Are there alternative solutions?

If none of the treatments discussed so far have resulted in pregnancy, or if none are applicable to you, there are still ways for you to bring a baby into your life. We will stop at nothing to achieve this, and there are alternatives available to you. We can assist with these. We are all about creating families and nothing would give us more satisfaction than being able to assist you in creating yours. These alternative solutions sometimes involve egg and sperm donors but will still result in a child being brought into your life.

 

Egg Donor

Egg donation is the process by which a woman donates eggs for purposes of assisted reproduction. For assisted reproduction purposes, egg donation typically involves in vitro fertilization technology, with the eggs being fertilized in the laboratory. More rarely, unfertilized eggs may be frozen and stored for later use. Egg donation is a third party reproduction, as part of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

 

Sperm donor

Donor Insemination (DI) uses sperm from a donor to help the woman become pregnant. Sperm donors are screened for sexually transmitted diseases and some genetic disorders. In DI, sperm from the donor is placed into the neck of the womb (cervix) at the time when the woman ovulates. DI uses intrauterine insemination with donor sperm. Donor sperm can also be used for in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

 

Surrogate

Artificial insemination first made surrogacy possible. A traditional surrogate is a third party woman who is artificially inseminated with the man’s sperm or receives the fertilised embryo from the couple. She then carries the baby and delivers it for the parents to raise.

 

Many couples are not able to have their own children, regardless of having a normal sperm or ovarian function due to congenital absence of the uterus or malformations of the reproductive tract. In some instances, a pregnancy may be contraindicated due to other health issues that jeopardize the life of the mother, or because the medical treatment will expose the fetus to the teratogenic effect of medicines taken during pregnancy.

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Less then 1 in 100 couples who have treatment at The Bridge Clinic require a surrogate.

Therefore, it is feasible to transfer the embryo into another woman who will carry the baby to term. The uterus of the gestational carrier will be synchronized with the ovulation induction of the biological mother in order to create the best possible environment for the embryo.

 

A complete psychological evaluation and numerous blood screening tests are required, as well as a signed legal agreement among all involved parties.