The Top Three Benefits of IVF Surrogacy By jodorsett on August 30, 2021

a couple touching their surrogate’s pregnant stomachMany couples struggle to have children. For some couples, surrogacy offers the best chances for having children of their own. At The Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Janelle Dorsett and her staff assist couples throughout the surrogacy process to help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Choosing surrogacy is a big decision. Understanding the benefits can help make the decision more clear, which is why we’d like to highlight the top three benefits of IVF surrogacy our patients in and around Lubbock, TX, can expect when choosing this path to parenthood. For answers to your questions or concerns about IVF surrogacy, we welcome you to schedule a consultation. 

1. Biological Connection

During surrogacy, a woman carries a child to term for another person or couple. Although she may carry the baby, she is not the mother and won’t have a genetic link to the child since her eggs are not used.

By combining surrogacy with in vitro fertilization (IVF) it is possible for couples to be biologically related to their children. This may be accomplished by harvesting eggs from the intended mother and fertilizing them with sperm from the intended father in a laboratory. 

Fertilized eggs are incubated until they’ve reached the proper maturity. Once ready, they will be placed within the surrogate’s uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy. 

2. Increased Success Rates

Surrogates are carefully screened. Screenings include medical exams, drug screenings, and medical history, which are performed to make sure the surrogate is healthy enough for pregnancy. In addition, it’s almost always required that a surrogate have had a previous pregnancy and healthy delivery. This is required to demonstrate that the surrogate has successfully brought a pregnancy to term.

Because surrogates are thoroughly screened and have had previous pregnancies, Lubbock couples who have been unable to conceive on their own or with IVF are much more likely to have success with IVF surrogacy. 

3. Experience the Journey of Pregnancy

With IVF surrogacy, the intended parents can experience the excitement of pregnancy, following the developmental journey alongside their surrogate from conception to birth. 

Intended parents are often able to accompany their surrogate to prenatal appointments where they may see ultrasounds of their baby, hear his or her heartbeat, and learn of the baby’s progress, and most importantly, the intended parents can be there to witness the birth of their child. 

Surrogacy makes it possible for the intended parents to experience many of the milestones of pregnancy so they can feel truly involved in the life changing experience of having children. 

Learn More about IVF Surrogacy

Surrogacy can make dreams of parenthood a reality for couples who have struggled to conceive or have suffered repeated pregnancy loss. Through IVF surrogacy, many couples have been able to complete their families and experience the joys of watching their child develop throughout pregnancy and beyond.  

If you have questions about IVF surrogacy or would like more information, call our Lubbock fertility clinic at (806) 788-1212 to schedule a consultation.

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The Centre for Reproductive Medicine

At The Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Janelle Dorsett and our warm, highly trained team provide the tools you need to start or add to your family. Dr. Dorsett is a board-certified fertility specialist and is an associate clinical professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She is a member of the:

  • American College in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Society of Reproductive Medicine (Fellow)

Schedule a consultation to learn more by sending us a message or calling our office at (806) 788-1212

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