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CONCEIVING

Alternatives to Conceiving

While up to 90 percent of patients will attain pregnancy with or without our help, there are certain patients who will never conceive. While it is our hope and commitment that you will have a genetic baby of your own, this is certainly not the universal outcome.

If you are interested in these options below, we will be happy to give you a referral to a clinic or agency that can assist you and your family with your personal needs.

Embryo Adoption

Embryo donation is a procedure that enables frozen embryos that were created by couples undergoing fertility treatments to be adopted by another infertile couple in order to achieve a pregnancy. In some cases, embryos are created from donor sperm and donor eggs specifically for the purpose of donation. There are numerous local and national organizations that offer embryo adoption.

Egg (oocyte) Donation

Egg donation is when a woman (donor) gives her eggs to another woman (recipient) to allow the recipient to have a baby. Egg donors are women, usually between the ages of 21 and 34, who are willing to donate their eggs to help other couples grow their family. They may be anonymous or known to the intended parents. Egg donors are tested for infectious diseases as well as many inherited conditions. The success of egg donation depends on several factors but is not related to the age of the recipient. Numerous local organizations offer egg donation programs for women interested in donating their eggs or couples looking to use an egg donor to get pregnant.

Surrogacy

Third party surrogacy is available in Wisconsin through various agencies. In traditional surrogacy, a woman gives birth to a child using her egg and your partner’s sperm. In gestational surrogacy, a woman gives birth to a baby conceived with your egg and your partner’s sperm. Surrogacy between family members or close friends does also occur. 

Third Party Adoption

There is no doubt that a portion of our patients who confront the prospect of advanced reproductive techniques will opt out before that happens. We are always happy to counsel and direct you to the most likely resources for adoption. As an active provider of normal and high risk obstetrical services, we occasionally find ourselves in a position to direct you to a pregnant patient who desires an open adoption. This is and always will be a wonderful way to have a family.

Child-Free-Living

While the urge to have a child can be overwhelming, many more couples are finding satisfaction in their lives, careers, and relationships without children. There is talk about children invariably whenever couples get together and this can hurt bitterly. However, be assured there is little stigma these days going through life child-free.

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