Infertility is not an issue with persons who want to become a parent any more. Egg donation and a surrogate program for families helps in many ways to enable anyone to have a happy and healthy family life.
All types of couples can experience the excitement of a family. This includes women without viable eggs, same sex couples and single women that want to experience the joy of a baby.
Some women are unable to carry a baby for medical reasons, but they may have viable eggs. In this case, gestational surrogacy allows the biological mother’s eggs to be fertilized by the biological father and implanted in the surrogate mother. The surrogate mother then carries the baby to full term and delivers it. The beauty of this program is that the baby is biologically related to both the biological parents and receives traits from each parent as it would in a normal pregnancy where a mother carries her own child.
The parents are often involved in every step of the pregnancy as their bundle of joy grows and are present when the child is born to experience the excitement of a new life.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of securing eggs from the biological mother and fertilizing them with the father’s sperm in a laboratory. When the eggs are fertile, the embryo is implanted in the gestational surrogate mother’s uterus to grow naturally.
Surrogate programs screens all prospective gestational surrogates rigorously to ensure that they are an exceptional match for carrying a child. All medical records from all doctors are examined to determine if the donor is healthy. The medical history of the donor’s family and social history are important factors in the screening process.
Surrogates meet with a fertility specialist to make certain they understand all the physical and psychological demands that they will go through during a pregnancy. Background information such as religious beliefs and all social activities are examined and recorded so that a person interested in having a baby through surrogacy can make sure their beliefs are in sync with the woman who will carry the baby to term.
A surrogate may be scheduled to have a uterine test after they are approved medically, emotionally and psychologically. A Sonohysterogram (SHG) is used to check the uterine cavity’s shape and make certain it has no defects. A mock practice embryo transfer may be done also to measure the uterus depth and make certain the surrogate can carry a child to full term.
A good Surrogate program is in place to help families with fertility issues to conceive a child and have the excitement of a family together. Programs screen all surrogates to make certain that the program can provide options that works for all parties involved. Contact your local Center to request more information and begin a new life as a family.