A gestational carrier IVF cycle is a process whereby eggs are harvested from the female (biologic mother), fertilized in the laboratory with her partner’s sperm and transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus or womb.
Indications for choosing gestational carrier IVF are usually disorders of the uterus such as previous hysterectomy (removal of the uterus but not the ovaries) and congenital abnormalities of the uterus or problems such as large uncorrectable fibroids. Certain medical conditions in the mother may also preclude her from tolerating the physiologic changes that occur during a pregnancy and/or may actually threaten her life; these may be treated with gestational surrogacy.
Gestational carrier IVF with donor eggs is an option for gay male couples or for women whose own eggs cannot be used because of age-related infertility, risk of genetic disorders or other issues.
Prior to initiating a cycle of gestational carrier IVF, it is imperative that the intended parents (along with their carrier) undergo medical, psychological and legal counseling. 21st Century IVF Centre is one of the most experienced centers in the United States at performing gestational carrier IVF and each of these issues will be fully addressed by your 21st Century IVF Centre physician.