My husband and I have been struggling for 8 years to conceive and we finally have come to the conclusion that we need to resort to surrogacy as our last option.
How does a surrogacy work, what is its cost, and does anyone have experience with the southern California reproductive center in this topic?06/02/2018 at 11:21 am
We’re a gay couple and have started surrogacy at this center. Now our surrogate is pregnant after her first embryo transfer!! We’re so happy!
Do you know how an in vitro fertilization cycle works? Surrogacy is basically the same, it’s just a different person that carries your baby.08/02/2018 at 8:25 pm
Now, I don’t even know how in vitro fertilization works. Is it something like obtaining my partner’s sperm and transferring it artificially into the uterus?08/09/2018 at 3:00 pm
first of all, what you’re referring to sounds like artificial insemination which is a more simple technique compared to in vitro fertilization in which the women’s eggs are collected by means of follicular puncture and then to be fertilized in the laboratory using either her husband’s sperm or donor sperm. The development of the resulting embryos will be monitored until they are ready for transfer. Read the whole process here: What Is In Vitro Fertilization?
Surrogacy is a fertility procedure that involves a woman who agrees to carry someone else’s baby. This woman is known as surrogate or gestational carrier, while the patients are usually called intended parents. In surrogacy, the gestational carrier will be transferred either the eggs of the intended mother or of a healthy donor. The procedure is like any other IVF treatment with the only difference that it will be a third person involved who is in charge of carrying the pregnancy to term.
The costs range from $100,000 to $200,000 in which the surrogate may or may not economically compensated which depends on the country. The medical expenses derived from the pregnancy should be added as well: gynecological consultations, ultrasounds, medications, etc. Maternity clothes, as well as visits to the clinic, are on the intended parent’s expense, too. Some insurance companies cover medical expenses derived from surrogacy arrangements, though. Read more about surrogacy, its procedure, and costs here: What Is Surrogacy?- Definition and Types.
Last but not least, feeling comfortable in a fertility clinic is another crucial factor when it comes to decision-making. Undergoing any kind of fertility treatment is a hard road and can be emotionally very exhausting, so try to avoid any additional inconvenience. For this reason, from inviTRA we always advise you to visit at least two or three fertility clinics before deciding so that you can compare your impressions of each one. In our clinic directory, you will be able to obtain information about the centers in your area you are interested in.
Hope this helps you,
all the best.04/02/2019 at 11:38 am