Third Party Reproduction
What is Third Party Reproduction?
Third party reproduction is the term used when a couple or single individual uses donor sperm, eggs, or embryos. Donors can be anonymous or known.
What is Gestational Carrier?
When a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy on her own, a gestational carrier may be used to carry the pregnancy for her.
Gestational carriers are also used for same-sex male couples trying to achieve their dream of parenthood.
What is the donor egg process?
Egg donation is a process in which a fertile woman donates an egg, or oocyte, to another woman to help her conceive. The procedure involves a doctor removing an egg or eggs from the donor, fertilizing them in a laboratory, and then transferring the resulting embryos into the recipient’s uterus. Doctors do this using an implantation procedure, such as IVF.
Donor-egg IVF may be needed if a woman’s ovaries aren’t producing enough eggs. While nothing is guaranteed, there are many cases of successful births through donor-egg IVF.
Donor sperm is used by couples when the spouse/partner has no sperm or very poor sperm (azoospermia, oligospermia, or other factors). Donor sperm can also be used if the male partner has an inherited genetic condition.
Additionally donor sperm allows single women or same-sex couples the opportunity to conceive a child.
Donor sperm has been frozen for later use since the 1970s, and countless babies have been born as a result of using donor sperm. It is one of the most common fertility treatment options available.
Patients may use known or anonymous donor sperm.
Seattle Sperm Bank Partnership
Conceptions only accepts donor sperm from reputable, FDA-regulated sperm banks.
Conceptions has partnered with Seattle Sperm Bank to provide available ON-SITE donor sperm with no shipping costs associated.