In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Gestational Carrier
Women who do not have a functioning uterus, have a serious medical condition for which pregnancy would pose too great a danger to her health, or have no uterus can achieve their dreams of becoming a mother through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with a gestational carrier. IVF is performed to obtain the eggs from the patient (Intended Mother) or if needed, from an egg donor. These eggs are fertilized with the partner’s (Intended Father) sperm. The resulting embryos undergo preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-A) and embryo freezing to determine the best quality embryos. A single embryo is then selected for frozen embryo transfer (FET) into a gestational carrier’s uterus. Texas laws recognize the patient and her partner as the Intended Parents of the baby at birth and the birth certificate reflects that. However, a legal contract is required between the gestational carrier and Intended Parents before treatment starts.