At Poma Fertility, we want to be a support for anyone who desires to have a child. The success—and time frame—of this process depends on a number of variables, including the health and fertility of those involved, and the expertise of doctors and embryologists supporting patients in each step.
Poma works closely with local agencies that hold the highest standards for their screening procedures for both egg and sperm donors, as well as potential surrogates. Committing to these standards allows us to keep a higher level of medical safety and protect patients from potential infectious and legal complications.
Common procedures used by those seeking to grow their family are:
All potential sperm donors are required to be tested for certain infectious diseases within seven days of their donation. The initial donation is processed, then frozen (also called cryopreservation), and it is quarantined for six months. This time allows the donor to be tested for infectious diseases once more before the donation will be cleared for use. If the donor is still negative for all infectious diseases, the sperm will then be available for those seeking donor sperm. These FDA regulations apply to all sperm donors, whether they may be known or anonymous to the recipient. Choosing a sperm donor can be complicated, and our staff is here to help you choose which type of donor is best for you. If you are using a known donor, we will help you through the process of obtaining a sample and evaluating the quality of the donor sperm.
Once the sperm is successfully tested and the donor is finalized, the procedure of intrauterine insemination (IUI) is quite simple. The sperm is placed at the top of the uterus by a thin, flexible catheter that is inserted through the vagina and cervix. This allows the sperm to be in just the right position for fertilization.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, or you wish to make an appointment.