Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatology

The quality of life of women, whose pregnancy occurred after IVF with the use of donor or own oocytes

The objective. A comparative study of components of the quality of life of parturient women, whose pregnancy developed both after in vitro fertilisation (with the use of donor or own oocytes) or spontaneously.

Patients and methods. We assessed the quality of life of 160 parturient women. In 40 women pregnancy developed after IVF with the use of donor eggs, in 40 women – after IVF with own eggs, 40 patients participated in the programme «Surrogate motherhood», and 40 women had a spontaneous pregnancy. The standard SF-36 questionnaire was used .

Results. Surrogate mothers demonstrate a somewhat higher self-assessment of their physical condition, underestimate their limitations on physical activities (daily self-care, walking, climbing stairs, carrying heavy objects, etc.), estimate their health at the moment of the survey higher than respondents of other groups and overestimate their mental health (mood, absence of depression and anxiety, the general index of positive emotions) as compared with respondents of other groups.

Conclusion. Preventive psychological diagnostics, psychological follow-up of women during preparation to pregnancy, during carrying a baby and in the postpartum period have favourable effects on the successful outcome of the «Surrogate motherhood» programme.

Key words: allogeneic fetus, oocyte donation, quality of life, surrogate motherhood.

For citation: Trifonova N.S., Mikhaylovskiy M.N., Zhukova E.V., Aleksandrov L.S., Ishchenko A.I., Grinyeva A.M. The quality of life of women, whose pregnancy occurred after IVF with the use of donor or own oocytes. Vopr. ginekol. akus. perinatol. (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatology). 2018; 17(6): 46–50. (In Russian).
DOI: 10.20953/1726-1678-2018-6-46-50