Path to Fertility - IVF with Egg Donation
All our treatment plans are personalized according to your needs. The following is a general treatment guide, so you can familiarize yourself with a possible course of treatment.
You can make your first appointment by calling us 830-6289 or sending us an email at email@example.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. There is no need for a referral from your family or personal doctor.
During this visit, we will thoroughly review your medical history, any prior laboratory or imaging studies you may have had and do a complete physical exam. Depending on your prior studies, you may need a vaginal ultrasound and some blood work. This will help us create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your personal needs. If indicated we have a large selection of Egg Donors to choose from, you can visit the Egg Bank page for more information.
We understand the emotional impact that fertility treatments can have on you and your family. Therefore, we work with psychologists who can provide counseling throughout any step of your Path to Fertility. Patients undergoing treatments with either Egg or Sperm Donors are required to undergo at least one session to discuss the possible implications for you and your future children.
During your second appointment, we will explain your lab and imaging results, your personalized treatment options and the process. At the end of the visit, you will meet our Cycle Coordinator. During this appointment you will choose your Egg donor and we will explain how the coordination will take place. We will be happy to answer any doubts about the treatment, process or costs as well. If you are being treated with your partner, both should attend to sign paperwork such as consent forms.
The Egg Donor will follow a plan similar to the one found in Path to Fertility – IVF. Patients undergoing Egg Donation cycles usually start their treatment after ovulation, if they have regular menstrual cycles. Medications are given in order to prepare the uterus for embryo transfer. During the Treatment Plan appointment we will provide a calendar of medications you will take.
Endometrial preparation is performed with Estrogen administered in either tablets, patches or injections for at least 10-14 days. After 10-14 days we will review your hormone levels and perform an ultrasound to make sure your endometrium is ready for progesterone and eventually the embryo. Progesterone may be administered with vaginal tablets, gel or injections. After 4-6 days of progesterone we will perform the embryo transfer.
Egg Donor Oocyte Retrieval
We will perform the oocyte retrieval on the Egg Donor at the same time we start progesterone in the Egg Recipient. We will keep you informed about the number of oocytes and the cycle progress of the Egg Donor.
The day of oocyte retrieval we will join the eggs and sperm by either IVF or ICSI, which will create the embryos.
After 3-5 days of growing the embryos in culture media we will transfer them into the recipient uterus. The number of embryos to be transferred will depend on the conversation you have with your specialist and your individual needs, but since embryos from egg donation cycles are considered high quality, we prefer to perform elective single embryo transfer. The transfer lasts about 5 minutes, that same day you can return to your daily routine.
If the test is positive, we will repeat the blood work in 48-72 hours and will schedule an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks from the day of your last menstrual cycle.
It sometimes takes more than one cycle or treatment plan to reach your dream. If the test is negative, we will sit down to talk about further treatment options.