Discover how donor services help our patients build families
With 20 years of experience working with intended parents, egg and sperm donors, and gestational surrogates, our Tennessee fertility clinic provides high-quality donor services. These comprehensive offerings provide effective support for those who would like to start a family.
Who needs donor services?
There are numerous reasons an intended parent would need to utilize our donor services and many ways we provide this care. The knowledgeable doctors at our Tennessee fertility clinic help hopeful parents determine the donor services best suited to their individual needs.
Donor eggs can help same-sex male couples or couples who are unable to use their own eggs due to fertility issues. The first step is selecting the right egg donor. From there, the chosen donor will begin taking ovulation induction medications until enough eggs have matured. The retrieved eggs will be fertilized with the intended father’s sperm or a donor. Our doctors will then transfer one of the healthy embryos to the uterus of the intended mother or a gestational surrogate.
Donor sperm offers an option for men who cannot produce or ejaculate sperm or have a very low sperm count. In addition, same-sex female couples and single women can use a sperm donor. Donor sperm can be used during an IVF cycle or for an intrauterine insemination (IUI) where the sperm is inserted into the woman’s uterus.
Gestational surrogacy is available to same-sex male couples and women who cannot carry a pregnancy. Same-sex male couples utilizing a gestational surrogate will also need an egg donor to create the embryo that the surrogate will carry. As for other patients, the embryo that the surrogate will carry can be created from eggs and sperm from the intended parents or donors.
Donor embryos are another donor services option. In some cases, parents who have completed their family decide to donate their frozen embryos to intended parents who are experiencing infertility. One of the many benefits of this option is that it comes with reduced costs.
Emotional support for those using donor services
As the decision to use donor services can be a challenging one, our Tennessee fertility clinic patients can talk with a counselor about the psychological, emotional and ethical considerations that come with it. The counselor helps patients sort through the issues and questions surrounding donor selection, confidentiality and sharing this information with others.
With a combination of personalized and compassionate support, these unique paths to parenthood can be lined with joy and end in the birth of a healthy baby. Contact us for more information about our donor services.