Intended Parents Guide | Next Generation Egg Donor Collective
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Your story hasn’t ended, its just beginning…


PureOvum egg donor collective has transformed how intended parents and donors alike view the donor egg experience. Well-being is the ultimate realization of our program — as we work equally to alleviate the stress and burdens on your journey to parenthood so you can focus on just being your bestselves.

We understand that the decision to use an egg donor involves an emotional component — which is equally as important as a medical one. Not to mention, our team maintains the highest level of prudence coupled with an unprecedented level of support.

Are you considering using fresh donor eggs to build your family? We assist intended parents, locally, nationwide and internationally, seamlessly through each step — from the first appointment, to your selection of an egg donor profile to embryo transfer and the next thing you know, your sending us your holiday family greeting cards. Yeah , we love those!

Our donors are from all ethnicities, with varying physical characteristics, educational backgrounds and also creative talents. Undoubtedly, our intention, as a next-generation egg donor collective, is to be surprisingly different — in that we care most for your well-being. Given these points, we are here to share in the unique character of each journey in fresh, unscripted ways.

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What Takes Place During the Egg Donation Medical Process?

To begin the clinical process, each recipient will be synchronized with the donor.

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Suppression and Ovarian Stimulation for The Egg Donor

Hormones are administered to the donor to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles (fluid-filled sacs that contain the eggs). Your donor will have multiple ultrasounds and estrogen levels tested to monitor the growth of the follicles. Monitoring aids in adjusting medication doses and determining the timing of the egg retrieval.

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Endometrial Lining Development for the Donor Recipient

While the donor is completing her stimulation cycle, you or your gestational carrier will begin the process of preparing the uterus for the embryo transfer. If the embryos are to be biopsied and genetically tested via PGT, the transfer will be postponed.

A combination of estrogen and progesterone will be prescribed to ensure that the uterus is ready for implantation of the embryo. Estrogen is administered by mouth or by injection. At the time your egg donor is to undergo egg retrieval, you will start a treatment of progesterone to begin preparing the lining of your uterus for implantation of the embryo. This is usually given as a combination of intramuscular injection and a vaginal suppository/gel.

In rare cases, some patients have difficulties in reaching minimal endometrial thickness and may require special treatments. This is where Fertility Specialists Medical Group excels with special expertise to improve the chance of implantation.

These medications are continued until the 10th week of pregnancy, at which time the placenta has taken over production of all necessary hormones.

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Triggering Ovulation and Egg Retrieval for the Egg Donor

Egg(s) are obtained from the ovary just prior to the expected time of ovulation. A small needle is passed through the vagina into the ovary under ultrasound guidance. This technique is performed on an outpatient basis while the donor is under intravenous sedation and analgesia. The eggs are aspirated from the ovaries and passed off the embryology team. The donor will be required to rest and recover.


Fertilization and Embryo Transfer for the Recipient

Your partner will provide a sperm specimen (or you may use donor sperm) the day of your egg donor’s retrieval. It is prepared by the laboratory for the fertilization process. Fertilization of the egg by the sperm through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg for fertilization.

Embryos are typically cultured in the lab until the 5th or 6th day of development. On Day 5/6, embryos can be transferred into your (or your gestational carrier’s) uterus, frozen or biopsied and frozen to allow for genetic testing and later transfer. Any additional good quality embryos that are not transferred can be frozen for future use.

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