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Third-Party Reproduction

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Many people who try unsuccessfully to become pregnant or have a known cause of infertility can benefit from third-party reproduction.

Third-party reproduction is the process of involving someone other than the intended parent(s) in the process of reproduction. This includes using donated eggs, sperm or embryos and/or gestational surrogacy to bring a baby into the world.

Using a donor or surrogate can allow you to experience carrying a child or have a biological child, both of which might not be possible for you naturally. These options make third-party reproduction preferable to adoption for many couples.

While third-party reproduction may seem socially, ethically and legally complex, millions of babies have been born this way, and Inovi is prepared to guide you through the process.

Donor Egg IVF

Depending on your age, family medical history, egg quality and failure of past fertility treatments, donor egg IVF might be the best option to allow you to conceive a child.

With donor egg IVF, you select the woman who will donate her eggs for use in your in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. The donated eggs will be fertilized with your partner’s sperm (or that of a donor) and transferred to your uterus at the appropriate time in your menstrual cycle. If the embryo implants successfully, you will go on to carry your baby as with any other pregnancy.

Using a Sperm Donor

If you have been diagnosed as azoospermic (having no sperm) or if you have abnormal sperm that cannot be treated, using a sperm donor may be your only option to parent a child. Single women and same-sex female couples may also elect to use a sperm donor to achieve pregnancy.

You can use sperm from a sperm donor for two types of fertility procedures: intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF. IUI allows the sperm to fertilize your egg naturally inside your body, while IVF fertilizes the egg with sperm in a lab before transferring it to your uterus.

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Gestational Surrogacy

Choosing another woman to carry your child is a difficult decision to make, but it can offer you the ability to have a biological child. Gestational surrogacy is when a woman with no genetic link to the child carries a pregnancy that has been conceived through IVF. Your eggs can be used along with your partner’s sperm, or you may use a combination of your eggs/sperm along with those of a donor.

Once the combination of eggs and sperm is selected, the eggs will be fertilized in our lab and then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus at the right time in her menstrual cycle. Once the baby is born, you have full parental rights.

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