The Egg Donor needs to plan on about 3 weeks of cycling time.
When ready to start cycling you will be put on oral contraceptives (birth control pills) to help synchronize your body’s cycle with that of your recipient.
You will start daily injections of the medication called Lupron for a period of about 2 weeks. This medication synchronizes follicle growth and prevents you from ovulating prematurely. During this time you do not need to go to the Fertility Clinic.
You will start taking the stimulation medication (injectable) for a period of 10 to 12 days, and you will continue taking the Lupron.
The stimulation medication; Repronex / Pergonal / Gonal-F / Follistim / will cause the development of multiple ovarian follicles. Normally, one mature follicle produces a mature egg per month. The Medications allow multiple follicles to grow and mature.
The Final Step: Your Egg Retrieval
The Egg Retrieval is a surgical procedure is done under anesthesia and the process usually takes about 20-30 minutes, you must follow the instructions;