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Gestational Surrogacy in Texas

With surrogacy, women who struggle to become pregnant can enlist the help of a surrogate or gestational carrier to carry their pregnancy to term. In Texas, it is required that women use a gestational carrier for surrogacy cycles, meaning the surrogate does not have a biological connection to the baby. Gestational surrogacy is also a great option for singles and same-sex couples.

The Gestational Surrogacy Process

1

Cycle Synchronization

We briefly synchronize the cycles of the donor and recipient using birth control pills.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

Third-party surrogacy is a complex process, so finding an experienced fertility clinic to assist you is important. The fertility specialists at IVFMD can help answer your questions regarding finding the right surrogate and the use of donor sperm or donor eggs. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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