Answering questions about the egg retrieval process
Do you have questions about the egg retrieval process? The team at Elite Fertility Solutions has the answers. As an egg donor, you are giving hopeful parents a beautiful gift. Our experienced California egg donation agency wants you to feel comfortable about every step, including the egg retrieval.
Facts about the egg retrieval process
When you are ready, you will undergo the egg retrieval procedure at a fertility center, not our California egg donation agency. You will be under light anesthesia during the approximately 30-minute procedure. In addition to anesthesia, you may receive antibiotics to eliminate the possibility of infection. Your comfort and safety are the primary concern.
During the egg retrieval process, a fertility specialist will use ultrasound to access the mature eggs in your ovarian follicles. You will not have any incisions or stitches because the specialist will retrieve the eggs through your vagina, using a technique known as transvaginal aspiration.
After the procedure, you will be monitored in the recovery area, where you will stay for about an hour. Because you have received anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home, where you will rest for the remainder of the day ( This cannot be a cab or Uber ). If you don’t have transportation to and from the medical facility, our California egg donation agency can arrange it for you.
You may experience some cramping after the procedure, but acetaminophen or Tylenol usually provide relief. Some facilities will give you pain medication which you can take as needed. In some cases, you may need to restrict your activity for a few days after the procedure. However, most women are able to return to work or school shortly after the procedure.
What to expect after egg retrieval
To reward you for your time, our California egg donation agency will mail a compensation check and mileage allowance to your home on the next business day after your egg retrieval.
Your fertility specialist will have you schedule a follow-up appointment one week after the procedure. You can expect your periods to resume about two weeks after the egg retrieval process, and you can resume your previous method of contraception.
If you are interested in donating your eggs more than once, you should be aware that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends that a woman donate her eggs no more than six times. She must also wait a minimum of two menstrual cycles before beginning her next egg donation cycle.
Contact us to learn more about becoming an egg donor through Elite Fertility Solutions.