Though fertility treatment options vary from woman to woman, we have put together an overview of a typical cycle to provide a general idea of what our egg donation process involves.
1. Getting Started
We will set up an appointment, in which we will hold an informal introductory session that will enable you to find out more about ManorIVF and how we can be of any assistance. We are here for you every step of the way, so feel free to ask any questions and voice your concerns.
2. Fertility Specialist Consultation
Next, you will meet with one of our fertility specialists, who will review your and your partner’s / donor's past medical history, in order to develop the optimal treatment plan. Throughout the course of the meeting you will receive detailed information specifying the required tests you will need to undergo as part of the procedure. We suggest that you take advantage of this opportunity to approach us with any questions to ensure you will not miss any important details.
Lying at the core of the treatment is the phase in which the egg donor undergoes ovarian stimulation to set the ovulation process in motion and provoke follicular growth in order to maximize the number of mature eggs being harvested.
Ovarian stimulation is a medical balancing act, so it goes without saying that your donor will be tightly and carefully monitored by our fertility specialists to minimize any health risks and avoid any undesirable complications.
4. Egg Retrieval
Once the eggs are ready for collection, the donor will be sedated to undergo the egg donation process itself – our embryologists will then determine how many eggs are eligible to be fertilized.
The number of the eggs retrieved varies from one cycle to another; however, typically enough oocytes are retrieved to enable us to perform at least one embryo transfer.
5. Sampling the Sperm
At this stage, your partner or sperm donor will provide us with his sperm sample, which can be utilized “conventionally” – i.e. to fertilize the donated egg; another option an ICSI procedure, in which a single sperm cell is injected directly into the egg.
6. Embryo Cultivation
Following fertilization the oocytes are transferred into an incubator where they will evolve into embryos in a carefully controlled environment. Our embryologists will then decide how long the incubation is to last.
7. Transferring your Embryos
Finally the embryos will be transferred into your uterus, hopefully leading to a successful pregnancy.
If you are interested in learning more about your chances of success or have any other questions about the egg donation process – ManorIVF's staff will be delighted to assist you and provide more information. Contact us right now to set an appointment.