Our Egg and Double Donation Process: individual, confident, comfortable, efficient

Our Egg and Double Donation Process: confident, comfortable, efficient

Single women and couples carrying out fertility treatment often meet obstacles and stress along the way. Our patients are true fighters who follow their dream of becoming parents with strong determination and will. But sometimes even the strongest personalities need a shoulder to lean on. We have designed our Egg and Double Donation process exactly with this thought in mind and made it as easy and clear as possible. 

If after having studied your journals, we see that Egg or Double Donation is the only realistic option for you to achieve a successful pregnancy and live birth, we will discuss this with you in the most gentle and comprehensive way, addressing all reasons, options, and alternatives. Then you might need time and space to understand and normalize your feelings about this route towards becoming a parent. In school we all were taught about how babies come into the world, but nobody was telling us about Egg and Double Donation, and how it is going to feel both for a mother and for a child in the future. Indeed, before taking this path you need to have answers to several essential questions: Will I feel the child is my own? Will the child love me? Will everything be as normal as can be?

You also need time to choose your Egg Donor and to do it thoughtfully and at your own pace, we also help you with your donor choice. Both you and we have some work to do to prepare well before we start your medical treatment. At each and every step we will be by your side, giving advice, supporting and helping you.

We always arrange your egg donation process to be as convenient for you as possible. 90% of your preparation for Embryo Transfer takes place while you are in your home country, without the need to take a break from work, whilst we keep in touch with you and are busy preparing everything ready for your visit. You will then visit the clinic in St. Petersburg or Cyprus when you are ready both medically and emotionally for your Embryo Transfer.

This pregnancy needs just a little help from science and from an Egg Donor — a tiny cell.  And this pregnancy can only be possible with your will, your body and your uterus. You play the main female role in this process, while the role of the Egg Donor and the clinic is to make sure that your process has a happy ending — a baby in your arms.

The process of medical preparation for the Embryo Transfer is the same, whether you are doing Egg Donation with your partner’s sperm or Double Donation (Embryo Donation or Embryo Adoption). The medication is individual though and varies from patient to patient.

Egg/Double Donation process includes the following steps:

  1. Your first online consultation with your personal Patient Coordinator by O.L.G.A. Fertility
  2. Your online consultation with one of O.L.G.A. Fertility Expert Doctors
  3. Introduction into Egg / Double Donation from social and psychological perspective with the help of our Psychologists and Former Patients
  4. Personalized Egg Donor choice and donor egg reservation
  5. Your individual Treatment Plan
  6. Your visit for the Embryo Transfer
  7. Continuation of guidance and care upon your return home

Step 1: Your first online consultation with your personal Patient Coordinator

Shortly after you have sent us your initial e-mail to info@olgafertilityclinic.com or filled in a contact form at our website a patient coordinator from O.L.G.A. Fertility will call you to say hi. We assign a personal coordinator to each patient so you will not need to tell your story twice. She will be your first contact person in the clinic, providing you with all the information you need about the process, potential packages and prices. The coordinator will provide you with access to our Egg Donor Database and guide you in your Egg Donor choosing process if needed; she will be assisting with practicalities, booking your consultations with other team members (Doctors, Nurses, Donor Team, Psychologists) and eventually waiting excitedly for the news about your treatment outcome.

You will communicate with your personal Coordinator through Zoom, WhatsApp, email and phone.

Step 2: Your online consultation with one of O.L.G.A. Fertility Expert Doctors

You are going to have two or three free of charge Zoom consultations with one of O.L.G.A. Fertility expert doctors where you will go through your medical history, discuss your questions and choose the best medical strategy for your individual case.

As we work by the principle of personalized medicine, it is of paramount importance that you provide us with your detailed medical data before your first consultation with our expert doctor and let us know anything that may be relevant for your treatment success. Having received all this information, your expert doctor will spend several hours reading your journals and talking to you to be able to understand your individual medical needs in order to determine the most efficient and successful therapeutic approach for you.

Step 3: Introduction into Egg/Double Donation from social and psychological perspective with the help of our Psychologists and Former Patients.

Introduction with the help of our Psychologists

We believe that psychological support and advice are an integral part of the donation process and we are happy to offer this to all our patients. Consultations with our Psychologists (over Zoom) allow you to come to terms with your inner self and your inner questions, such as the ethical side of egg or double donation, bonding to your child, telling your child about donation and other possible questions you may have. Our Psychologists will also give you useful tools that you can count on during your way towards the success, they will support you also during your your journey towards your pregnancy and giving birth.

 
Introduction with the help of our Former Patients

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When dealing with infertility, especially when contemplating such alternative methods as Egg or Double Donation, it is very important that you get support and understanding in your own circle of friends and family. Still, we know that people who have never been in the situation and the process that you are going through, cannot fully understand and support even if they dearly wish to do so. Also, you may not wish to share all the details about your situation and plans with your family and friends.

While having been helping single women and couples to become parents for 20 years by now, Dr. Olga, her team and Former Patients became O.L.G.A. Community of like-minded, not indifferent people, who are happy and willing to help and support you. Now parents with children, they used to be in your shoes some years ago, they know the questions, the feelings,and the process. Some years ago, they also had been in need for help, support and advice from someone in a similar situation and had received this through our former patients. Today, being happy and grateful, they are willing to give back this help and support — to you.

Of course, each situation is individual. We will book for you a personal one-to-one Zoom call with one of our former patients whose situation was like yours at least in some ways – based on how we feel about the situation and the process. These conversations may give you hope, help you see that your own fertility journey may have a happy ending too and may not take so long.

