Obstetrical Management and Outcome of Oocyte and Embryo Donation

  • Laxmi V. Baxi


In the past 20 years, an abundance of patients have undergone various modalities of assisted reproduction. However, a paucity of publication deals with the management and outcome of pregnant patients undergoing oocyte or embryo donation. Sauer et al. introduced the terminology of prenatal or intrauterine adoption when, in addition to oocyte donation, the source of the sperm is also a donor rather than the patient’s spouse; thus, neither of the gametes belong to the patient and her spouse.1 With advancing age the fecundity of the female declines, particularly after the age of 40.1 Oocyte donation is often considered by women who are either in postreproductive age (postmenopausal) or have had premature ovarian failure (POF). Others, who are devoid of their ovarian function either as a result of surgery—oophorectomy—or irradiation or chemotherapy, also desire treatment.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Perinatal Mortality Multiple Pregnancy Assisted Reproduction Premature Ovarian Failure 
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