If you do not want to or physically are unable to carry a baby to term, this may be the option for you. Surrogates can carry and deliver your baby, and we are experts in matching you with the right surrogate, a process you are involved in from start to finish.
After you have decided to use reciprocal IVF, they process almost identical to standard IVF begins.
With any method of reproductive support for lesbian couples, the first thing to decide upon is sperm donation. Will we use a sperm donor bank or someone we know? Once this has been decided the process of synchronizing menstrual cycles occurs by inducing oral contraceptive pills.
The partner donating eggs will start medications to stimulate the progress of multiple eggs. The partner to be impregnated is induced with medications to help prepare the uterus for transfer.
Once the cycles are coordinated, the eggs will be retrieved using ultrasound guidance and mixed with the donor sperm in a dish. The resultant embryo is transferred to the uterus of carrier using a small catheter. If pregnancy is succeeded, prenatal care begins.
When choosing to use a sperm bank, also called anonymous sperm donation, it ensures that the donor has no parental privileges to the child. The simplicity and uncomplicatedness of this from the beginning provides immediate assurance on your journey.
Conversely, it can add up financially in purchasing sperm from a sperm bank (up to $600 a vial, with the probability of needing more than one vial). It can also prohibit the timeline in conceiving with frozen semen as compared to fresh semen.
Many women deem the process of choosing a sperm donor overpowering assumed the number of options accessible and scale of the assessment. Sperm banks are now offering an option for “identity release” which provides the legal protection but allows the child to discover the father’s identity once they reach the age of eighteen.
Choosing a known sperm donor is a striking option to many women. One, It is generally less expensive than using a sperm bank. Two, it is a more personal journey and can provides the opportunity for the child to participate in the donor’s life.
Unfortunately, it is these two specific potentials that can also make choosing a sperm donor challenging. The laws fluctuate widely from state to state concerning the lawful parental rights of sperm donors.
If you choose a known sperm donor it is vital that you acquaint yourself with the laws in your state and access the guidance of an attorney accustomed with reproductive legal concerns.
This not only reduces the risk of a custody fight or a donor being alleged financially accountable for the child, but protects you as well.
It is vital in choosing a known sperm donor to have the donor comprehensively screened for infectious diseases, hereditary background and any chromosomal irregularities just as would be employed at a sperm bank. Most doctors will endorse that your donor’s sperm is examined before you decide on using it.
If you are in a lesbian relationship you may want to use your partner’s eggs, enabling you to carry her biological baby. This can make you both feel much more involved in the process.