Fertility care for single patients helps many fulfill the dream of parenthood
Our Tennessee fertility doctors provide fertility care for single patients, as they believe all women and men have a right to build a family regardless of their relationship status. We help these individuals take the next step on the path to parenthood by offering fertility treatments that often involve third party reproduction options.
Effective fertility treatments for single men
One of the first steps for single men starting their family with the support of our clinic is finding the right egg donor and gestational surrogate. The next step is providing the sperm that an embryologist will use to fertilize the donor eggs. During this phase, our team tests the man’s sperm to ensure they are healthy.
After these steps, the man is able to move forward with IVF, or in vitro fertilization.
Collecting donor eggs. The egg donor cycle involves the donor taking ovulation induction medications and receiving regular monitoring at our clinic. When enough eggs mature, the doctor retrieves them and sends them to the lab.
During this time, the gestational surrogate takes progesterone to prepare the uterus for the embryo transfer.
Transferring the embryo. IVF with donor eggs concludes with one of our Tennessee fertility doctors transferring an embryo into the gestational surrogate’s uterus. The surrogate then takes a pregnancy test at our clinic 10 to 14 days after the transfer.
Fertility care for single patients needing a sperm donor
One of the most important parts of fertility treatments for single women is the use of donor sperm. Tennessee fertility doctors at our clinic recommend that women go to a reputable sperm bank. These banks screen their donors to help confirm that the donors can provide healthy sperm.
Sperm donor selection involves the woman viewing donor profiles that include information about the man’s medical history, education, appearance and interests. Following sperm donor selection, the woman works with her fertility doctor to determine the type of fertility care for single patients that is best for her.
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, with donor sperm. Doctors often recommend IUI for women with a healthy ovarian reserve (egg supply). This treatment involves the woman monitoring her ovulation and coming to our clinic the day after ovulation likely occurs. The doctor then uses a catheter to insert the donor sperm into the woman’s uterus.
IVF, or in vitro fertilization, with donor sperm. If a woman needs more comprehensive fertility support, the doctor might recommend IVF. During an IVF cycle the woman takes ovulation induction medications while receiving regular monitoring. Next, the fertility doctor retrieves the eggs and sends them to the lab where an embryologist fertilizes them with donor sperm. The doctor then transfers one of the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus.
This fertility care for single patients often leads to a healthy pregnancy in single women. Contact us for more information about our fertility treatments.Tweet