Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Conceiving as a single woman
Women today have the ability to take control of their life and family, designing it in a way that makes them most happy and fulfilled. Women are able to pursue motherhood regardless of having a male spouse through treatments such as IVF or IUI with donor sperm.
Some women may choose to start a family without a male spouse because they have not yet found a suitable partner and don’t want to wait or maybe they just want to be a mother and not a wife. There may be many reasons for wanting to pursue motherhood as a single woman, whatever the reason Western Fertility Institute understands that each scenario is unique and our goal is to guide you and support you on your path to a healthy baby.
Western Fertility Institute has many treatment options available for single women. Once you meet with the physician you will be able to discuss if you will be using a known sperm donor or anonymous donor. Whatever you choose, the physicians at Western Fertility will create a treatment plan that supports your decision of building a family.
Should you need anonymous donor sperm, Western Fertility Institute is here to guide you in the process of finding reputable anonymous donor sperm agencies and who we feel are more than qualified and will help to make your journey of building a family a positive experience.
What Options Are Available to Single Women Who Want to Conceive a Child?
Women have many choices for how to conceive a child. Whether you want to carry the baby yourself or use a surrogate, we can guide you through the different ways you can have a baby. Consider the following.
In order to become pregnant, you will need to use donor sperm. You can choose to ask someone you know to contribute their sperm. Or you can find an anonymous donor through Western Fertility Institute. You can use a lawyer to draw up the proper agreements to protect you and your child as well as your donor.
You may find, during your consultation with our doctor, that you also require a donor egg. We can again aid you with this process, matching you with a donor who meets your needs and assisting you with finding an attorney for the legal documentation.
Intrauterine Inseminiation (IUI)
Also referred to as artificial insemination, IUI is a fast procedure you can undergo in the Western Fertility Institute office in Los Angeles in less than five minutes. You can opt for donor or anonymous sperm. We take the sperm and insert it into your uterus. Within just two weeks, you can become pregnant.
In Vitro Fertilization
IVF, as it’s also known, involves fertilizing an egg outside of the uterus, then transferring it into the uterus to be carried to term. You can use a range of approaches to this procedure:
You may employ donor or anonymous sperm.
You can have one of your eggs harvested for use in IVF, or you can rely on a donor egg.
You may carry the embryo yourself, or you can rely on a surrogate to do it.
We can assist you as you sort through your many possibilities. Ask us questions to help determine the right selection.
Get the Support You Need Along This Exciting Journey
Choosing to use IVF, IUI or other methods of conception as a single woman may seem daunting. But remember that Western Fertility Institute will be beside you each moment of the way. We talk to you through every single step. We answer your questions, offer reassurance and guide you when you need assistance.
We have helped many women just like you over the years. We understand the burning desire to have a baby, and we will aid you in any way we can. You deserve to fulfill your dream of becoming a mother. The process won’t always be easy, but it may be the most fulfilling thing you experience in your lifetime.