Reciprocal IVF is a variation of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that is gaining popularity among same-sex couples wishing to share motherhood.
Read ahead to learn more about the process.
What is Reciprocal IVF?
Reciprocal IVF is a fertility treatment designed for women in a relationship who wish to share the journey of biological motherhood.
This method is a variation of In Vitro Fertilization in which we implant a fertilized egg from one woman into the uterus of her partner. It is also known as co-maternity or co-IVF.
Along with Artificial Insemination and IVF, reciprocal IVF has become one of the main alternatives for same-sex couples to experience motherhood.
1 - Ovarian Stimulation
This step is the same as traditional IVF. During ovarian stimulation, the patient who will donate the eggs receives a series of hormones that stimulate the production of follicles to increase the number of oocytes to be collected.
2 - Egg Retrieval
Once the follicles have developed and there are enough matured eggs, we program the retrieval, which is the surgical removal of the eggs.
3 - Fertilization and Embryo Development
During this phase, we proceed to fertilize the eggs with donor sperm. Next, we monitor the embryos in the lab to prepare them for future implantation.
4 - Preparing the mother-to-be
Parallel to the process, we prepare the mother who will carry the pregnancy by providing a hormonal treatment that ensures the proper thickening of the endometrium for pregnancy.
5 - Embryo transfer
The last step in reciprocal IVF is implanting embryos in the uterus of the recipient mother.
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