Need Suggestions. What to choose, surrogacy or IVF?


#21

Surrogacy is an incredible process. It has the ultimate power to create a family, one of the greatest enjoyments. It’s a safe, successful, and enriching experience for both the family and the surrogate. It’s hard to quantify the endless supply of virtues it provides.
The most obvious benefit of surrogacy is its giving power. For various reasons, couples or individuals may not be able to have children on their own. This is a difficult problem to face as creating a family is a goal for most couples. Whatever obstacle a couple may face on their journey to creating a family, with the help of a surrogate and/or an egg donor/ donor’s mitochondria (the unique method Bio Tex Com clinic has recently introduced to its patients), anyone can have a child! Surrogacy allows many intended parents to share a genetic tie with their child. Surrogacy can lead to a lifelong relationship between the surrogate, the intended parents, and the child Surrogacy is often a better option than other fertility treatments. Depending on the various programs, surrogacy generally costs do vary extremely, which rivals the cost of more invasive fertility treatments. Surrogacy also has a higher success rate than other fertility treatments, and with continued improvement of IVF procedures, surrogacy is only getting more successful. I believe, surrogates choose to carry other people’s children because they value life and the power of family.


#22

While intended parents typically enjoy a greater sense of control and involvement than families pursuing adoption, you will need to relinquish some control and trust your surrogate to carry the pregnancy for you. Similar to a traditional pregnancy, surrogacy can take its toll on one’s body. Surrogates must undergo screenings. Attend interviews and appointments, and carry a baby for 9 months. During this time, gestational carriers are asked not to engage in any risky or strenuous physical activity that could endanger the pregnancy. BioTexCom takes good care of its surrogates. At the end of it all, the reward of delivering a new family member surpasses any temporary inconvenience. Unlimited number of attempts – seems their main principle is guaranteed result. It means that in case of failure they’ll be trying again and again until they get the desired result. It’s already covered by contract and doesn’t require any extra fees.
All relevant medical examinations. Even if we had already been examined in our previous clinic and the reason of unsuccessful treatment wasn’t determined, they do extra checkups in order to make treatment effective. Our package included all medications for hormonal stimulation, vitamins, medical expenses and services of medical staff.
Legal service -That is assisting in getting all documents in civil status registry office and embassy, translations, lawyer service, assisting of a manager at all stages of our treatment plan. We could stay in comfortable apartments and were provided with housemaid, cook and babysitter. Their attendant staff speaks English. BioTexCom has its own car fleet with drivers who know the peculiarities of clinic’s work. Large base of egg donors and surrogate mothers. Each day they examine up to 200 candidates who want to donate their eggs. Only small percentage of them comply with the strict requirements to prospective egg donors’ physical and psychological health, age, having at least one healthy child restriction. Their donor base is one of the largest in the world. We could make sure that embryos are healthy or determine the gender of embryos via PGD testing. When the baby is born, there is a qualified and skilled pediatrician to take care of the baby’s health. We got a baby basket with all stuff needed for the baby during his or her first days: clothes, bottles, pacifiers and baby formula. There was a housemaid who was familiar with newborn care and when needed she could help us to contact the necessary specialist in the clinic. Have not a single thing to regret about using them. Wishing everyone the best experiences with the clinics chosen.


#23

If it’s recurrent implanation failure, then I’d advice looking more seriously onto surrogacy. Besides specific steps of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle carry risks, including:
Multiple births. - IVF increases the risk of multiple births if more than one embryo is implanted in your uterus. A pregnancy with multiple fetuses carries a higher risk of early labor and low birth weight than pregnancy with a single fetus does.
Premature delivery and low birth weight. Research suggests that use of IVF slightly increases the risk that a baby will be born early or with a low birth weight.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Use of injectable fertility drugs, such as human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), to induce ovulation can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which your ovaries become swollen and painful.
Signs and symptoms typically last a week and include mild abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you become pregnant, however, your symptoms might last several weeks. Rarely, it’s possible to develop a more-severe form of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that can also cause rapid weight gain and shortness of breath.
Miscarriage. The rate of miscarriage for women who conceive using IVF with fresh embryos is similar to that of women who conceive naturally (about 15 to 25 percent) but the rate increases with maternal age. Use of frozen embryos during IVF, however, may slightly increase the risk of miscarriage.
Egg-retrieval procedure complications. Use of an aspirating needle to collect eggs could possibly cause bleeding, infection or damage to the bowel, bladder or a blood vessel. Risks are also associated with general anesthesia, if used.
Ectopic pregnancy. About 2 to 5 percent of women who use IVF will have an ectopic pregnancy -when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. The fertilized egg can’t survive outside the uterus, and there’s no way to continue the pregnancy.
Birth defects. The age of the mother is the primary risk factor in the development of birth defects, no matter how the child is conceived. More research is needed to determine whether babies conceived using IVF might be at increased risk of certain birth defects. Some experts believe that the use of IVF does not increase the risk of having a baby with birth defects.
Ovarian cancer. Although some early studies suggested there may be a link between certain medications used to stimulate egg growth and the development of a specific type of ovarian tumor, more recent studies do not support these findings.
Stress. Use of IVF can be financially, physically and emotionally draining. Support from counselors, family and friends can help you and your partner through the ups and downs of infertility treatment.
One should consider this well and decide on further steps.


#24

Thank you, JannetLee, for the detailed post of yours. Anyway, it’s better to be aware of all the possible complications rather then regret about not doing sth to avoid those. IVF is a part of a surrogacy treatment. And if a woman is using her own eggs this is inevitable to deal with the procedures. Another question is when donor eggs are used with surrogacy. Then I believe this is the least stress laid upon intended mom. Sometimes I felt alone in my feelings and now traumatized and exceptionally frightened of all things medical/injections I felt. I did feel hope when I started cycling and treatments but it immediately upended my entire life - stopping working, commuting to a clinic, remortgaging a house, facing my fear of surgery, procedures, and injections. To be honest I felt horrified at the massive hole this sent me down, and could only compare it to my friends and siblings all having babies instantly, no problem, each time, so happy and celebratory, and no aspect of their lives sacrificed. The shock of infertility and what it took felt so magnified and sad. I felt such a loss of my “former” life in every way. And is not my awesomly supportive dh by side, I cannot imagine what I would do…