Below are listed the most frequently asked questions by women who are interested in participating in our program as an Egg Donor. Read more about our Egg Donation program.
You are born with approximately 2 million eggs. By the time you reach puberty you have approximately 200,000 eggs remaining.
There are several medications that can be used to manipulate and stimulate your ovaries. These medications and some of their side effects are listed in the intended parent, donor, and surrogate pages on this website.
Always consult with your medical provider first. Freedom MedTEACH provides educational videos that demonstrate how to administer most fertility medication.
The average is 10-15 eggs aspirated per cycle, but donors can produce 16 or more eggs.
NO, you develop many follicles each month, 1-2 of these follicles make it to maturity and ovulate. The medication stimulates the other follicles to grow and mature.
Yes, if the doctor cancels the cycle for poor response the donor will be compensated between $650.00-750.00.
Normally- poor response is under four follicles.
A vaginal ultrasound and needle guide is used. The needle goes into the vagina and then through the ovary into the follicle, which contains the egg.”]
Some IVF centers use general anesthesia and some centers use local sedation. Either way you are very relaxed. You may feel some discomfort, but you shouldn’t be in pain.
You are bloated, a little sore, and your ovaries are enlarged.
You MUST have someone drive you home. The best thing is to sleep the remainder of the day and take it easy for a few days post the retrieval. Your doctor may give you other guidelines about post-op activities
CCI prefers you NOT to have intercourse throughout the cycle, but the doctor will give you exact orders.
You will need to wait at least a week after the aspiration, preferably after your period starts.
Your period will generally start 10-12 days after the aspiration.
This is up to you, and the IVF doctor, average is 1-5 times in a lifetime.
The test cycle starts as soon as you are selected by intended parents, the testing takes approximately 3-5 weeks.
The stimulated cycle only takes about three weeks.
2-4 days after the egg aspiration.
12-14 days from the transfer date.