The egg donation procedure involves taking medications to stimulate the release of multiple eggs. Usually, you will be responsible for administering the medications by self-injection, but some programs may employ other methods. The clinic or agency will monitor your response to the medications, and the timing of when you take your medications is extremely important during this phase.

All medications can cause side effects. Make yourself aware of any short- and long-term health risks and potential side effects of the medications you are required to take. Your clinic should provide you with information about the medications you are taking.  If you have any questions that have not yet been addressed, be sure to ask.

At the end of your cycle, your eggs will be retrieved during an outpatient surgical procedure. You will be under local anesthesia throughout the retrieval procedure.