The egg donation process involves creating a profile, matching, contracts, screening, medications, and more. Here’s a quick overview of the egg donation process from application to retrieval.
· Creating a profile: Providing as much information as possible helps intended parents connect with you.
· Matching: When intended parents show interest in your profile, you'll review their profile to see if you'd like to move forward.
· Contracts: This is the legal part of egg donation where contracts are drafted, finalized, and signed for both you and IPs. Your lawyer fees are covered.
· Screening: This phase includes a psych screening, a physical examination as well as genetic testing and drug testing.
· Medications: You’ll likely take oral contraception and then start the injection medications for up to two weeks prior to the retrieval.
· Retrieval & Recovery: This quick surgery under light sedation will signal the end of your egg donation journey. Remember to take it easy for at least two weeks, or until you get your next menstrual cycle.