Donors & Surrogacy

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When you need the help of someone else to start your family

At Genea Newcastle, we provide supportive donor and surrogacy programs to clients from across Newcastle and the Hunter region.

Our donor team ensures you are guided every step of the way, whether you are in need of donor sperm, donor egg or a surrogate to have a baby.

Donor sperm

If you do not have a male partner, if your male partner has been revealed to be infertile or if you choose to have donor sperm for another reason, you can use sperm donated by a friend or family member, or by an identifiable donor that we have recruited both locally and overseas.

Treatment with donor sperm can take place via intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Donor eggs

If you are not able to conceive a healthy pregnancy using your own eggs, using a donor egg is an option.

At Genea Newcastle we offer 2 options:

Known egg donor – you may have a family member or friend who has offered to donate to you

Clinic recruited donor – you may wish to be placed on our waiting list for a clinic donor when ones becomes available

Alternatively, we offer advise on how to advertise for your own donor if you wish to go down this path.

Your Fertility Specialist will discuss your donor’s recommended health, age and genetic conditions. Screening will be offered to confirm suitability.

Egg donation takes place with the help of an IVF cycle. The partner’s sperm or donor sperm is then used to create an embryo, which is then implanted into the mother’s uterus.

Surrogacy

Surrogacy involves a woman carrying a baby to full term on behalf of an individual or couple, and then returning the baby to the intended parents once the baby is born.

Surrogacy is used when the women is medically unable to carry a pregnancy, or for same sex male couples.

Surrogacy can take place using an embryo created with the intended parent’s sperm and egg, or donor sperm and/or egg. The surrogate cannot use her own eggs.

In Australia, surrogacy is a complex process and has several restrictions. Request a consultation with a Genea Newcastle Fertility Specialist to find out more.

Donor & Surrogacy procedures

Your Fertility Specialist will help you understand exactly what is involved and your options when it comes to surrogacy.

Book your first appointment today after requesting a referral from your doctor.

Request a consultation with a Genea Newcastle Fertility Specialist

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