Donors and Gestational Carriers
Many women or couples are faced with the fact that they do not have the requisite eggs, sperm, or uterus to conceive. In such cases, we turn to third party reproduction—the use of eggs, sperm, or a gestational carrier—to achieve pregnancy. Whatever the reason for needing these techniques, the expert, multidisciplinary team at Houston Fertility Specialists will guide you through the process. We understand that the use of donor egg/sperm or a gestational carrier can be an emotionally complicated process, but we will be with you every step of the way.
There are a variety of reasons why a woman or couple might require the use of donor eggs. At Houston Fertility Specialists, we have immediate access to both egg donors and frozen eggs (through the American Egg Bank). Our egg donors are carefully screened, reliable young women, and we take pride in developing a close, nurturing relationship with them. In short, they are a part of our family, and we stand behind their ability to help make your dreams come true.
There are many outstanding sperm banks in the United States with carefully selected donors. We will work with you to find a donor that matches your particular needs and wishes.
Sometimes, a woman’s uterus is not capable of safely carrying a pregnancy. In these situations, we turn to a gestational carrier: a woman who volunteers to carry the pregnancy for the parent(s)-to-be. A gestational carrier offers you and your partner a chance to parent your own biological child by having a surrogate carry an embryo created from your egg and your partner’s sperm. A number of reputable agencies exist in the United States to bring together hopeful patients and the women who will help carry their babies. Gestational carriers are mothers themselves, and they provide this incredible service because they understand what a difference they can make.
Please contact our donor coordinator to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org