About the Medication Cycle in Egg Donation
Usually, women mature only one egg each month. To obtain multiple eggs for egg donation, women are given a series of fertility medications to stimulate more eggs to mature. Women are born with about one million eggs, which are inactive in the ovary. The pituitary gland in the brain releases hormones that stimulate the ovary to release an immature egg to grow and finish maturation. In response to the pituitary hormones, the ovary synthesizes and releases estrogen, which signals back to the pituitary, causing the egg to complete its growth. The pituitary is suppressed with birth control pills and Lupron Then; about ten days of Follicle Stimulation Hormone (FSH) injections help mature the group of eggs to be retrieved a few hours before being spontaneously released by the ovary.
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