The egg donation process with Creating New Generations can be explained in six simple to understand steps.
The Egg Donor Application
The egg donation process begins with your egg donor application, and is your place to share information about yourself, to shine in the eyes of a hopeful parent and provide details about your life relevant to an egg donation cycle.
The Egg Donor Match
The matching process is the second step of the egg donation process. During this step of your journey, we will contact you by phone or email to notify you that a hopeful parent has selected you to be their egg donor. We discuss your availability and any black-out dates you may have over the coming months, and provide you details about the fertility center where the cycle will take place. The matching process is complete as you sign paperwork indicating your intent to match with the hopeful parents.
The Medical Screening Process
The medical screening process is the next step in your journey to become an egg donor. During screening, you will undergo a physical exam, ultrasound and hormone testing to evaluate your ovarian function, undergo communicable disease testing, drug and nicotine testing, and genetic testing, as well as participate in a psychological evaluation.
The Egg Donor-Intended Parent Legal Agreement
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement established between you and your hopeful parents is a document put into place to protect everyone’s best interests throughout the cycle, and formally outlines all the important aspects of the egg donation arrangement, including your compensation, coverage of cycle-related costs, control and ownership of the eggs retrieved, privacy and confidentiality, and future contact, if any.
The Egg Donation Cycle
When we talk about the egg donation cycle itself, we’re referring to the ~ 12-14 days of the cycle, from the start of your cycle medication and the stimulation of the follicles on your ovaries and all the way through to your egg retrieval procedure.
The Egg Retrieval
The egg retrieval procedure is an outpatient surgical procedure performed by transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. It takes place with the use of IV sedation administered by an anesthesiologist, and is the culmination of the various steps of the egg donation process listed above.
After your egg retrieval procedure, you will return to your hotel to rest for the duration of the day. In the days following your egg retrieval, it isn’t unusual to experience some soreness or tenderness, cramping, and spotting. Plan to gently ease back into your daily activities over several days.
If you have questions about any of the above six steps of the egg donation process, contact our office today.