The first appointment -screening

There is no need to be worried about your first appointment which is the one at the start of screening, – or any of the appointments that follow for that matter! During the first appointment the doctor will take your full medical history, discuss the egg donation process with you in detail, and begin the routine screening process. Screening will involve taking a blood sample to test for certain conditions – something that the doctor will explain to you at the time.

It is highly likely that you will have a discussion regarding managing contraception, particularly if you have either a coil or implant in place. It is also likely that you will be put on the Pill so that your cycle of treatment can be easily managed. You will need to have an internal scan to check that there are no underlying problems with your ovaries or womb, and vaginal swabs will be taken to rule out any infection.

The purpose of this initial appointment is to make sure that it’s not going to affect your health or fertility in any way by being an egg donor. If there is any chance that by going forward the process could affect you, you would not be allowed to continue.

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