EGG DONOR PROCESS
After you pass the required FDA screening tests and other evaluations, we will prepare you for the stimulation phase.
You will be taking daily injections of fertility drugs (a process called induction of ovulation) such as Lupron, Menopur, Follistim, or Gonal-F provided by us to encourage the development of multiple follicles. All injections given subcutaneously (under the skin). These medications are taken in the morning and the in the evening. Instruction on injection techniques will be provided to you. You will also be told which medication to take on a daily basis.
Your progress will be determined by regular monitoring of blood levels as well as vaginal ultrasound to measure the development of follicles. At a time determined by the physician, an injection of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is given to bring the eggs to final maturity. You will undergo a procedure for egg retrieval, 32 to 36 hours after this injection. The egg retrieval is done on an outpatient basis at the center.