The Third-Party Reproduction program at Laurel Fertility Care is here to patiently guide you through the process, providing personalized care and direction every step of the way.
A third party, or donor, is needed to achieve a successful pregnancy for those who are not able to use their own eggs/embryos or sperm. A donor can provide sperm, eggs, embryos, or their womb, depending on each patient’s unique journey and circumstances.
Embryo Creation & Testing
The eggs are then transferred to our laboratory for the next step of fertilization. A semen sample is specially prepared and “washed,” then mixed with the eggs. The eggs and sperm are carefully monitored for the next 18 – 24 hours to ensure that fertilization occurs. Several of the best resulting embryos are then chosen for transfer into the female partner’s uterus and she will be given additional medications to prepare the uterus for implantation.READ MORE
Embryo Transfer, Pregnancy & Delivery
The last step of the IVF process is transferring the embryo(s) into the uterus, which is also done in our office. The female partner will be monitored closely to maximize the opportunity for a successful implantation and a successful pregnancy. At this time, a couple can choose to cryopreserve other normally developing embryos for future transfers.READ MORE
Ovulation induction is a treatment that uses medication to help stimulate ovulation or increase the number of eggs released by the ovaries in one cycle. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as IVF or IUI.READ MORE
Surrogate Match, Contracts & Approvals
Our Third-Party Coordinator will work with you on selecting a surrogate that works best for you.READ MORE
Research & Planning
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most effective form of assisted reproduction. It is the method of combining sperm and eggs outside of the body in order to fertilize the egg.READ MORE