Our Egg and Double Donation Process: 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 donor eggs 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 it 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.

  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 Consultants
  3. Introduction into Egg / Double Donation with the help of our Psychologists, Egg Donor Experts and Former Patients
  4. Your Egg Donor choice
  5. Your individual Treatment Plan
  6. Your visit for the Embryo Transfer
  7. Continuation of care upon your return home

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

Your Patient Coordinator at O.L.G.A. Fertility is the person who will call you shortly after you send us your initial request. 

She will be your first contact person in the clinic, providing you with all the information you need, 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 Consultants

You will have several free of charge Zoom consultations with one of O.L.G.A. Fertility  Expert Consultants where you will go through your medical history records together, 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 and let us know anything that may be relevant for your treatment success. Having received all this information, we will be able to understand your individual medical needs in order to determine the most promising and successful therapeutic approach for you.

Step 3: Introduction into Egg Donation 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 without limitation. 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 (Embryo Donation or Embryo Adoption), 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 treatment process.

Tatiana Varzaeva

Perinatal Psychologist

Marina Nabokova

Member of the Russian Association of Human Reproduction (RAHR)
Co-founder of the Russian Association of Professional Doulas
Perinatal psychologist

 
Introduction with the help of our Former Patients

While helping single women and couples to become parents for 20 years by now, Dr. Olga, her Team and Former Patients became the 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 today, being happy and grateful, they are willing to give back this help and support — to you.

We will book for you a personal one-to-one Zoom call with one of our Former Patients whose situation was similar to yours. This conversation may help you see that your own fertility journey may have a happy ending too and may not take so long.

Step 4: Your Egg Donor choice

Our Egg Donor team consists entirely of our former Egg Donors. Their calling to help childless women to become mothers was so huge that after having donated their own eggs they have chosen to join O.L.G.A. Fertility Team as full time Team Members

Egg Donation Team

Our Egg Donor Team manages our online Egg Donor Catalogue and works with our Egg Donors helping them throughout the process of donation with information, care and support. They have also met many Egg Donors in person and are the best ones to consult in your donor choice. Your Zoom talk(s) with one of our Egg Donor Team members will help you to know more about the Donors, to better understand the process of choice/matching and to receive the answers to your questions. As a result of this consultation(s) you will find yourself in the position of strength and will be able to make your choice both consciously and confidently.

We always ask you to choose 2 Egg Donors and we reserve them for you after the prepayment is made. By having chosen 2 Egg Donors you have done all you could to give yourself the best chance for success. Some egg+sperm combinations may work out better than others. When you use a donated egg, also use the benefits of it — opportunity to be free from an obligation to use certain genetic material!

When you have chosen at least 2 nice Egg Donors who you feel safe and comfortable with, you have invested your time and effort to maximize the chances of your success and comfort!

Treating Doctors

Step 5: Your individual treatment plan

Based on your medical and psychological situation our Expert Consultants 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 Consultant 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. Meanwhile, following the beginning steps of your Treatment Plan, you can proceed with your Donor choice and the preparations for your journey.

By being in contact with our Team during your preparation stage you will not be required to travel to the clinic as 90% of the steps of your medical plan you can complete in your local country with our support (taking the medication) and at your Local Doctor (we will ask him/her to carry out several laboratory tests and ultrasound examinations). You will then come 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.

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

Anastasia Potanina

Natalia Malinovskaya

Alyona Balyabonova

Valeria Tishchenko

Natalya Glushkova

Darya Ivanova

Your Treating Doctor is going to introduce to you your personal Administrator — 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 on a daily basis 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 personal Doctor, Psychologist or Nurse.

Step 6: Your visit for the Embryo Transfer

Step 6: Your visit to St. Petersburg 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 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.

During 3 days of your stay you are going to have meetings with Doctors, Nurses, ultrasound examinations and even some great social programme!

Step 7: Continuation of 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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