Paul and Tom had been married for 3 years and had spent most of that time planning and setting up their surrogacy journey
Tom’s sister Debbie had offered very early on to be their egg donor, and they had registered with Surrogacy UK, where they met their lovely surrogate, Lucy.
At surrogacy UK, in addition to meeting Lucy, they were also put in touch with fellow Intended Parents who had already completed their journey successfully at the Herts and Essex, and they were recommended to attend.
Paul and Tom attended the clinic for their initial consultation on the same day as Debbie who had a separate appointment with her husband. Lucy then had her consultation appointment a couple of weeks later.
As Lucy was a single lady, Paul and Tom accompanied her to the clinic for her appointment for moral support, but did not participate in the actual appointment with the doctor.
They all decided that they would like to have a fresh cycle, and so once everyone’s screening results were back and they had all seen our counsellor, we looked at dates for treatment that meant co-ordinating Lucy’s cycle to tie in with Debbie’s so that they were taking their medications at the same time.
They started the treatment cycle 2 months after their initial consultations. Debbie had 12 eggs collected and 9 of these were fertilised with Paul’s sperm. Lucy had a single blastocyst transferred. They were lucky enough to also have 2 remaining blastocyst embryos of good quality, and so these were frozen for use at a future date.
Unfortunately this cycle resulted in a negative test. Although they were all very disappointed, they felt determined to continue, and so 3 months later they were able to transfer one of the embryos that had been frozen.
This time the test was positive! Baby William was born 9 months later.
A same sex male couple interested in surrogacy
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The key benefits of this treatment journey at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre
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At Herts & Essex Fertility Centre our surrogacy team has successfully completed over 100 cycles of Surrogacy treatments in the last 5 years.
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Have you ever thought of egg sharing for no cost IVF treatment
Egg sharing anonymously brings together women who need IVF treatment for different reasons. One woman will potentially have the ability to make plenty of eggs during her own IVF treatment while the other is waiting for the precious gift of donated eggs to fulfil her dream of a baby.
It gives women, who generously wish to donate eggs, the opportunity to help another woman and in return helps towards funding her much-needed IVF treatment.
Can anyone become an egg share donor?
Unfortunately not. Egg sharers are donating eggs to another woman and there are strict criteria in place in order to become an egg donor.