Here are the answers to a few questions that patients who are interested in using egg donors often ask us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 608-824-0075 to discuss.
If your testing was completed at the Wisconsin Fertility Institute, we will contact you when the results are in and have you set up an appointment with one of the providers to discuss your specific treatment plan. If your testing was done through your own health care provider, you will need to get your results sent or faxed to our office. Once we have received all of the records, we will contact you to set up your treatment plan visit.
Review ALL medications with the donor coordinator or your physician. Many medications are ok to continue, but we do want to review everything you are taking.
This can be difficult to know for some people, if they are spotting or bleeding stops and starts. Day one is considered the first day you see flow. Spotting does not count as flow. If you are not using a pad or tampon, then it is not day one yet. Do your best to pick which day you first notice flow and count that as day one.
Our compensation is weighted so that there is incentive to complete the entire cycle.
Level of Completion Percentage Payment
Completion of cycle up to starting injections 5%
Completion of ovulation induction 10%
Completion of Oocyte Retrieval 55%
Completion of post-operative check up 100%
When we call in your original prescription, we also call in several refills. Simply contact the pharmacy from where you received your original prescription and they will mail out more medications. Some pharmacies do not deliver on the weekends, so if you will need more medication on Saturday or Sunday, you should have it delivered by Friday.
About ½ of the women taking Lupron will have bleeding like or less than a period. Continue with your Lupron and keep the next appointment you have scheduled.
You may notice, on the flow sheet tab of the patient portal website, the medications are listed under abbreviations. Generally, these abbreviations stand for the type or category of drug, rather than the actual name of the drug. When we are talking about medications, we generally refer to the actual name of the drug. This key should help clarify:
Please see the Medication Storage Fact Sheet in your IVF folder for a complete listing of medications and instructions.
Any medications besides the ones we are prescribing should be cleared by one of our staff. Please review all medications you take with us. Tylenol and Benadryl products are ok to use during the cycle. Ephedrine based medications should be avoided.
There is no evidence to suggest that restricting intercourse is helpful.