Ropa Method

Ropa Method

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of female couples who decide to become pregnant and start their own family.

The ROPA method (Reception of Oocytes from the Couple) is aimed at couples of women so that both participate biologically in the pregnancy and experience shared motherhood.

One of the women will be the one who provides the egg and the other, always in accordance with the specialist’s diagnosis, will be the one who carries the pregnancy.

The technique of the ROPA method is the same as in vitro fertilisation with egg donation, with the difference that in this case the donor is not anonymous, but the mother-to-be. It is quick to perform and in as little as 15 days can be completed.

Steps to follow:

  • Ovarian stimulation: The genetic mother undergoes a maturation process of several eggs in one cycle to increase the number of resulting embryos and the chances of success.
  • Endometrial preparation: This is carried out in parallel to ovarian stimulation in the pregnant mother, by means of a pharmacological treatment that favours the growth of the endometrium, preparing it to receive the embryo.
  • Egg fertilisation: This is carried out with anonymous donor sperm, as established by Spanish legislation. We look for physical characteristics similar to the pregnant woman: skin colour, hair, eyes, etc., as well as the same or compatible blood group.
  • Control of the embryos: Our embryologists control the development of the embryos that are deposited in the “Time lapse” incubators to see their evolution and select those with the greatest implantation capacity for transfer to the pregnant mother.
  • Pregnancy confirmation: 15 days after the transfer, a pregnancy test is carried out to check whether pregnancy has been achieved.

How effective is the ROPA method?

The success rate of this method is one of the highest in assisted reproduction treatments, between 65 and 70%.

However, the success of the pregnancy is closely linked to the age and ovarian reserve of the egg donor.

Another important factor to take into account is the condition of the pregnant woman’s uterus; any pathology can reduce the probability of pregnancy.