Egg Donation for Beginners
Thank you for your interest in our egg donor agency. At The Donor SOURCE, we believe that egg donation can be a life-enriching and incredibly fulfilling experience for young women. The journey of donation involves time, dedication, honesty, integrity, reliable and most of all, willingness to help a couple struggling with infertility to realize their dream of a child. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about The Donor SOURCE. If you have any questions about egg donation after reviewing the information contained in the links on the left, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here is the process, in a nutshell:
- Upon your acceptance to our program, your profile will be put into our online password protected donor database.
- Recipient couples are able to search the database based on what their particular needs are, (usually things like similarity to the recipient mother, ethnic background, etc) they select a donor, say for example… you!
- Upon selection, will begin the initial appointments, starting with a psychological evaluation. This is done primarily to make sure that you are emotionally ready to perform what is required as a donor, also to get a little insight into your personality.
- Once we receive clearance from the psychologist, you will then contact an attorney to review your donor contract. Once we have received signed contracts from you and the recipients, you will call the fertility center to arrange for your medical evaluation.
- Once we receive clearance from the psychologist, You then call the clinic to arrange for your medical evaluation. The medical evaluation will include several tests, bloodwork , a pap smear, and also training so that you will know how to inject your medication when the time comes.
- Soon, it will be time to begin your medications. The first phase involves a medication called Lupron. This is generally taken for about 12 days, by self-injection, once a day.
- You will then visit the fertility center for a blood test and an ultrasound in preparation for the next phase. After this, it starts getting pretty busy for you. The good news is, it’s almost over…
- The second phase is called the stimulation phase. This stimulation medication (FSH) is also given once a day via injection for about 12 days. So in most cases, you are now giving yourself two shots a day, but like I said, it’s almost over…
- The fertility center will have you visit about every other day between 8:00 am and 10:00 am during this 12-day timeframe. The appointments are brief and consist of an ultrasound and blood draw to determine your hormone levels in preparation for the retrieval.
- Toward the end of the 12-day timeframe, when your hormones have reached the appropriate level, the doctor will instruct you to take your final injection, called the “trigger” shot or hCG. This gets your ovaries ready for your procedure.
- About 34 hours after you give yourself the “trigger”, you will be at the fertility center for your egg retrieval procedure. The procedure is performed in the clinic. You will be given a sedative which will put you into a semi-conscious state. Most donors feel and remember nothing from their procedure. You are closely monitored by both your physician and anesthesiologist throughout the procedure.
- About an hour later you will be awake, and ready to go home and catch up on your daytime tv. Most donors return to work/ school the following day.
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