IVF surrogacy is a method of reproductive aid done outside of a woman’s body. It is one of the most effective methods of assisted reproduction. Its goal is to help couples struggling with infertility. IVF surrogacy involves artificial insemination of the egg with sperm in a laboratory. This process is a complex medical micromanipulation. IVF surrogacy success rates depend both on the participation of physicians and prior adherence of the parents to the recommendations of specialists regarding reproduction.
Prices for IVF in the USA are often extremely high, and sometimes require several attempts before succeeding. Not all young couples who have trouble getting pregnant can afford this. Fortunately, in the modern world, other countries offer surrogacy through IVF. Our clinic in Georgia will gladly open its doors for couples dreaming of starting a family.
What Is IVF Surrogacy
In-vitro fertilization is most commonly performed when a woman has been diagnosed with infertility, but is also an option for those struggling with male infertility.
- Fallopian tube obstruction or lack of ovaries.
- Endometriosis — often diagnosed after medical treatment or surgery.
- Age-related changes in fertility — decrease in ovulatory cycles, usually due to exhaustion of the ovarian function.
- Medically unexplainable infertility.
- Absence of the uterus or pronounced malformations of its development, such as a disturbance to the growth of the uterine mucous membrane.
Low sperm activity.
- Decrease in the number of spermatozoa, or spermatozoa disturbance.
- Absence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate due to the “blockage” of ejaculatory ducts.
Semen can be obtained by extraction from the testicles, and in the case of the expressed disorders, donor sperm can be used.
Related IVF surrogacy services:
- Infertility diagnostic tests.
- Infertility treatments.
- Preparation for an IVF surrogacy procedure.
- Observation during pregnancy.
Why Choose Us?
Our clinic has 2 decades of experience, and we pride ourselves upon taking every measure to keep our patients happy and healthy. Our clinical staff uses the latest equipment, we have our own state-of-the art laboratories and individual maternity wards to ensure maximum comfort and privacy.
Responsible team of professionals
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IVF Surrogacy Procedure
This process includes the following steps:
- Examination of the surrogate mother to confirm that she can have a healthy pregnancy and give birth.
- Extraction of the sperm and egg from the biological parents or donors for fertilization.
- Preparation of the surrogate mother for IVF.
- Implantation of the embryo.
At the end of this process, the parents will finally receive their baby and pay a commission to the surrogate mother.
A surrogate/donor mother goes through the following stages from conception to birth:
- COS – controlled stimulation of the ovaries. Surrogacy using IVF involves the use of preparations that stimulate the growth of follicles and allow specialists to control their maturation time.
- Follicle punctures to produce oocytes. A doctor injects an ultrasound sensor (also called a transducer) into the vagina, producing an image of the ovaries with follicles. A needle is injected along with the transducer via a special conductor, which then passes through the posterior vaginal arch to each follicle and begins the aspiration of its contents together with the oocytes. The oocytes are then immediately brought to the embryologist.
- In order to fertilize the egg, sperm is injected inside the oocyte. This sperm can either belong to the partner of the biological mother, or a donor.
- Embryo culturing. The day after fertilization, the embryologist can see the exact number of fertilized eggs and formed embryos. They are then placed in an incubator to allow the eggs to continue to develop.
- Embryo transfer. A flexible catheter is used to get the embryos to the uterus through the cervical canal. During the first IVF protocol, the surrogate mother usually has one embryo implanted. However, if there have been several unsuccessful IVF attempts, two embryos may be implanted in order to increase the success rate.
- Maintenance of the luteal phase. In a normal menstrual cycle, just after ovulation, a yellow body is formed at the follicle site. It produces progesterone, which is a hormone necessary for the onset and eventual progression of pregnancy.
- Embryo cryopreservation is the freezing of embryos, and can be provided for several cases. For example, if the first several IVF attempts were unsuccessful, or after some time the couple will want another child, they might choose to freeze the embryos long-term.
- Pregnancy diagnosis. Once the embryo has been transplanted, it will be checked to see if it has implanted into the uterine lining. In order to be pregnant, the surrogate mother must pass a test for a hormone produced in the chorion — HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). As a rule, this should be done 12-14 days after implantation. If the result is positive, the pregnant woman continues to take hormonal medication prescribed by the doctor after the embryo implantation. At 5-6 weeks of pregnancy, a doctor can view a fetus on an ultrasound, and even detect its heartbeat.
- Pregnancy after in vitro fertilization surrogacy. Pregnancy with IVF is different from a naturally occurring pregnancy. In the case of IVF, the risk of miscarrying the fetus is higher, more children can be born, and there is a heightened risk of premature birth. A woman with an IVF pregnancy is closely monitored by an obstetrician-gynecologist throughout her entire pregnancy, as such a pregnancy often requires more attention.