Egg donation is referred to as the process by which a woman donates her eggs for purposes of biomedical research or assisted reproduction. Several eggs begin to mature during the menstrual cycle of a woman, but only one matures fully. It is this one mature egg that is usually donated. However, science has progressed to a level where the chances of a successful egg donation are higher when clinics administer drugs to women who are donating their eggs so that they produce more number of mature eggs.
Monitoring of Egg Development
The development of eggs in a woman’s body is usually monitored by the process of ultrasound scanning, while the hormone levels in her blood are also measured simultaneously. The ovaries which contain the eggs are then displayed on a television screen.
Collection of Eggs
There are two main procedures for egg collection:
Kinds of Medication Administered
Usually, drugs that contain hormones are usually administered to a patient donating her eggs. These may be of three types:
Most the drugs mentioned may be administered orally, but most have to be injected. Women who are undergoing this treatment may be taught to perform this themselves at home.
Side-Effects and Risks of Egg Donation
Some women report experiencing mild side-effects when they take the first drug such as irritability, hot flushes, feelings of depression, sleeplessness, and headaches. These side-effects are not really cause for concern and usually, these side-effects disappear once the woman begins to take the second drug. Women who are undergoing ultrasound-directed egg recovery may experience some spotting in their vagina or in their urine for a day or so after the procedure, which is quite common. Women undergoing laparoscopy report experiencing soreness in their shoulders, chest, or stomach or even some vaginal bleeding after the operation.
What to Expect After the Procedure
An ultrasound scan is conducted before the final hormone injection is administered to identify how many eggs are being developed on the ovaries. A woman might experience abdominal pain and bloating. To avoid Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which is a more serious side-effect, the medical practitioners may have to cancel the final hormone injection and egg collection.
Women may experience some abdominal pain after the laparoscopy, akin to a painful period, which disappeared in a little while. The removal of eggs under ultrasound may be painful for some and many doctors administer painkillers before the procedure
....to Fulfill your Dreams
The Beginning of the Most Cutest Wonder and That is a BABY!