, a no-travel option with anonymous or identifiable donors, and a support package when patients travel to clinics abroad. We only partner with international clinics who offer an affordable service that does not compromise on quality, ethics and success.