FDA and Genetic Screening for Dads

Are you looking for a simpler way to start a family? You dream of having a child to bring your family joy and complete your life, but not every couple is blessed with the ability to have a baby on their own. Whether you’re a same-sex couple wishing for a child...

How Are Embryos Evaluated?

Are you ready to start building a family? Whether you’re a same-sex couple, single woman or a couple who cannot conceive naturally, having your own baby is a big part of your dream for the future. Here at Western Fertility Institute, we make sure that dream...

What to Expect During Your First Appointment

Are you taking the first steps toward starting a family of your own? Whether you’re a single woman, a same-sex couple or a couple struggling with fertility, we know how much your dream of a child means to you. Here at Western Fertility Institute, we work to...

What Is Gender Selection?

Do you dream of starting or growing your family? Having a baby is a big, beautiful step everyone deserves to experience — but not everyone can conceive on their own. If you’re a single woman, a couple struggling with fertility or a same-sex couple looking for a...

What Are the Risks Faced by Gestational Carriers?

If you are considering becoming a gestational carrier, you may wonder what the risks of taking on this exciting yet formidable task may be. The opportunity to help prospective parents achieve their dream draws many people to this undertaking, but you should understand...

Agency vs. Independent Matches: Pros and Cons

If you are wondering how to find a surrogate, there are two main ways to go about it. You can use an agency, which has experience matching prospective parents with surrogates. Or you can find your surrogate independently and perhaps ask someone you know to be the...

How Are Gestational Carriers Recruited?

Becoming a gestational carrier is a wonderful way to give the most amazing gift to someone who wants to start their own family. A gestational carrier acts as a surrogate to carry the fertilized egg to term. In vitro fertilization implants an embryo formed from the...

Using a Friend or Family Member as a Surrogate

If you have decided to have someone carry your child as a surrogate, a natural question is whether it can be someone you know. Surrogacy is an intimate and personal experience. It might seem appealing to enlist a person you already feel close to instead of asking...