What Happens After Receiving Eggs From An Egg Donor

What Happens Once You Receive Eggs From Your Egg Donor?

What Happens After Receiving Eggs From an Egg Donor?

Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron, Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses what the process is upon receiving eggs from an egg donor for both gay men in relationships and men who are single.

Before this day has even come you and your partner or if you're single, you have decided which sperm will be utilized. Will it be all one partner or will there be a split, where both parents are able to be genetically connected to future children. All of that is well decided before the egg retrieval day. Prior to the egg retrieval day, the donor has undergone about 10 days of injection medicine with ultrasound and blood work. At this time you usually have a pretty good idea for the number of eggs to anticipate.

On the day of the retrieval, we would have sperm already available and is ready to be mixed and fertilized. Five days after the retrieval, we look at the embryo development. At this time either they're frozen to be transferred to the gestational carrier or they're tested to be screened for things like pre-implantation genetic testing. We also screen embryos for chromosome errors to look for things like down syndrome or things that can lead to miscarriage. At this time we also learn the gender of the embryo.

Fertility Centers of Illinois Consultation

Posted by Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron

Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago, and then completed a three year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern. Her personal practice philosophy stems not only from her clinical expertise but from her experience as a woman and a mother. She understands the importance of individualized, comprehensive infertility care.

Website: https://www.fcionline.com/

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