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Surrogacy Specialist

New York Fertility Institute -  - Fertility Specialist

New York Fertility Institute

Fertility Specialists & Fertility Clinic located in Upper East Side, New York City, NY

When you’re ready for a baby but aren’t able to become pregnant, surrogacy may be the solution to your family's needs. At the New York Fertility Institute, the experienced staff has been working with surrogates for over 20 years. At their New York City office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the fertility specialists offer comprehensive guidance to get you started on the road to a successful relationship with your surrogate. Whether you’re struggling with infertility or aren’t able to carry a baby, call New York Fertility Institute today to learn more about surrogacy or book an appointment online now.


What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy involves the gestation and delivery of your baby by another woman when you’re unable to become pregnant or can’t safely carry a baby to term. The New York Fertility Institute has been actively working with gestational carriers since 1997.

In many cases, the use of your egg and your partner’s sperm occurs in the in-vitro fertilization or insemination process as part of your surrogacy. It’s also possible to use your surrogate’s egg or donor eggs and sperm if you have underlying issues that interfere with fertilization.

Throughout the surrogacy process, you and your partner stay actively involved in the pregnancy and are present at the child’s birth.

When should I consider surrogacy?

Surrogacy may be right for you if you’ve had a hysterectomy or if you have underlying health issues that make pregnancy impossible or dangerous, such as:

  • Fibroids
  • Preeclampsia
  • Heart defects
  • Certain cancers
  • Kidney disorders
  • Uterine scar tissue
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Patients desire

Surrogacy is also an option for LGBTQ couples who wish to become parents and need the help of a surrogate to carry and birth the child.

What can I expect during the surrogacy process?

As the parent to be, you can expect to have an in-depth conversation about your expectations for surrogacy. Your New York Fertility Institute provider works closely with you to review the pros and cons of surrogacy before moving forward to the surrogate selection process.

You also should hire an attorney experienced in surrogacy laws to protect your rights and provide guidance throughout your surrogacy journey. They can also help you in the surrogacy screening and selection process. In general, surrogates must meet certain criteria, such as:

  • Having a stable home life
  • Being of sound mental and physical health
  • No history of alcohol abuse or tobacco use
  • Having carried and delivered at least one child
  • A history of prior pregnancies free of complications
  • Under the age of 43

Next, your chosen surrogate begins medications to prepare the uterus for embryo implantation. If you’re using your eggs, your New York Fertility Institute doctor retrieves them during an in-office procedure and fertilizes them with sperm from the father or a donor.

After successful fertilization, the New York Fertility Institute medical team performs the embryo implantation procedure, placing the embryo in the surrogate’s uterus.

It’s important to realize both the emotional and legal aspects of surrogacy before proceeding. As experts in surrogacy, the New York Fertility Institute staff works with you every step of the way to ensure the best possible outcome for your family, your surrogate, and your baby-to-be.

To learn more about surrogacy, schedule a consultation at New York Fertility Institute today using the online booking system or by calling the office.