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    But wouldn't using donor eggs be the same as ivf? Also If we used donor eggs doing ivf and could not get pregnent then could we go through surrogacy?

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    Yes, using donor eggs would be IVF, but your issue could come down to egg or embyo quality. If you try an egg donor and are unsuccessful and you have your IVF specialist agree surrogacy is your only option, then you would be classed as eligible for surrogacy. I would suggest you talk to your IVF specialist about egg donation and surrogacy and get his or her opinion first. Good luck

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    Hi,

    simrach thanks very much for this info it is very useful.

    Happy couple

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    Hi I just spoke to a counsellor in brisbane regarding using donor eggs and a surrogate if my eggs were of poor quality due to age. He told me no that under qld law, you can only use surrogacy if you are unable to carry a pregnancy. I could use donor eggs and go through an ivf pregnancy myself.

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    Ok, I realise I have been confusing you. You should try using donor eggs yourself to start with. This would include finding an egg donor, creating embryo's using her eggs and your partner's sperm and then transferring the embryo into yourself to try and get pregnant. There is a chance the reason you have been unable to get pregnant is because of your egg quality. Your egg quality rapidly declines after 35yrs. I have donated my eggs 4 times, and all of my recipients were well into their 40's, one was even 50 when she got pregnant. I truly think you will have a good chance getting pregnant yourself with donor eggs. If, after multiple transfers you are still unable to get pregnant, then you may be eligible for surrogacy. Does that make sense?? Sorry to confuse you. The person you spoke to is correct, all Australian surro laws state you must be unable to carry a pregnancy yourself to be eligible for surrogacy. This would mean you would either not have a uterus, have a major health problem that would either put yourself, or your unborn baby's life at risk, or have unexplained infertiity. Unexplained infetility is usually when you have had multiple (and I mean 10 or more) attempts at IVF and failed. Usually Dr's will only clear you for unexplained intertility after years of trying IVF. Is that a little bit clearer??

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    Hi,

    Thanks that was more easy to understand thanks!! we have tried ivf twice dont know if i could do it another 8 times though!!

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    10 tries at IVF is not a definitive guideline, but your IVF specialist has to be convinced you have exhausted all other options. Sorry to confuse you. Goodluck!

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    Hi,

    Just wondering simrach, if we had tried ivf twice and had not tried again for a few years then tried it again with donor eggs multiple times over 1-2 years at the most would that qualify us for surrogacy do you think?

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    Hi happycouple,
    Is there a particular reason why you are not pregnant? Like endometriosis, heart problem etc etc (theres so many reasons). If so, then it is likely your specialist would be able to safely say that you wouldnt be able to get pregnant, nor carry a baby to term.

    IF you arnt getting pregnant, for unknown reasons, then generally a guideline of 8 or more IVF attempts is required.

    Good luck,

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    Hi,

    Thanks Aimee. Do you know over what period of time this can be done? we had two attempts so far one about 4 years ago another about 5 years ago. If we had another 6 over the next year or so would that count?


 

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