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Sperm Donation With Surrogacy — At First Glance
- Sperm donors are anonymous donors from a variety of backgrounds who share common excellence who have chosen to assist others in fulfilling their dreams of having a family.
- Sperm donors undergo extensive medical and genetic screening, in which the accepted donor’s sperm is frozen and quarantined for six months.
- Sperm donation may be used when the male partner has low sperm count, or a genetic defect that the male intended parent does not want to pass on; or used by same-sex female couples and single women pursuing family building options.
Is Sperm Donation The Best Treatment For Us?
For a heterosexual couple, seeking sperm donation is appropriate when the male partner has very low sperm count, has undergone previous radiation or chemotherapy treatment, has a genetic defect and does not want to pass on to child, endured a previous vasectomy or has a blockage of sperm ducts.
For lesbian and single women, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with surrogacy using donor sperm provides the definitive and captivating chance for building a family.
How Do We Select A Suitable Sperm Donor?
Sperm donor programs use a strict screening process and superior standards designed to assure each donor beholds a high standard for personal health, family medical history, education, and physical characteristics.
Information on donors may include childhood photos, medical and personal profiles, audio interviews, staff impressions, and donor essays. Profiles will give you an animated assessment about the donor, his likes, dislikes, hobbies, and will provide comprehensive backgrounds on medical and genetic family information.
The extensive amount of sperm donors are between 18 and 32 years of age in order to minimize genetic abnormalities. Most donors are either currently involved with or have finished their university or masters degree at the time of their participation in our program.
FDA regulations require anonymous sperm donors to be screened for communicable diseases. Donors are ineligible if either screening or testing is positive for either a communicable disease or a risk factor for a communicable disease.
Sperm Donation with Surrogacy Process
Step 1 | Cycle Synchronization
Synchronization of the menstrual cycles of the surrogate and the intended mother is the first step to acquire mature eggs and embryos.
A variation of hormonal medications is used to suppress the women’s ovarian function.
Step 2 | Hormonal Therapy
The surrogate will begin taking estrogen to stimulate endometrial (uterine lining) growth and the intended parent will start taking medication to stimulate egg production.
Careful monitoring of the ovaries is substantial for the development of high quality eggs as well as patient safety.
Step 3 | Egg Retrieval
Once our partnered fertility doctor has determined that the eggs are mature and ready to be retrieved; as well as the endometrial lining ready for transfer, the intended mother is scheduled for egg retrieval — in which the fertility clinic’s medical team will guide a tiny, pliable catheter into the donor to retrieve the egg.
Gentle suction is used to aspirate the fluid and egg into the test tube. The expert embryologist will examine the fluid under a microscope for the presence of the mature eggs.
Step 4 | Fertilization
Once the eggs are retrieved, the IVF laboratory fertilizes the donated sperm with the eggs. The new embryos are incubated and observed for three to five days.
Step 5 | Embryo Transfer
The number of embryos placed in the uterus can greatly influence the success of the cycle, but also can increase the chance of multiple births and will be pre-determined by the proficient fertility specialists.
The embryo transfer employs a soft tube (outer catheter) inserted by your fertility doctor into a smaller tube (inner catheter) and guides the embryos into the uterus of the surrogate.
The embryos are then injected into the uterine cavity. The surrogate continues her estrogen and progesterone treatments.
Step 6 | Pregnancy Success
A pregnancy test is taken two weeks (14 days) after egg retrieval to determine if the cycle is successful. The fertility clinic/medical team will continue to monitor and evaluate the surrogate and gradually prepare for the live birth. Their 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.
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. Intended parents will attain the birth certificate and the child’s passport to travel out of Mexico and back home.
CARE Mexico is extensively involved in the latest research, and we are here to help all of our intended parents explore and understand the prodigious possibility that exists with surrogacy in Mexico.
Your needs are our greatest concern.
**this is not included in program costs.