Donor sperm IVF combines two powerful fertility treatments to make parenthood possible
At Fertility Specialists of Texas, women and men can find a variety of advanced fertility treatments. This includes the highly effective treatment option of donor sperm IVF. By using IVF and sperm donation, our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists can increase the likelihood of a patient overcoming significant reproductive roadblocks to bring home a healthy baby. As a result, they may recommend it when both female and male fertility issues are present.
A look at the donor sperm IVF process
In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is an advanced fertility treatment that can bypass fertility issues that range from blocked fallopian tubes to a low sperm count. To begin this treatment, the patient will need to select a sperm donor. This man can be someone the patient knows or an anonymous donor from a sperm bank.
After selecting a sperm donor, the woman who will provide her eggs for the pregnancy will take ovulation induction medications. These medications cause her body to mature multiple eggs at the same time.
One of our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists will then retrieve these eggs during a short, outpatient procedure. From there, the eggs will be sent to the IVF laboratory. In the case of donor sperm IVF, an embryologist will combine the eggs with sperm from the sperm donor. The fertilized eggs should grow and develop into embryos.
After using visual grading or preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to select a healthy embryo, the fertility doctor will transfer the embryo into the uterus of the woman who will carry the pregnancy. This woman can be the intended mother or a gestational surrogate.
Determining who is a good candidate for IVF and sperm donation
IVF is a great treatment option for many different fertility issues, including blocked fallopian tubes, advanced maternal age, low ovarian reserve, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and a low sperm count. As a result, our Dallas-Fort Worth fertility specialists find that donor sperm IVF is often a good treatment option for the following groups of patients, especially if they are facing the fertility issues mentioned above.
- Lesbian couples who want to share a biological connection with their child
- Single women who are ready to become mothers
- Couples facing female and male infertility
IVF and sperm donation can also be a great combination for patients who want to have genetic testing performed on their embryos.
Contact us if you want to learn more about this fertility treatment and whether it might be able to help you bring home a healthy baby.