Donor Embryo Cycle Timeline

The donor embryo cycles are relatively straightforward and can be completed in 2-3 months from the time you choose a donor embryo

  1. Once you choose a donor embryo(s), you will complete a Contact Form document in order for Donor Nexus to prepare your contract and invoice.
  1. You will receive a contract and invoice to be completed within 10 days.
  1. Upon receipt of the signed contract and funds, the cycle will be CONFIRMED. The embryos are removed from the database and can no longer be offered to other patients. We will also forward a confirmed match sheet to your HRC Fertility physician.
  1. You are put in contact with HRC Fertility to schedule a consultation with the designated physician.
  1. The HRC Fertility physician will order pretesting to be completed prior to the frozen embryo transfer cycle. You will be put in contact with a nurse coordinator who will give you pretesting orders and help you throughout the entire process. Note: If you live outside of Southern California, the pretesting does not have to be completed at HRC Fertility.

You can expect to have the following pretesting ordered by your physician:

  • Uterine Cavity Evaluation- sonohysterogram or hysteroscopy with mock embryo transfer (to be completed Cycle Day 6-10 of Menses)
  • State Mandated Infectious Disease Panel
  • Any additional testing the physician requests
  1. Once your pretesting is completed, you will determine cycle dates with your nurse coordinator. Your nurse coordinator will also order your medications.
  1. You will have 3 monitoring ultrasounds completed during the cycle to ensure your uterine lining is ready for the embryo transfer.
  1. The embryo transfer will take place at HRC Fertility. Most physicians require 2 days of bed rest following the embryo transfer.

Note: If you live outside of Southern California, you can expect to be in California for a total of 4 days.

  1. Your first blood bHCG level will be drawn 10-12 days after transfer.

Please note this is a brief description of the overall process in order to provide you with a better understanding of what to expect!