Parents first send an enquiry to the main contact person through our website; thereby providing inform about specific requirements they have, as well as the dates they are willing to participate in the program.
Once the dates are negotiated, parents begin the donor selection process. In order to select a suitable egg donor, parents must visit our website at: www.newlifegeorgia.com. A case coordinator will give them login details to access the database. After that, by clicking on the database link parents can view all available egg donors; donor pictures and personal profiles are attached to each of them, parents can easily review their medical history, previous donation history, current occupation, education, and so on. The questionnaires are very informative. However, we always encourage the parents to ask for any additional information available about the donor to help them make their final decision.
After that, parents send us copies of their passports and we then sign the contract. The contract can be exchanged electronically; there is no need to send the original hard copies to us. Parents make the first payment according to the invoices we send. After receiving payment we do a full screening of the egg donor and make sure we are ready to begin preparations. The IVF procedure then takes place on the assigned dates; consequently, parents need to be present for around 5 days, as it is difficult to determine in advance what the exact dates of egg retrieval will be.
The next step is egg retrieval and fertilization, after which the embryos are transferred to the surrogate mother. It is common practice to transfer day three embryos. However, day five blastocyst embryo transfers can be done upon the parents’ request. The number of embryos transferred per trial is three. If the parents are firmly against having twins, they can opt for transferring 2 embryos. Transferring more than three embryos is not advisable.
Initial pregnancy confirmation; HCG tests are done 14-16 days after the embryo transfer. Parents will receive the test results on the same day or early next morning. If the relevant level of HCG is confirmed by the first test we repeat the process two days after to finally confirm the pregnancy. One month after embryo transfer the first ultrasound is done.