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I Can’t Get Pregnant: Should I Pursue Surrogacy?

I Can’t Get Pregnant: Should I Pursue Surrogacy?

Fertility medicine can use many interventions to help couples struggling with male or female infertility factors. Fertility medicine can also help some LGBTQ+ families become pregnant. But, if you and your partner are definitely unable to get pregnant, you still have options when it comes to bringing home the new baby your heart longs for.

These options include gestational surrogacy. At the New York Fertility Institute, our compassionate and discreet team of LGBTQ+ fertility doctors provide support for individuals and families who are interested in exploring surrogacy from our offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Here’s more on what Dr. Majid Fateh and Dr. Khalid Sultan want their New York City patients to understand about gestational surrogacy.

The benefits of surrogacy

In gestational surrogacy, another person carries a baby for you. Reproductive surrogacy allows families who cannot get pregnant to have children. Surrogacy can also be a good option if pregnancy could be physically dangerous to you or your partner.

Your surrogate may use her own eggs, paired with artificial insemination with your or your partner’s sperm. Or, you and your partner may choose to use your own eggs, and have a developing embryo implanted in your surrogate’s uterus.

You stay involved in the process of your surrogate’s pregnancy all the way through, and will be present at the birth of your new baby.

Talk to your provider at New York Fertility Institute about the causes for your reproductive struggles, and we’ll help you understand your options for expanding your family through surrogacy. Male factor and female factor infertility can both be addressed using gestational surrogacy.

Surrogacy support you can trust

The emotional and legal complications around surrogacy take expert handling. Your surrogate will be going through an intense experience, as pregnancy and the associated hormonal changes can put a person through unusual stresses.

And, you and your partner may have complex, mixed emotions if you’ve struggled with infertility and have opted for surrogacy. You’re excited for the new arrival, but may still be grieving other hopes.

You may know your surrogate, opting to work with a family member or close friend. Or, your provider at the New York Fertility Institute can help you find a surrogate who shares your goals and priorities for a healthy pregnancy. 

Surrogates should fit some health and lifestyle criteria, such as being younger than 43, having previously carried a pregnancy to term, and being free of alcohol and tobacco abuse.

At the New York Fertility Institute, we have more than 20 years of experience in gestational surrogacy. You can trust your provider to anticipate potential legal and interpersonal complications, and get you and your surrogate through a healthy pregnancy without compromising on mental health and emotional safety.

To learn more about surrogacy, and to get started on your surrogacy journey, get in touch with Dr. Fateh, Dr. Sultan, and the team at the New York Fertility Institute today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online, or call to book over the phone.

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