Gestational carriers can help make parenthood possible in many situations
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV) provides an Oasis of Hope for many patients by offering third party reproduction. One of these options at our Las Vegas fertility clinic is gestational surrogacy. By using a gestational carrier (GC), our doctors can help intended parents welcome a baby using their own sperm and/or eggs.
What is gestational surrogacy?
Surrogacy is when a healthy woman agrees to carry a pregnancy and deliver a baby for someone else. Gestational carriers only provide their uteruses for pregnancy. As a result, they do not contribute any of their genetic material to the babies they carry.
A surrogate can be someone who the intended parents know like a family member or a friend. She can also be a woman who the patients find through a surrogacy agency. Once the intended parents select their surrogate, the process can begin.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is necessary to create the embryo that the surrogate will carry. The first step requires the intended mother or the egg donor to take ovarian stimulation medications. The goal of these medications is to encourage the ovaries to produce multiple eggs at the same time.
A doctor at our Las Vegas fertility clinic will retrieve the mature eggs during a short outpatient procedure. Embryologists in the IVF lab fertilize the eggs with sperm from the intended father or the sperm donor. Finally, one of our doctors transfers a healthy embryo to the surrogate’s uterus.
Who do gestational carriers help?
Surrogacy can help singles and couples of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The treatment process at our Las Vegas fertility clinic will vary slightly depending on the patient’s unique situation and needs.
- Single men and gay couples can have biological children with help from donor egg IVF and gestational surrogacy.
- Single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples can conceive using IVF and surrogacy either by using donor eggs or their own eggs.
International patients who do not have access to third party reproduction in their home countries can turn to our fertility center. Our team will coordinate with physicians in the patient’s country and provide referrals to experienced family law attorneys.
Start the journey to conceive using surrogacy or become a surrogate
Gestational carriers play a vital role in helping our team make parenthood possible. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate and giving a priceless gift to intended parents, you can learn more about surrogate requirements.
If you’re looking for a surrogate to help you start or grow your family, contact us to schedule a consultation today. We can help you learn more about gestational carriers, how the process works and whether this option is right for you and your family.