Step 4: Personalized Egg Donor choice and donor egg reservation

You can make your personalized Egg Donor choice from our Egg Donor Database and you can choose from more than 80 profiles of Egg Donors.

Each Egg Donor profile in our Database includes Egg Donor’s photos, motivation letter explaining why she decided to become an Egg Donor, information about her character, interests, jobs and educational level, health description of the donor, her child or children, parents, siblings and grandparents, and many more details which can help you find an Egg Donor who you feel confident and comfortable about.

You can choose an open (contactable) Egg Donor or a non-contactable Egg Donor. Some Egg Donors in the Database chose to be open (contactable), which means they agreed to their ID release to offsprings created with the help of their donations, after children have reached the age of 18 years, they are remaining non-contactable to you though. Some Egg Donors in the Database chose to stay non-contactable.

When is the right time to make Egg Donor choice. We recommend making Egg Donor choice after you have had your consultation with one of our expert doctors (Step 2) and Egg Donation (or Double Donation) was recommended to you as the only realistic option to achieve successful pregnancy; after you have spoken to one of our psychologists to normalize your feelings about this method and answer fundamental moral and ethical questions you may have about it (Step 3); and after you have spoken to one of our former patients who had been in the same process in the past and already has a child or children conceived with the help of a donor egg (Step 3). If you feel ready to deal with Egg Donor choice earlier than that or feel that you need some time to get familiar with the Database, please ask your personal coordinator to provide you with your free 7-day access to the Database and start surfing. If you would like your coordinator to guide you in this process or discuss your choices with you, please just let us know and we are there for you.

Donor egg reservation. Please, keep in mind that we offer an opportunity of reserving your donor eggs for you for the period of maximum 6 months. The above means that after you have reserved your donor eggs you should come for your embryo transfer within 6 months. When you have made your decision, please, inform us about it and we will send you the documents and invoice to pay for your chosen reservation. Later on, this amount will be deducted from the cost of your chosen programme. 

We can always provide you with your access to enter the Database to get acquainted with it. However, the reservation is made when you are ready to proceed with planning your treatment with us and not later than 80 days before the date of your embryo transfer.

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Treating Doctors

Step 5: Your individual treatment plan

Based on your medical and psychological situation our Expert Doctors will advise you about the soonest possible time frame that you can be ready medically and psychologically to receive your Embryo Transfer with the best chances of success and comfort.  It is up to you when it comes to the choice of specific dates of your visit for your Embryo Transfer, and we are going to work around your dates to make your visit as comfortable and nice as possible. Your individual Treatment plan written by the Expert Doctor and the Treating Doctor is going to guide you step by step to the timing of your Embryo Transfer that you agree in advance.  Whether you come to Cyprus or St. Petersburg, both are great locations to combine your treatment with some nice days of vacation. 

90% of the steps of your Treatment Plan you can complete while in your home country with our step-by-step guidance. Together with the Treatment Plan we will provide you with an online private prescription for the medication included, that you can buy in one of European online pharmacies (we will provide contact details). Based on the logic of the Treatment Plan you will need to do certain laboratory tests and ultrasound examinations on certain dates that you will know long in advance to be able to book the relevant appointment locally. We can also provide you with the contact details of local specialists on request.

Only fully prepared with all the parameters checked and proved, you are coming to us for your embryo transfer.

In your individual Treatment Plan you will have:

  • The detailed schedule of your process with fixed dates for all the steps
  • The list of the medications, with the dosages and dates of when and how to take them;
  • The ultrasound examination dates (that you can book in advance at your local doctor’s);
  • The dates of arrival and departure for your Embryo Transfer and the dates of all appointments in the Clinic;
  • The list of the laboratory tests and the timeframes for them to be done.
  • The prescription for one of European on-line pharmacies.

Your personal Treating Doctor in O.L.G.A. Fertility will discuss with you all the details and steps of your treatment plan and will answer all your questions at your Zoom consultation.

Our Administrators

During your Zoom consultation about the details of your Treatment Plan your treating doctor is going to introduce your personal administrator to you. Your personal administrator is a team member who is going to assist you with planning your journey to us, choosing a hotel and guiding you through the process of visa application (in case you travel to St. Petersburg). Your personal administrator will be also in touch with you per phone and e-mail to update you on all the practical things and answer your questions, help you with the paperwork, pass doctor’s recommendations to you and your questions to the doctor, arrange your Zoom meetings with your treating doctor, psychologist or nurse.

Step 6: Your visit for the Embryo Transfer

Step 6: Your visit for the embryo transfer

Your Embryo Transfer visit needs 3 full working days which together with the arrival and departure days will make a 5-day visit. 

If you are using the sperm of your partner, your partner will need to come in advance for sperm freezing at least 2 months prior to your Embryo Transfer. His trip may be combined with your own trip for a check-up and/or a hysteroscopy which will usually be 2 months prior to your Embryo Transfer, but also can be 3-4 months ahead of it in rare cases.

If you are using donor sperm, please read above on this page.

Step 7: Continuation of guidance and care upon your return home

Step 7: Continuation of care upon your return home

After the big day of your Embryo Transfer when you return home, your personal Treating Doctor, our Nurses and Midwives are still here to support, guide and monitor you. Your first trimester of pregnancy is a very important and delicate period as during this time you and your baby are tuning in to each other and learning to be together. So, we are teaching you in advance lifestyle and medication to reduce the risk of early pregnancy loss. 

When the first trimester is over, you are going to be mostly guided by your local Obstetrician-Gynecologist. But alongside it our team is going to be in contact with you to assist with any questions you may have, because our mutual ultimate goal is you becoming a mother

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