Can I have twins with egg donation?

Cufflinks with egg donation

Egg donation or egg donation is an assisted reproduction technique that has helped many couples to fulfill the dream of forming families with children, it is an option for people who do not have a good ovarian reserve or simply do not have eggs.

This treatment consists of the use of donated eggs that are fertilized by in vitro fertilization and later transferred to the uterus of the pregnant patient.

In vitro fertilization with egg donation

For its part, in vitro fertilization is a treatment in which an egg is fertilized with a sperm in a laboratory, which allows us to obtain embryos that will be transferred to the patient's uterus. These eggs can be from the patient, but if required, those from a donor can be used.

The idea is to obtain the largest number of embryos, which are studied and selected to choose the best ones that improve the chances of achieving pregnancy.

In this sense, in vitro fertilization is one of the assisted reproduction techniques with the highest probability of achieving a pregnancy with twins or (non-identical twins). 


In the world, approximately 60% of twin pregnancies originate thanks to in vitro fertilization.

It should be noted that when these types of pregnancies occur after in vitro fertilization These are usually twins or dizygotic twins and not identical or monozygotic twins.

However, there are many scientific studies aimed at reducing this type of pregnancies, since the risk and the implications for both the pregnant woman and the development of the babies are very high.

Generally, in an in vitro fertilization treatment, two or three embryos are transferred, hence the rate of pregnancy and twin delivery increases significantly when these types of techniques are performed.

It is generally recommended to transfer a single embryo since the objective is to achieve pregnancy, but without forgetting the risks related to double pregnancy.