How long does the entire process take?

From when you complete the medical application to when you finish a cycle, the average time span is about four to five months.

For the egg donation cycle itself, the process is approximately 2 months, with the first month predominately dedicated to simply taking birth control pills. It consists of 3 main stages:

  • 2 to 3 weeks of birth control pills
  • An average of 8 to 10 days of stimulation via self-administered subcutaneous injections and in-office morning monitoring appointments
  • A ~1-2 hour outpatient egg retrieval procedure (though you’ll be required to take the entire day off)

Your period will resume 1-2 weeks after the egg retrieval. Learn more here.