If you are expending your own eggs it is necessary to travel to the fertility clinic for up to ten days for egg retrieval. Your particular circumstances will dictate what medical procedures are necessary for surrogacy.
You have the option of starting your meds and monitoring at home and traveling to the clinic for a shorter stay or establishing the whole process with the clinic and staying for a longer period of time.
However, all cases will involve IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). The fertilization process is directed by qualified fertility clinics with high proficiency in IVF and additional assisted reproductive technologies.
What is the IVF with Surrogacy Process?
To stimulate egg production hormones are introduced, while inhibiting ovulation until the desired time. Doctor’s will monitor estrogen levels over several days and by day five, a vaginal ultrasound is used to observe the progress and amount of developing ovarian follicles.
Vaginal ultrasound guided motion is used to gather the eggs. Intravenous pain medication is employed to make you comfortable during this moderately minor procedure. Timing is critical. If the egg acquirement is done too early, the eggs won't fertilize; excessively late and the eggs may be released unexpectedly or may be over mature.
All Intended Parents must travel to the hospital for the birth of the baby.