IVF Surrogacy Program
If you are looking for an excellent IVF surrogacy program, you should know that Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) has consistently been ranked a top IVF surrogacy clinic.
IVF surrogacy employs a third-party “gestational surrogate” to carry the pregnancy when, for various reasons, a woman cannot carry a baby herself.
The surrogate mother agrees under contract to be implanted with embryos developed in vitro from the sperm and eggs of the client couple in order to achieve the pregnancy.
Related reading: IVF Surrogacy: An Overview of the Process
IVF Surrogacy: 50% You + 50% Your Partner = 100% Your Child Genetically
IVF surrogacy creates a child with 100 percent genetic identity with the donor couple. With IVF gestational surrogacy, your child is no different genetically than if he or she had been conceived and carried to term naturally, which is why SCRC’s IVF surrogacy program has become a popular option for many couples dealing with certain types of female factor infertility who are trying to build a family.
Note that this is an important difference from using an egg donor in IVF. Egg donation creates a child with 50% genetic identity with the client couple; because the male partner contributes his sperm to fertilize a donor egg, thus the female partner has no genetic contribution.
How SCRC’s IVF Surrogacy Program Works
Both partners come to an SCRC fertility clinic, where they are thoroughly evaluated and given a diagnosis by one of our fertility specialists. Many times, couples don’t realize the true cause of their infertility, so proper diagnosis is essential before deciding on a course of infertility treatment.
The female partner begins an IVF cycle by taking the appropriate medications and hormone injections to stimulate ovulation.
After ultrasound monitoring confirms proper ovarian follicle development, the eggs are retrieved and turned over to our IVF lab, the ART Reproductive Center.
The eggs are carefully fertilized using the male partner’s sperm by embryologists in our IVF lab. Sometimes, we may use assisted reproductive technologies such as ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) to ensure fertilization.
Embryos grow and develop in vitro. PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) is an assisted reproductive technology that we frequently employ to select only the most viable embryos and screen for genetic disorders simultaneously.
Embryo transfer or blastocyst transfer is used in order to transfer the embryos to the surrogate mother’s uterus, where they can implant.
The surrogate carries your child to term.
You celebrate having a happy, healthy baby who is uniquely and completely yours!
At Southern California Reproductive Center, as is the case with all forms of infertility treatment we offer, we maintain rigorous and exacting standards in our IVF surrogacy program. Surrogate mothers who are part of the program come to us from only the most respected professional surrogacy agencies.
How do I find out about getting started?
Call SCRC at (800) 600-9112 or click here to contact us. Our caring fertility consultants will be happy to explain your options for IVF surrogacy and all of our infertility treatments, as well as help set up an appointment for a consultation with one of our fertility specialists and answer any questions you might have!