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Category Archives: Ask the Surrogacy Experts…

Questions from the Sensible Surrogacy community, answered by our team of consultants…

PLEASE NOTE: Information in this website is based on personal experience gained over many years of assisting infertile couples. Comments are intended as a Guide for those in need, but should not replace professional medical or legal advise. Any medical questions should ALWAYS be referred to a credentialed medical specialist before beginning any treatment.

How can I increase the likelihood of a pregnancy?

Surrogacy Couple

From blood thinners to “embryo glue,” a few add-ons claim to give an embryo transfer an added boost. Maybe you’ve seen these on the Internet. Some may be promising in specific cases, while others seem just trendy memes. Honestly, we tried most of these, but I have no certainty if any of these actually improved the likelihood of pregnancy in a typical case. Depending on the situation, your clinic may recommend a variety of options.

How can I find a good Surrogate Mother for my Indy Program?

Indy Surrogate mother

Intended Parents pursuing an Indy Surrogacy journey can only be matched with a surrogate who is willing to be an Indy surrogate. All women have their own reasons for preferring Indy, but my experience is they generally fall into one of the following groups…

Has Donald Trump Declared War on LGBT+ Families?

Gay Surrogacy baby

Without notice, State Department policy changed to make it more difficult for gay couples to bring their babies into the US. The change delegitimizes the marriages of naturalized gay citizens and lock their children out of the United States.

Fresh or Frozen Eggs for IVF: Which is Better?

Frozen or Fresh Egg

Fresh eggs are more likely to produce healthy pregnancies. Frozen eggs may seem like a bargain, but they can be much more expensive when considering Cost per Live Birth.

Colombia vs Ukraine… which is the better surrogacy destination?

Surrogacy in Ukraine vs Colombia

Surrogacy in Colombia is a new opportunity, and Bogotá meets all of the criteria as a global surrogacy destination — the medical care is excellent, the legal framework is supportive, and the cost of living is low (e.g., it’s affordable). But the same can be said for Kiev… so which is better?

Can we have a friend or family member donate the eggs for our program?

“”We are wondering about the process of egg donation and the role it plays in surrogacy, in particular the use of our own egg donor. What are the requirements that need to be met before she would be able to donate.”— Angela and Tony   Good morning Angela and Tony… People often underestimate the importance…
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Can I donate eggs after a hysterectomy?

Good news. Many women continue ovulating after having their uterus removed — so it’s often be possible for a woman to donate eggs for an IVF and surrogacy program even after a full or partial hysterectomy. The first step will be a complete ovarian ultrasound scan to judge the condition of the ovaries as well as the ovarian volume.

Improving Sperm Quality before your IVF Cycle

Improve Sperm Quality

Half of diagnosed infertility is due to poor sperm quality. If you think you have a problem with your sperm quality, here are some simple steps to improve the quality of your swimmers, and the likelihood of pregnancy.

Preparing your Surrogate for an Embryo Transfer

Preparing for an embryo transfer

The most important step in an embryo transfer is the deft preparation of the surrogate’s uterus. To get the uterus endometrium just right for a pregnancy (not too thin, not to thick) requires a mix of science and artistry. This is one point where your doctor’s experience can really pay off!

What’s the best health insurance for my surrogate mother?

UDPATED: I strongly urge all couples to get health insurance for their surrogate. In most cases it’s a legal requirement. In many other cases it’s a personal requirement of the surrogate herself. She will definitely need to know you will take generous care of all the prenatal requirements, and she won’t get stuck with any of the medical bills.