Bringing a child into the world is a beautiful venture that couples all over the world have done since the beginning of time. The joy a newborn brings to a family is indescribable. However, not all couples are afforded the luxury of being able to conceive easily or naturally.
Trying to conceive a pregnancy can be a discouraging challenge when suffering from infertility. There are many roadblocks for heterosexual couples dealing with infertility and gay couples who would like to have a child of their own genetic makeup.
Luckily, in 2022, IVF procedures are better than ever. The world of IVF surrogacy is making the dream come true for couples who want to have a child and could not otherwise. IVF surrogacy enables a gestational carrier to carry an intended parent’s biological embryo to term.
There are many benefits to using IVF and the latest advancements in the field. Choosing the right doctor and the best fertility clinic can help intended parents achieve their family-building goals.
Here are just a few of the benefits:
The Journey Can Be Tailored to the Intended Parents
The greatest part of IVF surrogacy is that the process can be tailored to the intended parent’s unique circumstances. They’ll choose a doctor who understands them and their fertility. Through clear communication with a doctor about what the end goals, wants, and desires are, they can tailor a journey to fit the intended parent’s life.
The best fertility doctor can steer intended parents through the journey of IVF surrogacy. They should inform intended parents about what kind of surrogate they’ll want to match with, what type of donor to seek (if applicable), what to expect at the embryo transfer and the optimal protocol for conceiving through IVF surrogacy per their circumstances.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Embryo selection based on genetics is optional, though some intended parents find peace of mind using these advancements when family-building.
Preimplantation genetic testing is a great advancement in the world of IVF surrogacy. This option is used to identify a specific disease that intended parents may already be aware of and test for it prior to an embryo transfer. An example would be Cystic Fibrosis. Intended parents can now choose which embryos they want to transfer to their gestational carrier based on the testing results.
Gender Selection of Embryos
With today’s technology, intended parents can opt-in for gender selection prior to the embryo transfer. Essentially choosing their baby’s sex prior to pregnancy. Depending on one’s family-building journey, this may be an attractive option.
Here are some of the common medical and elective reasons we’ve experienced with intended parents choosing gender selection at PFCLA:
- Intended parents may be experiencing a genetically transmitted disease that is sex-based, and would like to mitigate the risk of their boy or girl receiving it.
- Intended parents had the unfortunate experience of losing a child and wish to have another of the same sex.
- Intended parents are more equipped to parent one sex or the other.
Gestational Carrier Screening
When selecting a surrogate, trust is an essential element in the equation. Fortunately, PFCLA has partnerships with some of the most reputable agencies, with detailed and expansive surrogate networks. By working closely with an established surrogacy agency, intended parents are able to match with a surrogate that is well fit to carry their bundle of joy into the world.
Success rates matter when it comes to the field of IVF surrogacy. Using the most experienced clinics with great success rates can ensure intended parents end up with a baby. Every person pursuing IVF (whether it be intended parents or a surrogate) can ask any doctor or clinic for their success rates and protocols.
By having a conversation with a chosen doctor about expectations, intended parents know what will be possible and won’t be possible throughout their journey. When it comes down to how many embryos will be implanted and what’s safe for the surrogate, trust the doctor’s counsel and they will guide intended parents on the right path.
IVF Surrogacy at PFCLA
Rest assured knowing that surrogates will be thoroughly screened before embarking on an IVF surrogacy journey with us at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. We assign intended parents a dedicated care coordinator to oversee the entire process. Our team of doctors and nurses provides all intended parents with ample resources and support during this
Grow your family with surrogacy and IVF alongside PFCLA. Our team is excited to be a part of your fertility journey and provide resources to match you with your perfect surrogate.