A TYPICAL CYCLE
Once a donor has passed screening and has been matched, she will schedule injection class and start prenatal vitamins. Then she waits for her period.
Period day 1 full flow: Baseline ultrasound and bloodwork. Start birth control pills. Stay on active pills minimum 21 days.
2 days before stopping pills take Azithromycin, abstain from intercourse after taking antibiotics, abstain from alcohol.
Stop pills, expect period within 3 days.
Day 1-3 of period- Ultrasound and blood work, FDA bloodwork.
When instructed by clinic start injections daily (usually Menopur and Gonal F) Remain on same dose unless instructed to increase or decrease. (Not every doctor wants to see donor on day 3)
Day 3 of medications: Ultrasound and blood work; continue daily cycling medications as directed by the IVF cinic.
Day 4: Continue daily medications.
Day 5: Ultrasound and blood work; continue daily medications.
Day 6: Continue all medications. (Cetrotide may be introduced day 6-7.)
Day 7: Ultrasound and blood work; continue daily medications.
Day 8: Continue all medications
Travel to clinic if not local, with companion.
Day 9: Ultrasound and blood work; continue daily medications.
Day 10: Ultrasound and blood work; continue daily medications.
Around Day 10, egg donor may be ready to trigger for egg retrieval 35 hours after trigger shot is administered.
When instructed: take trigger shot at exact time given.
Day 11: Blood work to confirm trigger shot and return medications/needles to discard.
Day 12: Arrive to clinic for egg retrieval 1 hour before appointment.
Day 13: Follow up ultrasound.
Day 14: Once cleared, egg donor can travel home with companion.
Call clinic on day 1 of next period.