Women or men who do not have their own eggs or sperm may want to consider third party reproduction such as an egg or sperm donor. The treatments are highly successful and satisfying for many people. Poma Fertility will help you determine if third party reproduction is an appropriate medical and psychological option for you.
Some women cannot or should not become pregnant themselves. A gestational surrogate could be a means of having a child without necessarily carrying the baby yourself.
Individuals or couples review donor profiles to select the donor that best satifies their list of desirable characteristics. Once they select a donor, couples can proceed by using assisted reproductive procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant.
Donor sperm provides a cost effective treatment option for cuples where the male has no sperm or very poor sperm and does not want to use IVF/ICSI. Some males have a genetic trait that they do not want to transmit to their children, such as a Y-chromosome micro-deletion.
Sperm donors can be anonymous such as those who donated to a sperm bank or known to the patient (directed donor). The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requires all fertility clinics to follow regulations regarding the use of donated sperm. Directed sperm donation can be a more expensive approach because of testing requirements.
POMA offers a comprehensive program for Lesbian and Gay couples looking to start a family. Learn more