The most fulfilling time in many women’s lives is when they get to experience motherhood. Unfortunately, not all women are able to conceive naturally, but that does not mean they are unable to experience the joy that motherhood brings.

Making the decision to seek alternate methods of starting a family can be a difficult first step. One option couples may turn to is a gestational surrogate. At Reproductive Fertility Center, our priority is to help our patients fully understand their options while providing the best possible care.

Reasons to Consider Surrogacy

Unsuccessful In Vitro Fertilization

If pregnancy has not been achieved after unsuccessful in vitro fertilization treatments, it may be time to consider a gestational surrogate.

Health Risks to Intended Mom or Baby

In some cases, women may be unable to become pregnant because they have had a hysterectomy to remove their uterus or because their uterus is not healthy enough for pregnancy. Certain medical conditions may prevent women from becoming pregnant because it could endanger their health or even their lives.

Same Gender Couples

Same gender couples who wish to become parents but are unable to carry a child can start their family through surrogacy.

Patient Testimonials

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“Just want to say the nurse’s are nice and the Dr. Saadat is so awesome. Thank you all for making me be comfortable.”
-Ramatulie T.3/2/2017

Seeking a Gestational Surrogate

Selecting Your Surrogate
Quite often, the parents are not familiar with the surrogate at the start of the process but develop a close relationship during the process. Some couples are lucky enough to have a family member or close friend be their surrogate, but many couples turn to an agency to provide them with a healthy, fully screened gestational surrogate.
Open Communication
It is important for all couples using a gestational surrogate to establish good communication with their fertility doctor regarding their desires, family goals, and concerns.
Legal Resources
Couples turning to a gestational surrogate must be fully informed about all laws and regulations involving surrogacy for their state of residency. The process is complex, and Dr. Saadat and his team work with experts in this field, including attorneys and lawyers, who specialize in these legal matters.

IVF Options for Surrogacy

Gestational Surrogacy (In Vitro Fertilization Surrogacy)

Previously, traditional surrogacy involved artificial insemination of the gestational surrogate. Now, with the advent of egg donor IVF, the intended mother’s egg and the intended father’s sperm can be used to create an embryo that is the product of their combined DNA. This involves egg retrieval from the mother and sperm collection from the father, and after fertilization, the embryo is transferred into the uterus of the surrogate. This process will allow the intended parents to have their own biological child.

Gestational Surrogacy Using an Egg Donor

Women who are unable to produce healthy eggs for IVF treatments can choose gestational surrogacy using an egg donor. The resulting embryo is transferred to the gestational surrogate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team will listen to your desires, provide you with information, and answer any of your questions to help you decide on the best options for your needs.
Yes; same gender male couples longing to become parents quite often choose to use a gestational surrogate. Same gender female couples sometimes seek a surrogate after unsuccessful artificial insemination or IVF treatments.
Gestational surrogates go through a rigorous screening process, including medical and psychological evaluations. Gestational surrogates must be healthy, have had at least one issue-free pregnancy and delivery, live a healthy lifestyle, and be willing to commit a year of their life to this process.
Yes; thanks to innovative fertility techniques available, even couples who thought it would be impossible to experience the birth of their child are now able to be there for the whole pregnancy and delivery experience.
Freezing Party

Egg Freezing Party
7-17-2019

Wednesday, July 17th, from 6-8pm

Peyman Saadat, Medical Director of Reproductive Fertility Center in Beverly Hills is hosting an egg freezing party for women to learn about the empowering choices they have for preserving their future fertility.

Egg Freezing has been around for over 20 years, but recently has become more readily accepted as a real option for fertility preservation.

One of the greatest gifts a woman can give herself is the ability to live her life on her own terms, and not according to a biological timeline that doesn’t fit her life.

Please come out and celebrate the amazing possibilities of egg freezing with us. We will enjoy finger foods and champagne, while Dr. Saadat gives a presentation. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers, and an opportunity for women to have their blood drawn to check their AMH levels – a critically important fertility hormone, and one of the most important tools to assess a woman’s overall fertility health.

Space is limited, so please call us at 1 (424) 317-8550 as soon as possible.

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