Infertility: What Are Your Options?

Infertility is a heartbreaking reality for many intended parents. The dream of creating a family is one that may not go away, and when your body will not allow this dream to come true, it can be frustrating. Thankfully, with the advancement of science, there are many ways to cure infertility or work around it. 

At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., our goal is to help intended parents overcome infertility and achieve their dreams of having children. We can provide resources for fertility clinics and impart knowledge about some of the best fertility treatments available.

You can use many of these fertility treatments with surrogacy if you determine that you can not give birth naturally. You should never feel that your dreams of becoming a parent are lost forever. 

Fertility Drugs

Fertility medication is many women’s first option after struggling to become pregnant. Both men and women can use fertility medication, and these drugs work to stimulate ovulation, thicken the uterine lining, or increase sperm count. The goal of fertility medication is to make it easier to conceive a baby naturally. 

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

If fertility medication is unsuccessful in helping you and your partner conceive, you can attempt in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is used to fertilize the egg and the sperm outside of the uterus. The doctor then transfers the fertilized embryo back into the uterus where it grows into a baby. If you still have trouble conceiving, you can use IVF with surrogacy to conceive your child. 

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

You may use intrauterine insemination (IUI) in which the egg does not need harvesting. In this procedure, the doctor will insert the sperm into the uterus to increase the likelihood of conception. You can also use IUI in traditional surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the doctor inserts the sperm into the surrogate mother’s uterus and the surrogate mother uses her own egg to create the embryo.

Sperm or Egg Donation

If you and your partner find that your egg or sperm are not viable for conception, you can consider using a sperm or egg donor in conjunction with IVF, IUI, or surrogacy. You can also use both a sperm and egg donor with IVF if you choose. 

When choosing donors, you will have access to various characteristics of the donor, such as the donor’s IQ, eye color, hair color, and medical history. Knowing these traits can help you pick a donor that feels as similar to your background as possible. Sperm and egg donors provide extensive opportunities to intended couples to achieve their dreams of having a family. 

Contact a Surrogacy Agency in Pittsburgh

There are other infertility options available to you if the above options prove undesirable or unsuccessful. You should never give up on your dreams of having a family because you deserve to be a parent. To schedule a consultation with a member of our team at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., click on the button at the top of the page or call 412-281-9906.