Many issues can make natural conception impossible for individuals or families. Some women may be physically unable to carry a child to term themselves. Same-sex male partners would require a gestational surrogate in order to have a biological child. Age, health or other fertility issues may make egg donation the only option for some families hoping to begin their journey into parenthood.
What Does Surrogacy Involve?
In gestational surrogacy, the sperm and eggs of the prospective parents are used to create an embryo. Donor eggs or sperm can be used in the case of same-sex couples or single people. This embryo is then implanted into the surrogate by way of in-vitro fertilization, after which the surrogate will carry the baby to term. Surrogacy can be an amazingly rewarding and affirming experience for all involved. However, there are several important factors to consider before proceeding.
First, the position of surrogate requires a significant commitment. Travel for appointments, fertility treatment by way of injections and careful monitoring of health during pregnancy are some of the major considerations. The surrogate must be in good mental and physical health. There are also significant legal matters to contend with that vary from state to state and based on your circumstances. This includes factors such as legal risks and responsibilities, and compensation due.
Egg Donation as a Solution to Fertility Problems
To produce a baby via egg donation, first the donor eggs are surgically extracted from the donor. They are then fertilized with either one parent’s sperm or with donor sperm. The embryo is finally implanted into the womb of the expectant parent.
Egg donation has its own important considerations. The egg donor must be in good physical and psychological shape. They must not smoke or abuse any substances. An egg donor must also be aged between 21 and 32 to ensure that the healthiest and most viable eggs can be harvested. The donation process requires administering injections and attending several appointments.
Neway Fertility Can Help You on Your Journey
While this process can sound daunting, Neway Fertility will assist you every step of the way. If surrogacy or egg donation sound like the answer to completing your family, you will not be alone in navigating the process. Contact our office in New York, New York, today to arrange an appointment.
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