1. Non-binding conversation
The process starts with an informal conversation with our doctor. Here you will receive detailed information about the process and ethical and legal aspects regarding egg donation. You can choose to donate both anonymously or non-anonymously.
2. Ultrasound scan of abdomen
If following the discussion, you would still like to become an egg donor, you should complete a journal about your state of health, hereditary disorders, etc. Before the treatment begins, the doctor will perform a vaginal ultrasound examination of your ovaries and uterus. The doctor will also take a blood test for infectious diseases. You must also sign a donation declaration.
3. Prescriptions of medicines for hormone therapy
A nurse will then review your plan with you and explain how to take the hormones, and will answer any further questions you may have. You will receive any necessary medications from the clinic. You can attend this initial meeting the week before you expect to start menstruating.
4. The hormone treatment
On day 2 of your cycle, i.e. the day after your menstruation begins, you will start taking the medicinal preparation known as FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). The hormones stimulate the body into producing more eggs, and it is administered via an injection through the abdominal wall once a day. It should be administered at the same time each day (+/- an hour). On day 7 of your cycle, you should take another hormone, Orgalutran, that prevents you from ovulating too early.