Egg Donation Calendar

Egg Donation Calendar

Example plan for a good donor egg IVF cycle & details for meds and procedure timing


Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
Donor Egg Specialist Clinic

Our donor egg program has consistently high success rates

Live Birth Rate Per embryo transfer
Our 2015 success rates with fresh donor eggs 83%

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Coming here for donor egg IVF – details for recipient couples from out of town

 

Sample calendar for a treatment cycle of IVF with donor eggs – Using birth control pills for both the donor and the recipient

A sample calendar for an egg donation cycle showing the days various medications are taken and timing of the monitoring and procedures for both the egg donor and the recipient. We actually do our donor egg cycles a little different from this, but it gives the general idea – and it fits nicely on a one month calendar.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Start Lupron
Birth Control Pill – D & R
2
Lupron
Birth Control Pill – D & R
3
Lupron
Birth Control Pill – D & R
4
Lupron
Birth Control Pill – D & R
5
Lupron
6
Lupron
7
Lupron
8
Lupron
Menstrual cycle day 1 for donor and recipient (approximate)
9
Lupron
Donor start FSH injections
Recipient start estrogen patches or pills
Blood and ultrasound
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 1
10
Lupron
FSH
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 2
11
Lupron
FSH
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 3
12
Lupron
FSH
Blood test – D
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 4
13
Lupron
FSH
Blood and ultrasound – D
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 5
14
Lupron
FSH
Blood and ultrasound – D
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 6
15
Lupron, FSH
Blood and ultrasound – D
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 7
16
Lupron, FSH
Blood and ultrasound – D
Ultrasound – R
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 8
17
Last Lupron – D & R, HCG injection
Blood and ultrasound – D
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 9
18
Stimulation or Estrogen Day 10
Recipient start progesterone
19
Egg Retrieval Procedure – D
Donor eggs fertilized
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
20
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
21
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
22
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
23
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
24
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
Embryo Transfer (Day 5 blastocyst transfer) – R
25
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
26
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
27
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
28
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
29
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
30
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
31
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
1
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone
2
Pregnancy test – R
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone if pregnant
3
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone if pregnant
4
Recipient continue estrogen and progesterone if pregnant

Key to table:

Blood and ultrasound = blood test for hormone levels and transvaginal ultrasound to measure follicle development in the donor’s ovaries. For the recipient woman, blood and ultrasound is done a few times to make sure a sufficient endometrial lining is developing.

  • R = done on recipient woman
  • D = done on egg donor

Lupron = subcutaneous injection of a medication called Lupron. Taken once daily.

FSH = subcutaneous injection of a medication containing follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which causes follicles containing eggs to develop in the ovaries. The donor takes this.

HCG injection = intramuscular injection of a medication called HCG, which causes the eggs to mature. The donor takes this.

Estrogen – also referred to as E2 = We usually use an estrogen skin patch for donor IVF treatment. However, oral pills, or vaginal tablets, or even intramuscular injections of estrogen will also work. It doesn’t really matter which product and route is used to deliver the estrogen.

Progesterone = vaginal cream or suppositories or intramuscular injections of a medication (natural hormone) called progesterone, which helps to prepare a receptive uterine lining for embryo implantation

For out of town donor egg recipient couples:

The days shown with a light blue background on the calendar are those that the male partner must come to our fertility clinic. Please discuss the details with us.
The day shown with a light green background on the calendar are those that the female partner must be in our area. Please discuss the details with us.

Note:

The calendar shown above is an example of how the cycle stimulation may evolve. It is possible that the ovarian stimulation process on the egg donor would be shorter or longer than that shown above. The example above shows 9 days of stimulation (FSH shots). The average number of days of taking the FSH injections is 8-10, with the range being about 7-12.

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