Worldwide, the laws many countries have imposed can make this process both undesirable and disheartening — however, our reproductive firm has opened the door for you to legally and safely build a family through on a trial basis.
Learn more about IVF and Surrogacy.
IVF for Surrogacy — At First Glance
- A gestational carrier is a woman who carries a pregnancy for another deserving couple or single intended parent.
- A gestational surrogate carries to term a pregnancy; through in vitro fertilization an embryo is created with the sperm and egg of the intended parents, or with the help of egg donation or sperm donation. The embryos are then transferred to the surrogate.
- There are a number of legal issues involved in surrogacy arrangements, our exceptional team will help you through the entire process.
How Can We Build a Family with Surrogacy Using IVF?
Surrogacy is a physically and emotionally demanding process that involves careful evaluation by our partnered fertility clinic, surrogacy professionals, and a dedicated reproductive lawyer to ensure that the arrangement succeeds for both the gestational carrier, as well as the intended parents.
Our services offer the initial recruitment and screening of gestational carriers. The fertility clinic we have partnered with has helped countless individuals become parents. The clinic performs an extensive medical, and psychological screening for each surrogate before being accepted into our program.
Passionate and knowledgeable about the complexities involved with IVF Surrogacy, our surrogate coordinators are available to match you with a surrogate and help prepare for the birth of your baby. We understand the importance in guiding you and your gestational carrier with unsurpassed education and support.
The surrogate coordinators will facilitate your surrogate’s medical appointments, living environment, and support sessions — as we believe this is imperative to a successful surrogacy journey.
Learn more about the Step by Step Process.
Who Should Use a Gestational Carrier?
Our firm strongly believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to become a parent, including those who are heterosexual, single, gay, or lesbian.
For couples or women who have medical hindrances, previous unsuccessful assisted reproduction attempts, and multiple failed IVF cycles, genetic conditions or congenital abnormalities — without the option of Surrogacy you may have limited options to build a family. Surrogacy in Mexico embodies affordable costs and is a magnificent option to explore.
Why Do Women Want to Become a Surrogate?
Each of our surrogates are ready to create a distinctive relationship and give you the ultimate gift of family. These exceptional and unselfish women behold love for their own children and are compassionate for others who are in need of building a family via surrogacy.
This is an opportunity for your surrogate to make a bold statement; that regardless of race, religion, or lifestyle — giving is the ultimate reward.
IVF Surrogacy Overview
Once a suitable surrogate has been chosen and the initial screening process is complete, the steps to building a family in Puerto Vallarta can be initiated.
Step 1 | Cycle Synchronization
In order to obtain mature eggs and embryos, our partnered fertility clinic will synchronize the menstrual cycles of the surrogate and the intended parent before transferring them into the perfectly prepared endometrium (uterine lining) of the surrogate to maximize the chances of pregnancy success.
This step is achieved by using hormonal management medication. Once both women’s ovarian function is suppressed and their cycles are synchronized, the process begins to prepare for pregnancy. (Medications can be started in the IPs home before traveling to Puerto Vallarta).
Step 2 | Hormonal Therapy
The surrogate will begin taking estrogen to stimulate endometrial (uterine lining) growth and the intended parent will start by taking medications to stimulate egg production.
Careful monitoring of the ovaries is significant for the development of high quality eggs as well as patient safety.
Step 3 | Egg Retrieval
After careful monitoring of the ovaries and uterus, the fertility specialist in our partnered fertility clinic will determine if the eggs are mature and ready to be retrieved. Once the endometrial lining is appropriately developed, the intended parent is scheduled for egg retrieval — a vaginal, ultrasound-guided procedure under light anesthetic.
The vaginal ultrasound is used to direct a needle through the vaginal wall into the ovary and inside the follicle; suction is employed to aspirate the fluid and egg into the IVF tube. The lead embryologist examines the fluid under a microscope for the presence of the mature eggs.
On the same day as the egg retrieval, the male intended parent provides a fresh sperm sample.
Step 4 | Fertilization
After the egg retrieval is completed; the eggs are submitted to the IVF laboratory for fertilization with the male partner’s sperm. Further examined under a microscope — the lead embryologist is able to identify the ones that have been successfully fertilized. The new embryos are matured three to five days later.
This step can be accomplished through In vitro fertilization (IVF) or through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Step 5 | Embryo Transfer
The number of embryos transferred to the surrogate can greatly influence the success of the cycle, but can increase the chance of multiple births. This determination is made meticulously and safely by you and your fertility doctor.
The embryo transfer procedure is a gentle, painless process that incorporates a soft tube (outer catheter) that is gently inserted within a smaller tube (inner catheter) and loaded with the embryos for guidance into the uterus of the surrogate.
The embryos are injected into the uterine cavity. The surrogate is then instructed to continue her estrogen and progesterone treatments. A pregnancy test is performed two weeks (14 days) after egg retrieval to determine if the cycle is successful.
Step 6 | Pregnancy Success
If the cycle is successful, the specialists in our partnered fertility clinic will continue to monitor the surrogate and the hormonal supplements are continued through the first trimester (12 weeks) of the pregnancy. The IVF team will further monitor blood levels of estrogen and progesterone. Your surrogate will have a weekly medical appointment— the regularity of the appointments will be tailored, depending on specific cases.
Intended parents will receive a monthly evaluation reports on the psychological and nutritional status of their gestational carrier.
Step 7 | Birth of Baby
A C-section is scheduled and the Intended parents are required to travel to Mexico for the birth of the baby.
Step 8 | Taking Your Baby Home
The birth of the baby and the process of obtaining the birth certificate will take place in the same city of the trial — either in the State of Sinaloa or the State of Jalisco. Additionally, any procedures** to obtain passports or travel documents can be completed.
**not included in program costs