Becoming an Egg Donor: The Home Stretch


Diane (not her real name) has embarked on the journey of becoming an egg donor at CNY Fertility Center and will share her thoughts during the process in her blog here. If Diane’s journey and stories that she shares compels you to look in to becoming an egg donor we would love to get you started. The first step is to fill out our Donor Eligibility Questionnaire – click here to begin.
The Home Stretch:

I am now officially in my final week of becoming an egg donor. On Monday I had another routine appointment; blood draw and ultra sound.  The ultra sound showed the follicles were about 13-14mm.  The nurse predicted I’d be ready for my egg retrieval on Friday, but we’d wait until Wednesday’s appointment to confirm.  For the next two days I was instructed to continue the 300 units of the FSHs and also the Cetrotide (which prevents premature ovulating).

On Wednesday I returned for another check up.  The follicles were now about 16-18mm.  The doctor and nurse decided Friday would be too early for the retrieval and instead to plan on Saturday morning.  Wednesday I would administer the FSH and Cetrotide again. Thursday morning I was instructed to only take the FSH, and in the evening take the hormone that would now tell my body to ovulate.  Then on Friday I don’t have to take anything, but Saturday morning I am scheduled to be in the office first thing in the morning for the surgery.  I can’t believe I’m almost done!   What a process this has been, I can’t believe I’m in the final stretch already.  I hope over the next few days I continue to feel as good as I do now, to be side effect free and that they successfully retrieve lots of eggs for the recipient!