IVF – Steps to the Process
After researching “surrogacy near me” you may discover that the primary method used in Florida surrogacy is IVF. Understandably, you may have no idea what the process involves. There are two halves of IVF. There’s the part that intended parents struggling with infertility go through. Then there’s the part that the surrogate takes part in.
The important thing to understand about IVF and infertility is that some clinics actually prefer you to try a few different methods first. One such method is an IUI or intrauterine insemination. Read Understanding iui vs ivf.
Yet if it’s clear that you won’t be able to have a baby without surrogacy, then here’s what you need to know about the IVF process.
If you don’t intend to use an egg donor and instead plan on using your own eggs, then you’ll undergo ovulation induction. This is the process in which multiple eggs are released from your fallopian tubes for fertilization. There are two different methods when considering surrogacy in Florida. The first is to release a single egg at a time for fertilization and then given to the surrogate.
The other method is to release as many eggs as possible. Those eggs will either also be fertilized at the same time or they’ll be fertilized one-by-one as the need arises. The extra eggs that aren’t fertilized are frozen. The same goes for the embryos that aren’t used. This ensures that if the embryo transfer isn’t successful, intended parents still have a few embryos that are ready to be tried instead.
You may also want to talk to your surrogate about their openness to carrying multiples. This means that several embryos are placed inside of her body. While the chances may fall that only one embryo starts to develop, there’s also a possibility that both will develop. This means that you’ll be faced with twins, triplets, and so on.
This could be a great way for intended parents who know that they want multiple children to get it all done at once. Yet it does come at a price. Carrying multiple children is difficult. You can expect to pay more if you decide to go for twins or multiples
As for the ovulation induction itself, you or your egg donor will be given certain fertility medications. These medications are designed to help stimulate the production of your ovaries. You’ll also take a birth control pill to regulate the production and ensure that the uterine lining is healthy enough to perform its job.
Once your body has produced several eggs, you’ll be given gonadotropins. These are designed to act like your normal ovary hormones. Only once your body responds to those are your eggs retrieved.
Throughout this process, you’ll be carefully monitored by your doctor through various means.
Retrieval of Your Eggs
The next step towards truly beginning your Florida surrogacy journey is the retrieval of your eggs. Once the eggs have been examined for maturity, you’ll be deemed ready for the eggs to be removed.
You don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort. You’ll be given a light sedative to slightly put you out while the procedure happens. The team will retrieve your eggs using an ultrasound. Being able to see exactly where they need to go, they’ll guide their specialized tool to the follicles holding the eggs.
Then, using a safe suction tool, they’ll suck each egg away to be fertilized.
One of the most exciting parts of IVF and the surrogacy in Florida process is fertilization. For many intended parents looking to find a surrogate, fertilization was the hardest part for them.
During fertilization, your eggs will be placed in a special serum that is mixed with your partner’s sperm cells. If you require a sperm donor, then the serum will be filled with the donor’s sperm cells instead. Placed inside of a petri dish or tube, the egg cells and sperm cells will be able to meet and become fertilized easily.
Yet they’re not removed from the serum immediately. Instead, the clinicians carefully examine and watch them to ensure they’re fully-formed. It’s at this stage that our surrogacy agency in Florida recommends that intended parents have their embryos tested.
A PGT-A test can be used to look for potential diseases or conditions that stem from their shared genetics. You may not even realize that your family carries a genetic disorder. Yet this disorder may be what prevents the baby from developing fully. Or you may discover that one of the embryos has a genetic disorder while another one doesn’t.
To ensure you’re able to safely grow and develop your baby through a surrogate, you want to be able to choose the healthiest embryo possible. While a PGT-A test can’t cover everything, it can indicate some of the more distressing genetic disorders. By choosing the healthy embryo, you give it a better chance to be accepted by the surrogate’s body and start to grow
As you well know through searching “surrogacy near me,” surrogacy isn’t cheap. You don’t want to choose the wrong embryo and have the transfer fail. This could lead to you needing to start the whole process over. Considering how long it can take to find a surrogate in Florida and the other aspects of surrogacy, you don’t want to add this time to your schedule either.
Not to mention, IVF isn’t cheap. As our surrogacy agency in Florida often tells its intended parents, you can look to spend anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 on IVF alone. Having a test done can help you make the process of surrogacy just that much cheaper.
When the embryo is deemed mature and healthy enough for the last stage, your surrogate is brought in. Our surrogate agency in Florida works hard to find a surrogate that is healthy enough to give your baby its best shot at growing. We have several qualifications that our surrogates have to pass in order to become a surrogate in Florida through our agency.
This ensures that we can find a surrogate in Florida who has the mettle and health to succeed through an embryo transfer. A transfer begins with the surrogate taking several fertility medications to mimic as though it has become pregnant. Her body will be flooded with the hormones reminiscent of being pregnant.
Once she’s ready, the transfer will occur. The embryo will be placed inside of her body. After a few days, the clinicians will take a look and see how the embryo is fairing. If the body rejects the embryo, then the process will start once more. If it is accepted, then the embryo will start to divide and a baby will start to grow.
If you’re thinking about carrying the baby yourself, then you need to consider the outcomes. Not every embryo transfer will be successful. Fertility is a tricky thing. If you’re down to one of your last embryos, then you may need to consider using our surrogate agency in Florida instead of potentially wasting your last embryo.
You may also wonder when is the best time to hire a surrogate. To ensure the process occurs as soon as possible, it’s actually recommended that you hire a surrogate before you start making your embryos. This blog explains why in greater detail.
Having a Baby is Possible Through IVF
If you’re losing hope over having a baby of your own, then don’t. IVF can give you a chance to have your very own baby. Sign on with us today if you’re an intended parent or if you want to become a surrogate in Florida to experience the wonders of surrogacy.