Today, many women are ready for motherhood, with or without a partner. A few years ago, no one would have imagined that it would be possible to have a baby without a partner, but reproductive medicine came to change our history forever.
Thanks to incredible advances in assisted reproduction, safe and effective family building is possible for single women who want to become mothers. Today, on the Citmer blog, we want to talk to you about the fertility treatments that are common when you want to walk the road to motherhood on your own.
Our team of Citmer specialists has worked with many patients who decided to enjoy motherhood as singles. If you have considered this option and you are not sure about the treatments that exist in a fertility clinic, we tell you that there are 2 main ones
It is the most common choice for single women without significant fertility problems. In this procedure, one of our specialists introduces the trained sperm (which come from our national and international Sperm Bank) into the uterus, during the most fertile time of our patient’s menstrual cycle.
Like other patients, you may be concerned about using donor sperm, but we want to tell you that you can rest assured. The basis of our work consists of interviewing each donor and conducting rigorous medical studies to ensure the highest standards of quality.
After insemination, we wait 14 days to perform a pregnancy test and confirm whether the insemination was successful. If the test is positive, we at the fertility clinic monitor your pregnancy in its early stages to ensure that it is progressing healthily.
If we detect significant fertility problems, our specialists may recommend In Vitro Fertilization.
With IVF, you will first receive a hormonal treatment that will prepare you for ovarian stimulation. Why do we do it?
Normally, in each menstrual cycle -which lasts approximately one month- only one oocyte descends, and this limits your possibilities of achieving a pregnancy. With the stimulation we obtain several oocytes at the same time, which we fertilize in the laboratory to increase those possibilities.
Once we collect enough good quality oocytes, we combine them with the donor sperm to create embryos in our laboratory. When the embryos mature, we select the best embryo (or embryos) to implant in the uterus and the remaining embryos can be frozen for later use.
If the mother-to-be has poor quality oocytes, oocyte donation is an alternative to increase the chances of successful treatment. In any case, our specialists will always consult with you if you wish to resort to this treatment or not.
If you are not ready to become pregnant at this time, but would like to in the future, at Citmer we can also talk to you about preserving fertility and freezing eggs. We would love to help you find the best path to a successful pregnancy.