The Gestational Surrogacy Process
We briefly synchronize the cycles of the donor and recipient using birth control pills.
Priming of Intended Mother and Gestational Carrier
After synchronization, we prime the intended mother (or in some cases, an egg donor) for ovulation induction to produce multiple eggs. Simultaneously, we prepare the uterine lining of the gestational carrier with appropriate hormones to ready it for the implantation process.
Egg Collection + Fertilization
Eggs are collected through the vagina under ultrasound guidance in the clinic using light IV sedation, and are subsequently combined with the father’s sperm or donor sperm in the lab to create the embryos.
Egg Culturing + Transfer
Eggs are cultured for 5 days before the resulting embryo(s) is/are transferred into the uterus of the surrogate for 9 months of safe keeping.