Do you want to have your child, but do not have a partner?
You may feel that your biological clock is typing, and you are concerned that it’s too late to wait. The decision to become a single mother is not an easy decision. It may have happened to you to realize that your dream of a husband and family cannot happen when you want or in the way you thought it would. It’s okay to grieve for that dream and feel the pain. But the world is full of opportunities. There is more than one way to have a family. You can choose to become a single mother, if that’s your choice.
What are the options?
If you want a biological child and you do not have a partner, IVF treatment with donor sperm can allow you to start. Your age is the main factor determining what kind of IVF treatment you will need to get a baby. Female fertility begins to decline by about 28 years and slowly decreases up to 35 years. It then shrinks rapidly and accelerates again between 39 and 42 years.
Women under the age of 35 can become pregnant through IUI, intrauterine insemination, with donor sperm. If you are 35 or older, your fertility specialist may recommend that you switch to IVF treatment with donor sperm. Women who are 40 years or older can also consider IVF with donor egg cells to increase their chances of getting a baby.
The first step at any age is to see a reproductive endocrinologist and get an estimate of your fertility. Then you will know what your options are based on the quality and quantity of your ovum and other factors that affect your fertility.
There are at least three options depending on your estimated ovarian reserve:
- IVF with donor sperm,
- Double donation program, a program that includes donor egg cells and donor sperm,
- Adoption of donated embryos.
To find out more about all the possibilities, contact us or call us.
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