What is the egg donation cycle, exactly?
The egg donation cycle is the process of administering daily ovarian stimulation medications by injection to encourage the development of follicles in the ovaries, followed by your egg retrieval procedure. From your first injection and through the egg retrieval procedure, the egg donation cycle lasts approximately 12-14 days. During this time, you will attend several morning monitoring appointments, and if you aren’t local to your treating physician’s office, you will travel to your retrieval destination after the start of medication, five to six days before your scheduled egg retrieval.
Leading up to the egg retrieval procedure, your treating physician will monitor your response to medication closely by performing ultrasounds to measure your follicles, as well as by drawing blood to watch your hormone levels closely. When several of your follicles reach a certain size, approximately 18-20 millimeters in diameter, you will be instructed to take your last injection, at which time egg retrieval procedure will take place under IV sedation approximately 34-36 hours later.
The egg donation cycle includes the above events, from the very first injection and through your egg retrieval procedure. If you are excited about the possibility of becoming an egg donor to help a hopeful couple achieve the dream of parenthood, we invite you to begin the journey by completing our online egg donor application.
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We invite you join us in this rewarding journey by applying to become an egg donor.
If, after reading through the general overview above, you believe egg donation is right for you, click below to complete our online egg donor application form.