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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 old is “too old” for a surrogate mother?

It’s inspiring that women of all ages can be so generous. If you doubt, just search on Google for news reports of women delivering their own grandchildren… it’s truly amazing.

Will my surrogacy baby look like me?

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So many couples struggle with infertility. I work with couples every day who are ready to mortgage their entire lives to have ANY child at all. I’ll never understand how someone can prefer NO child rather than a child that doesn’t look “quite like the person they had in mind”.

The Risk of Twins with Double vs Single Embryo Transfers

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Transferring two embryos does not drastically increase the likelihood of a pregnancy, but it does drastically increase the likelihood of a twins pregnancy. If you want to avoid the risks and expense of a twins pregnancy, then you should transfer one embryo at at time.

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.

Has Donald Trump Declared War on LGBT+ Families?

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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.

Should I discontinue Propecia to donate sperm?

There have been several published reports that confirm Propecia can suppress sperm quantity and quality. However the affect of the drug on fertility is reversed after you stop taking it.

Can sperm sorting improve our chances of having a baby girl?

Every client secretly hopes for a boy or a girl — even if they pretend otherwise. There are various techniques to select the gender of your baby. PGS is now the standard technique in the United States. But an old technique called sperm microsorting (which was banned by the FDA) is having a renaissance.

Will a “Collapsed Embryo” ruin our pregnancy hopes?

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“Collapsed Embryos” is certainly an unfortunate term that can drive fear into Parents, but it’s really not as terrible as it sounds. Blastocysts in-vitro typically undergo repeated collapse and expansion before they arrive at the point where they are ready to “attach” and latch onto the uterus wall. This is a normal part of the embryo’s growth cycle.

Can I still have surrogacy with high sperm fragmentation?

Compared to women, the man’s role in making babies is pretty simple and straightforward, so the possibility that the man is responsible for failed pregnancies or unsuccessful IVF cycles is often overlooked. But male infertility is common, and high sperm fragmentation is a big reason.

Is surrogacy illegal even if I travel abroad?

Legal Surrogacy Baby

Depending on your local laws, it may be necessary to travel abroad for legal surrogacy. Fortunately there are very few countries where the against surrogacy extend to journeys performed abroad. But there are still challenges when returning home.