Embryo Adoption: The Conception Option You’ve Never Heard About
Once a woman has been deemed fit for pregnancy, the parents have completed their home study or counseling, and a match has been made with donor parents, the embryos are often shipped from the state in which they are currently stored to a local fertility clinic where the adoptive parents reside. Then, with the aid of her doctor, a hopeful mother tracks her fertility cycle and the embryos are transferred into her uterus at the doctor’s office using a small catheter. It’s a painless process that takes about 15 minutes. Some women take hormones for a few weeks prior to the embryo transfer and many take progesterone supplements for the first trimester to help ensure a robust uterine lining. That’s it!
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