Reciprocal IVF

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.

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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.

Phases of Reciprocal IVF

The steps of Reciprocal IVF are very similar to traditional IVF. However, they involve both mothers at different stages for a successful pregnancy.

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.

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5 - Embryo transfer

The last step in reciprocal IVF is implanting embryos in the uterus of the recipient mother.

Your dream of becoming a mother, closer than ever

At Panama Fertility, we’re proud to have the highest success rates in the region thanks to our cutting-edge technology and qualified doctors. Our team is prepared to help you achieve your dream of becoming a mother.

Our staff includes financial advisors, affordable plans, money-back guarantees, and multicycle programs to help you prepare for motherhood without surprise expenses.

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