typical # of eggs retrieved from donor

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2007
typical # of eggs retrieved from donor
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 5:56pm

Hi everyone,

I have been lurking for awhile and we have selected a donor.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 6:33pm

Hi and welcome!

I would think it's pretty variable ... even from cycle to cycle!

Are you sharing the eggs or will you get all the eggs?


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Registered: 07-25-2007
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 6:42pm
It's so hard to say because most of it depends on the quality. You said she's a repeat donor- have her past cycles yielded good quality eggs? If so, then I'd think 12 should be good enough. If her egg quality isn't the best, then you might want more than 12. I'd have to assume that if your clinic is allowing her to donate again, then her egg quality is probably pretty good. GL and KUP!


TTC May, 2007Initial Diagnosis: MFI4 IUI's w/ Clomid- all BFNIVF #1 June- Lupron protocol. 9 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 day transfer, 1 x 7 cell grade A= BFNDiagnosis: bad eggsIVF #2 September- Antagon protocol. 6 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 day transfer, 2 x 8 cell perfect embies, 1 x 5 cell slow-poke.Result: POSITIVE beta on 10/6- 43.7Beta #2 on 10/8: 139, Beta # 3 on 10/10: 382u/s #1 on 10/17: 1 sac measuring 5w3dM/C on 10/24Next up: seeking 2nd opinion of doc who specializes in diagnosis and m/c. Diagnosis: Low ovarian reserve and problem w/ Sperm DNA (DFI)DH on high doses of Antioxidants to help w/ DFI. Results went from 30.7% down to 17.2%! YIPPEEE!!IVF #3 February, 2009- Retrieval 2/22/09-5 eggs2/23/09- Fert report. Only 1 mature egg out of the 5. It did fertilize normally2/25/09- ET- Transfered one perfect 8 cell embie. STICK BABY STICK!!3/7/09- AF Arrived. BFNMay, 2009- IVF #45/14/09- Retrieval of 16 eggs, 9 mature, 7 fertilized5/17/09- Transfer of 4 embies- one 8 cell grade A, one 7 cell grade A, two 6 cell grade B5/29/09- BFP! HCG: 121. 6/1/09 HCG: 407. 6/3/09: HCG 984. 6/5/09: HCG 20536/8/09- early u/s showing gestational sac- no yolk. HCG only rose to 3,698. Not a good sign6/10/09- more u/s and bw6/16/09- no yolk sac- m/c D&CNEXT UP: DE w/ my sister as the donor. Lupron to begin on 8/25/09. Stims started on 9/7/0910/2/09- DE IVF cycle #1- BFNMoving on to anonymous DE and HOPEFULLY cycling in DecemberDE Cycle #2 (IVF #6): ER of 23 eggs, 21 maturee, all 21 fertilized!!!
ET on 12/19/09- 2 x 5 day blasts (4AB and 3 AB) both rated very, very good by the embryologist!
Beta on 12/30....PLEASE GOD!!!!!!!!!!


6-time IVF Survivor

2 m/c's

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-20-2009
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 8:00pm

Hi, our donor was 26 and they retrieved 11 eggs.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2007
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 8:13pm

Thanks Ladies for all your responses!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-2008
Wed, 01-06-2010 - 12:45pm


I just wanted to say welcome and best of luck with your DE cycle.


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July