When one desires to implement a surrogacy programme/to undergo infertility treatment/to carry out IVF or/and ICSI procedures, it is vitally important to distinguish between two essential parts that constitute such type of a programme.
First of all, one should remember about the legal part/issues of such programmes, and that is why legal agencies dealing with surrogacy do their business: assistance in obtaining/issuing official documents, drawing up correct legal instruments are crucial here. Once failed to make up the correct contract, once made a little mistake in the document layout, big problems may come up later! That is why it is important to find a proper lawyer/agency that would help you to do all these things correctly and within a shorter period of time. And that is what you can read about on our site, too.
The second part of such a programme is the medical one: to have a child and have your names put onto the Birth Certificate, a baby has to be born first. And to have a baby, a surrogate mother and medical specialists (gynecologists, reproductologists and embryologists) do a great job.
Hence, we have decided that some essential information concerning how all the medical things go within a programme would be quite useful for you to sink in the principle of the whole process!
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a treatment option used for couples with infertility that cannot be treated using simpler methods. This procedure has excellent success rate but requires significant effort and can be expensive. For all of these reasons, advanced treatment options can be stressful. These natural stresses can be minimized if you understand the nuances of the various procedures. Understanding the applications for each procedure will help you obtain the appropriate treatment and maximize your chance for success.
What is an insemination? It’s the husband’s/donor’s sperm injection into the uterine cavity after certain medical preparations.
When is this method used? This method is generally used in cases when the sperm quality is law and/or the female patient has minor hormonal disturbances.
Oocyte (egg) donation
For certain medical reasons (in cases of premature ovarian failure, absence of ovaries, premature menopause, genetic disorder, women over 40 years of age with elevated FSH, or for women with little or no response to ovarian stimulation), there are women who have to find an egg donor because their follicles are not able to grow anymore and they cannot produce eggs.
When can it be prescribed? Who can become a donor? Are there contra-indications?
Unsafe Ultrascan Screening
Scientists warn future parents that taking ultrascan pictures to capture the stages of fetal development can be unsafe. Today private clinics offer not only pictures, but also videos of the fetus claiming that ultrascan screening is absolutely safe. However, specialists believe this procedure shall be carried out only in extreme cases.