Recipient Process


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The egg donation process may seem overwhelming at first, but our staff walks you through each step. Whether you are seeking fresh donor eggs or frozen donor eggs, meeting and exceeding your expectations is our top priority. Below is a brief description of each step of the egg donation process for our recipients. Have additional questions? Want to learn more? Call one of our donor coordinators for a more detailed discussion.

1. Recipient Consultation

Recipients meet with their physician to review the planned cycle. Because the process is complex, specific steps vary depending on the use of fresh donor eggs and frozen donor eggs. It is important to review the time frames involved. Your physician and donor egg nurse will review the screening and testing requirements necessary before selecting a donor. Please know that Midwest Fertility strictly adheres to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) guidelines for screening and testing of all egg donors.

2. Recipient Counseling

Deciding  to consider egg donation can be very difficult. All couples considering conception through the use of donor eggs are required to meet with a fertility counselor at The Cabin Counseling & Resource Center in Zionsville, Ind. Your appointment should be made after meeting with your physician. Counselors at The Cabin are committed to providing psychological and emotional support in an effort to minimize the stress of the process. Please visit their site to learn more about their services and approach.

3. Recipient Screening 

All screening requirements for the recipient and spouse/partner must be completed prior to matching with an anonymous donor.

4. Anonymous Donor Selection

After all screening requirements are met, our donor coordinator nurse will give you access to our online donor database to view our available donors.

5. Treatment Plan Review and Consent

You will meet with your physician and donor coordinator to review the treatment plan and review and sign consent forms.

6. Egg Retrieval

Once your physician deems your egg donor’s follicles as mature, the donor will schedule egg retrieval. You will have an ultrasound to measure the thickness of your uterine lining. Your spouse, partner or semen donor will provide a semen sample on the day of the egg donor’s retrieval to allow insemination of the eggs.

7. Embryo Transfer

Transfer of the embryo will occur between three and 15 days after the egg retrieval or thaw date, depending on your specific plan. The procedure involves transferring embryos through the recipient’s cervix and into the uterus through a small catheter.

8. Pregnancy Testing

Fifteen days after the donor egg retrieval, you will come to the office and have blood drawn.