Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any doubts or questions about our fertility programs? Find answers to your questions in this section.
What is the difference between IVF, artificial insemination, and IVF with egg donors?
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) involves the fertilization of eggs and sperm outside the body, followed by the transfer of resulting embryos into the uterus. Artificial insemination, also known as intrauterine insemination (IUI), involves placing prepared sperm directly into the uterus to enhance the chances of fertilization. IVF with egg donors is similar to traditional IVF but involves using donated eggs from a third-party donor to create embryos.
How do we determine whether IVF, artificial insemination, or IVF with egg donors is the right choice for us?
The most appropriate treatment option will depend on several factors, such as the underlying causes of infertility, the woman's age, the quality and quantity of sperm, and any previous fertility treatments attempted. Our fertility specialists can assess your situation, conduct necessary tests, and provide recommendations based on your circumstances.
What are the success rates for IVF, artificial insemination, and IVF with egg donors?
Success rates can vary depending on various factors, including the woman's age, the quality of sperm and eggs, the expertise of the fertility clinic, and the specific treatment option chosen. Generally, IVF success rates are higher than those of artificial insemination. IVF with egg donors can offer higher success rates for couples where the woman's egg quality or quantity is a limiting factor. Our fertility specialists can provide more specific success rate information based on your circumstances.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with these treatments?
Like any medical procedure, IVF, artificial insemination, and IVF with egg donors carry certain risks and potential side effects. These can include multiple pregnancies, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), ectopic pregnancy, bleeding, infection, or psychological stress. It's essential to discuss potential risks and side effects with your fertility specialist, who will provide you with detailed information and address any concerns you may have.
How do we find a suitable egg donor?
If you are considering IVF with egg donors, we will guide you through finding a suitable egg donor from our Egg Donor database, which includes over 100 egg donors that have been extensively studied according to FDA regulations.
What are the emotional and psychological aspects of these treatments?
Fertility treatments can be emotionally challenging for couples. The process may involve feelings of stress, anxiety, disappointment, or grief, especially if multiple attempts are required. It's crucial to communicate openly with your partner, seek emotional support from family, friends, or support groups, and consider counseling services specializing in fertility-related concerns. Panama Fertility offers counseling services to help individuals and couples navigate the emotional aspects of these treatments.