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Fertility Care for Singles

Fertility care for singles makes parenthood possible for many patients

Fertility care for singles makes parenthood possible for many patientsIndividuals hoping to build a family can fulfill that dream by utilizing fertility care for singles at our Indianapolis fertility center. This care involves effective fertility treatments that allow single patients to build a family. These treatments involve an egg or a sperm donor. In many cases,  they also involve IVF and gestational surrogacy.

Treatment options for patients using a sperm donor

Patients who need to utilize donor sperm can find high-quality donors at a sperm bank. These donors undergo comprehensive screening that helps ensure they can provide healthy sperm. As the patient searches for the right donor, they’re able to view donor profiles that include information about the donor’s medical history, education, appearance, interests and more.

Once the single patient selects their ideal sperm donor, a doctor at our Indianapolis fertility center helps the patient determine the fertility care for singles that’s best for their unique needs.

IUI with donor sperm. This simple fertility treatment involves the patient monitoring their ovulation and coming to our clinic the day after ovulation likely occurs. During this visit, the doctor uses a catheter to insert the donor sperm into the patient’s uterus.

IVF with donor sperm. IVF is one of the more involved fertility treatments that consists of the patient taking ovulation induction medications while receiving regular blood tests and ultrasounds at our clinic. When enough eggs mature, the doctor retrieves them during a short procedure. An embryologist then fertilizes the eggs with donor sperm, and the doctor transfers one of the resulting embryos into the patient’s uterus.

These fertility treatments often result in the single patient becoming pregnant.

Fertility care for singles needing an egg donor and a gestational surrogate

Single patients at our Indianapolis fertility center who do not have eggs and a uterus will need to utilize IVF with donor eggs and a gestational surrogate. Our clinic supports the patient in finding a donor and a surrogate who match their criteria.

Another important part of this process is the patient providing sperm. From there, our clinic guides the patient as well as their donor and surrogate through the next steps of IVF.

Egg donation cycle. The egg donor takes medications that cause multiple eggs to grow. When the doctor determines that the eggs have reached an ideal size, they retrieve them during a short procedure. The doctor then sends the eggs to the lab.

Fertilization and preimplantation genetic testing. Next, an embryologist fertilizes the donor eggs with the patient’s sperm. The embryologist can also test the resulting embryos for chromosomal abnormalities during this time.

Preparing the surrogate’s uterus. During the egg donation cycle the gestational surrogate takes progesterone to prepare the uterus for the embryo transfer.

Embryo transfer. The final step of this process involves the doctor transferring an embryo into the uterus of the gestational surrogate where it hopefully results in a healthy pregnancy.

Our team believes that all patients have a right to fulfill their dream of parenthood, regardless of their relationship status. Because of this, we are proud to offer high-quality fertility care for singles. Contact us for more information about our fertility treatments.