Motherhood is possible with help from our experienced team and donor sperm IVF
Experience matters when you’re trying to have a baby, and Fertility Specialists of Texas has it. Compassionate care is also important, which is exactly what our team provides to members of the LGBT community. One of the most effective family-building options at our LGBT fertility center is donor sperm IVF. This form of in vitro fertilization helps single women and lesbian couples become mothers.
Get the support you need to decide if this type of in vitro fertilization is right for you
The first step on your journey at our clinic is a consultation with one of our doctors. During this appointment, your doctor will want to learn more about your medical history and family-building goals. They’ll also order fertility testing to learn more about your baseline fertility. Your doctor will then review all this information to help you decide whether you should move forward with donor sperm IVF.
You’ll find that there are several situations where patients can benefit from this type of donor sperm IVF.
- The cisgender female patient is over age 35.
- Issues like blocked or damaged fallopian tubes are present.
- The patient has a diagnosis of endometriosis.
- Other fertility treatments have not been successful.
- The patient has had multiple miscarriages.
You may also want to move forward with IVF if you want to have preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) performed on your embryos. Additionally, this is a good option if you plan to rely on gestational surrogacy to help you conceive.
We’ll guide you through the process of conceiving using donor sperm IVF
Once you’ve selected donor sperm IVF, you’ll want to pick a sperm donor. Our LGBT fertility center can recommend reputable sperm donation agencies. You also have the option to ask someone you know to be your sperm donor. With your donor selected, you can move forward with in vitro fertilization.
- You will take injectable fertility medications to encourage your body to produce multiple eggs. You’ll have regular monitoring appointments during this time.
- When the eggs are mature, your doctor will retrieve them during a short outpatient procedure. You’ll receive light sedation to keep you comfortable.
- Embryologists in the IVF lab will fertilize the eggs with the donor sperm. They will place the fertilized eggs in an incubator and monitor their growth as they develop into embryos.
- While the eggs are developing in the lab, you can opt to have PGT performed on them. In this case, you will have a frozen embryo transfer.
- Regardless of whether you are having a fresh or a frozen embryo transfer, your doctor will transfer a Day 5 embryo to your uterus using a thin, flexible tube (catheter).
About two weeks after your embryo transfer, you’ll return to our LGBT fertility center for a blood pregnancy test. Hopefully, we will celebrate your good news. From there, our team will care for you during the first few weeks of your pregnancy before releasing you to your obstetrician.
If you want to move forward with in vitro fertilization, we’re here to help. Contact us to learn how we can guide you on your journey to parenthood.