Out-of-town patient planning on undergoing an ovum donor cycle

Due to ICRM’s exceptional personalized service, excellent selection of in-house ovum donors, and reasonable cycle costs, ICRM has numerous out-of-town patients who opt to undergo an ovum donor cycle. After your new patient consultation (either via phone, online, or in person), we will provide you with a list of potential ovum donors. You can review your possibilities and choose an ovum donor that best suits you. Our ovum donor coordinators can assist you immensely with this process.

After picking an ovum donor, we will coordinate your and your donor’s cycles. You can either provide a fresh sperm sample on the day of the egg retrieval (in which case, most patients arrive in Boise 1–2 days prior), or you can ship a cryopreserved sperm sample to our office for insemination.

Following insemination, the embryos will be cultured in the lab for 5–7 days, at which point an embryo can either be transferred back into the uterus for fresh embryo transfer, or it can be frozen for a frozen embryo transfer (FET). For an FET, which is the more common choice, the transfer will take place a minimum of 3 weeks after egg retrieval (as patients will need to undergo 3–4 weeks of hormone treatments to prepare the uterus for transfer), but patients can choose to wait longer before starting hormone treatments. Additionally, with FET, you will have the option of doing pre-genetic screening on the embryos, which typically takes 1–2 weeks. It is fine to travel home on the day of your embryo transfer. Approximately 10–14 days after the embryo transfer, you will receive a pregnancy blood test.

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