Embryo Donation Treatment Process

  • You will be given medication to thicken your uterus lining so that it is in optimum condition to receive embryos. You will have some scans to check that your body is responding to the medication appropriately.
  • The embryologist will remove the embryos from frozen storage and thaw them. Provided they survive the thaw then 1, 2 or 3 embryos (depending on the number available and your age) will be transferred into your uterus.
  • Like when you have a smear test, a speculum will be inserted into your vagina to keep the vaginal walls apart. A small flexible tube (catheter) containing the embryos will then be inserted through your cervix and into your uterus.
  • You will find out if you are pregnant about two weeks after the embryos have been transferred either by a home pregnancy urine test or a blood test at the clinic.