Third Party Reproduction

Third Party Reproduction

In some infertility cases, a family will need the help of a third party to successfully achieve pregnancy. Various circumstances may require donor eggs or sperm to start a family, and RMA-FL is here to help.

Donor eggs are a fantastic option for patients who have complications with egg quality or quantity. When facing sperm abnormalities, or for women who wish to have children without a male partner, therapeutic donor sperm insemination (TDI) offers a solution. Gestational surrogates are women who carry pregnancies for others who cannot do so on their own due to a variety of medical complications.

Donor Egg Recipient

An egg donation requires the eggs of a healthy young woman (the donor), which are then combined with sperm in a laboratory via IVF. Once the embryos grow, doctors implant them into the uterus of the donor recipient. Egg donation is a tremendously complex process, and all donors must complete a very extensive screening process designed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Countless women have overcome infertility thanks to egg donation. Donor eggs allow women in Florida who struggle with impaired ovarian function or poor egg production to have successful pregnancies.

Gestational Surrogacy

A gestational carrier is a woman who becomes pregnant and carries a child for someone else. In some cases, the carrier does not have any of her own genetic material in the pregnancy, and instead an egg from a fertility patient is fertilized and implanted in the carrier’s uterus. Qualifying to be a gestational carrier requires thorough testing by a physician. The RMA-FL team approaches gestational carrier cases with only the highest level of patient support and medical expertise possible.

Donor Sperm

One of the most effective fertility treatments is therapeutic donor sperm insemination (TDI). This process is particularly helpful to male patients with no sperm production, single women who wish to have a baby without a male partner, and lesbian couples who want to start families. Whenever a patient receives a sperm donation, they are able to screen potential donors to find the best fit for them.