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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

Our 2015 success rates with fresh donor eggs

Live birth rate
83%

Per embryo transfer


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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 itl 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

Last 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 - D

Day 1 of stimulation or estrogen

10

Lupron

FSH

 

 


Day 2 of stimulation or estrogen

11

Lupron

FSH

 

 


Day 3 of stimulation or estrogen

12

Lupron

FSH

Blood test - D

 


Day 4 of stimulation or estrogen

13

Lupron

FSH

Blood and ultrasound - D


Day 5 of stimulation or estrogen

14

Lupron

FSH

Blood and ultrasound - D

 

Day 6 of stimulation or estrogen

15

Lupron, FSH

Blood and ultrasound - D

 

Day 7 of stimulation or estrogen

16

Lupron, FSH

Blood and ultrasound - D

Ultrasound - R

Day 8 of stimulation or estrogen

17

Last Lupron - D & R

HCG injection

Blood and ultrasound - D

Day 9 of stimulation or estrogen

18

 




Day 10 of estrogen

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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