Surrogacy in Conjunction With In Vitro Fertilization

baby-mother-infant-child-female-happy-white-joyState-of-the-Art In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) provides the insurmountable gift of life to women who are unable to conceive and carry a child to full term. The gift of life through surrogacy has exchanged between intended parents and surrogates in hospitals all over the world.

Surrogacy Through In Vitro Fertilization

Similar to the process involved in In Vitro Fertilization using donor eggs, the intended parents and potential gestational surrogate are thoroughly screened medically and psychologically.

  • In-depth review of medical records
  • In-depth psychological evaluation
  • Physical and medical testing

Both parties must meet and confer with independent counsel to finalize a mutually agreeable written gestational surrogacy contract. The intended parents and gestational surrogate have a relationship and remain in contact throughout the pregnancy until transfer of the child after birth.

Gestational Surrogacy Procedure

Gestational surrogacy is recommended for women who are able to produce healthy eggs, but are unable to conceive and carry a pregnancy to full term. The first step is to synchronize the menstrual cycles of the intended mother and surrogate mother through medications suppressing their natural hormone production. Replacement hormones are administered to mimic the stages of a normal cycle in a controlled manner using estrogen and progesterone.

The intended mother then undergoes a series of fertility medication administration to stimulate her egg follicle growth and induce the maturation of several eggs for surgical retrieval.

Through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the intended mother’s eggs are retrieved and fertilized with the intended father’s sperm in vitro (in a lab). Once the resulting embryos have developed to a quality stage in a controlled laboratory, a predetermined number are transferred to the gestational mother’s uterus for implantation.

Surrogacy and In Vitro Fertilization

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Posted on: October 10, 2017