Women & Infants Fertility Center recognizes that single individuals face particular hurdles, both social and physical when building a family. We provide highly successful third-party reproduction treatments for single individuals, and we only work with the most reputable agencies in helping arrange for egg donation, embryo donation, sperm donation, and surrogates.
Through our affiliation with Women & Infants Hospital, we also provide support for our single patients. This is a vital element in third-party reproduction family building, as prospective single parents often face complicated issues involving the genetic nature of parenthood and subsequent arrangements with those who have provided third-party reproductive assistance.
While most single individuals do not seek fertility treatments specifically for infertility, a health condition affecting fertility may be an additional factor when building a family. When appropriate, we will screen for infertility at the start of treatment. The results of those tests will determine what treatments the individual may need, including various forms of third-party reproductive assistance.
Single individuals without a partner who would like to start or expand a family require certain fertility treatments that will result in a pregnancy. Female individuals will typically need donor sperm in order to conceive through artificial insemination. Male individuals will typically need donated female eggs to fertilize with the patient’s sperm through in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as a surrogate to carry and deliver the child.
Our fertility specialists will explore all options for our single patients seeking a family. These options are addressed below.
Egg donation is when one woman donates her eggs to an individual in order for them to become pregnant.
Sperm donation involves a man donating his sperm to an individual. A fertility physician can place the donated sperm into the recipient woman’s uterus with intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Surrogacy involves a third-party female agreeing to become pregnant and carry a child for an LGBTQIA+ couple or individual. The two types of surrogacy are gestational carrier surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.