Third Party Reproduction / LGBTQ+
Sperm collected from a known donor (often a friend or family member) or sperm bank (anonymous) is prepared to be injected into the uterus. Donor sperm from a bank has been tested for infectious disease and screened for quality.
Fresh or frozen sperm is prepared for home insemination.
Fresh or frozen sperm is prepared and injected at the office through IUI or IVF.
Donor Oocytes, or egg donation allows those with ovarian failure, poor egg quality, or previous failed IVF treatments to become pregnant. The eggs are harvested from a donor and then used as part of IVF treatment.
The reciprocal IVF process allows both partners to participate in the pregnancy. One partner undergoes egg retrieval, the egg is fertilized with donor sperm, and transferred to the other partner.
A fertilized embryo (known or donated sperm/egg) is transplanted to the uterus of the gestational surrogate to carry the pregnancy.
IVM (In Vitro Maturation)
IVM involves collecting eggs from the ovary before maturation. In IVM, the eggs are matured in the lab as part of IVF treatment.