If you are looking to help offset the costs of your own IVF treatments a shared IVF cycle might be the perfect choice for you. Women who partake in shared IVF cycles go into their procedure with the intention of donating some of their own eggs to another person in order to help reduce the costs of their own IVF treatment.
How it Works
A shared IVF cycle is quite simple really. 2 women prepare for IVF, but only 1 of the 2 is going to be producing eggs. Some of the eggs produced by the donor will be given to the recipient and IVF will ensue. IVF is carried out as it normally would be, with the woman’s partner’s sperm or donor sperm and once IVF is finished, the embryos are placed into each woman.
The way costs are divided up between donor and recipient vary depending on your particular clinic or surgery center, but there are shared IVF cycles where the egg recipient pays for half or more of the total IVF costs. Not every woman is able to undergo shared IVF cycles and if you do go through with the procedure you must be sure of your decision because if your IVF procedure fails you may not have enough extra eggs to induce a successful pregnancy.