Surrogacy (Third party reproduction)


The method that gives the pleasure to become parents to couples who are infertile is a third-party reproduction. The sperm, eggs, or embryo of some other couples are used enable a woman to get pregnant in this method. With this infertility treatment, parents get a baby in a way other than the traditional one but they can feel the warmth of parenthood with this procedure.

Types of 3rd party reproduction

  • Oocyte donation (egg donation)
  • Sperm donation
  • Embryo donation
  • Surrogacy- includes both traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy

Oocyte donation- help a childless woman to feel the joy of motherhood

In this method, a woman donates her eggs to some other woman in order to help her get pregnant. In this process, the egg that is donated is fertilised in the laboratory. Egg freezing is the latest technique which allows the storing of unfertilised egg for future use or donation to some other woman.

When you need Oocyte donor?

The women with following problems need to go for this process.

  • The women who have faced premature ovarian failure. It could be genetic, surgical, CT, or RT
  • Women postmenopausal where menopause must be less than 5 years
  • Women who are aged more than 40-42 years also face problems in pregnancy and they need to opt for this process
  • Women with poor quality eggs
  • Repeated IVF failures
  • Genetic disorders can also be the reason.

Why do you need to find an egg donor?

The eggs of some women are not of that good quality to be used for the IVF treatment and therefore, they need to find a donor. The donor is also a woman just like you and they are the ones who want to help women like them to feel the warmth of motherhood. Doctors are dream doers and these women are helping doctors to make your dream true. The donor egg helps a woman conceive with the IVF treatment.

Steps involved in egg donation

Female egg donation is most popular in India and it is growing day by day in order to share the happiness. It is done at the best IVF clinics in India with complete safety and security. Below are the steps that are involved in the procedure:

  • Proper medical checkup
  • Counselling for an egg donor
  • Consent will be taken
  • Stimulation of egg donor
  • Collection of eggs
  • Formation of embryos

Sperm donation - share happiness

In this process, a man donates his semen to any couple or an individual to help them conceive and have a baby. The donor sperm can be either directly injected into a woman's body in her reproductive parts or can be used in the laboratory to fertilize the egg. It is a safe method and information of both parties is kept confidential. With proper consent and counselling, the donor sperm is inserted into the uterus.

When you need a sperm donor?

It is beneficial for many a people

  • Men who have Azoospermia with testicular failure
  • Severe sperm abnormality in some males
  • When poor sperm morphology is causing repeated IVF failures
  • Genetic disorders in men
  • Ejaculatory dysfunction
  • STDs in men that can't be eradicated
  • Severe isoimmunization of partner
  • When single women wants to become a mother

Embryo donation - share embryo, share parenthood

An anonymous embryo can also be created using donor sperm and donor eggs at fertility centers. Either created an anonymous embryo or donated by some other couple, the embryo is implanted in recipient female's uterus. The child who gets birth this way is called the child of the lady who gave her birth and not the donors.

When do you need an embryo donor?

When both the partners have infertility problems that could not be treated, for them this method is the best. Or if both the partners are facing genetic disorder then also this is the best way to conceive a child. Embryo donation is required when couples are losing pregnancy because of the embryonic problem.

Surrogacy - help someone be a mom

A female becomes a surrogate mother for a couple where the female partner can't carry the baby in her womb. None of the gametes of the baby belongs to the surrogate or his husband and her only job is to carry the baby until delivery and handover the child to her parents. The complete procedure is done by a fertility specialist only.

Altruistic:all the expenses related to pregnancy, such as maternity clothing, medical expenses, feedings, and anything else are paid by the intended parents of the baby and the surrogate do not receive any financial reward in return. It is like helping any couple to have a baby voluntarily.

When is the need for surrogacy?

Surrogacy treatment in India is done when there is some problem with the uterus of the female. When the uterus is absent or even if it is present, it's a T shaped or hypoplastic uterus. The post hysterectomy condition is also a reason. Repeated implantation failures, diseases like diabetes and other, intrauterine scars, and other pregnancy and placental complications wherein the intrauterine pregnancy is harmful to the woman.

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