Egg Donation/Surrogacy

Egg Donation/Surrogacy 2018-03-16T17:13:40+00:00

Egg Donation/Surrogacy

With one in six Australian couples facing some type of fertility issue, the country is full of loving people who want to bring a child into the world but can’t do it on their own. After considering their options, many look into egg donation and surrogacy.

It’s important for donors, surrogates, and couples to understand the processes involved. Then, people can take the next step with confidence.

Fertility issues are often traced back to an issue with the eggs. In some cases, the woman is unable to produce eggs. In other cases, she produces eggs, but they can’t be fertilized into embryos.

These issues have various causes. Some issues are age related. When women get older, their eggs get older, as well, and it becomes harder for the eggs to turn into embryos. This can happen at any age, but it usually doesn’t occur until after the age of 35.

Early menopause is another problem. Some women start menopause at the age of 30 or earlier. They stop producing eggs, so they are not able to start a family without assistance.

Still others have diseases and disorders that damage their eggs. There is a litany of disorders that can lead to reproductive issues.

Then, some people have trouble getting pregnant or staying pregnant, and they do not know why. For whatever reason, their eggs cannot attach to the uterine lining or they cannot maintain a pregnancy. These women might be good candidates for egg donation.

When someone decides to move forward with egg donation, the facility acquires a donor and extracts the eggs. Then, the eggs are fertilized and placed in the recipient.

Sometimes having an egg isn’t enough. Some people also need a carrier. They might belong to the LGBT community and need outside help, or they might be dealing with fertility issues that prevent them from carrying a baby to term. Those who are unable to start families on their own often turn to surrogates for help.

Most people use what it is referred to as a gestational surrogate. The doctor creates an embryo via in vitro fertilization and then places it in the surrogate. The surrogate does not use her own eggs, so she does not have any genetic ties to the baby. She carries the baby to term, and then the baby goes home with his or her parents.

Traditional surrogacy is no longer as common, but it is also an option. In this case, the surrogate is inseminated with the biological father’s sperm. The surrogate has a genetic connection with the child.

If you need help conceiving or you want to help others conceive, contact us for a free consultation today. With our help, you can give or get the gift of life. We will go over your options with you and help you take the next steps on your journey. This is an exciting time, so get the process started by picking up the phone and contacting us.