Surrogacy Guide

Guide for Egg Recipients

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How do I select a Egg Donation Agency?

It is vitally important to do your use carefulness in assurance that you are working with a reputable egg donation agency that has your best interest at hand. A reputable agency will patiently devote meticulous time and energy in sharing their egg donor program with you.

When you speak with an agency, you should feel relaxed and secure. How long as the agency been established? This can be an indication of their reputation. Do your research and maintain your own records for which agencies best suit you. Choosing an egg donation agency is the precarious first step on your journey to parenthood.

How do I select an Egg Donor?

Once you select an agency you will prepare for screenings and have access to an egg donor database. This will begin your selection of an Egg Donor.

Egg Donors can be filtered by age, height, weight, hair color, eye color, blood type, education, ethnicity, and availability.

Typically, after you review the egg donors and find the donor in which you feel is unique to your situation and fits all of your requirements most agencies will require a retainer fee. Your ability to communicate with the selected egg donor or receive personally identifiable information depends on the agency. This is highly dependent on the agency as many will not allow personally identifiable information and others will. A case manager is typically assigned to you in order to answer all of your questions and meet all of your needs throughout the process.

After your doctor medically clears the donor the legal process will begin and an Egg Donor Agreement will be drawn up. Once all parties are satisfied with the agreement a legal clearance letter will be written and medications will start. Your doctor will then begin the process of coordinating cycles.

Cycle Synchronization Process

Cycle Synchronization is a very significant stage in the process of using donor eggs. It guarantees that your uterus is at the right stage to receive the eggs subsequent of the donor at the precise time they are ready.

If cycle synchronization is not done, or if it is done falsely, it may lead to a complete cycle being squandered and an unproductive process.

As your cycles are being synchronized, drugs are prearranged to stimulate the Egg Donor’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The Egg Recipient then undergoes treatment to support the uterine linings functionality to receive the embryos.

While the Egg Donor is undertaking medications, she will be medically monitored.

If you have selected an out of state Egg Donor, you will both travel to your doctor before the retrieval and will continue with monitoring schedules at the facility.

Under mild sedation, a vaginal ultrasound is utilized to aspirate the Egg Donor’s eggs. The oocytes, or eggs are examined and mixed with the sperm before being placed in a dish and gestated for 3-5 days to permit fertilization and cell division to transpire. See our Egg Donor Retrieval for more information.

How are eggs implanted?

Several embryos are implanted into the uterus of the recipient mother or surrogate, and the remaining embryos are frozen if requested.

Ten to fourteen days from the date of implantation, you will undergo a blood pregnancy test. If a pregnancy is positive you will continue on hormonal treatment to help maintain your pregnancy for approximately 5 to 10 weeks.



ASRM American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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