Gestational Carrier Programs in Trumbull, Connecticut (CT)

Gestational carrier programs, often referred to as surrogacy programs, pair healthy women able to carry pregnancies to full term with infertile couples who are unable to carry full-term pregnancies, often due to birth defects, trauma or injury, multiple miscarriages, hysterectomy, medication issues or other health-related conditions that interfere with the healthy function of the uterus. Couples opting for this option typically either use a carrier from their own circle of friends or work with an agency that specializes in gestational carrier programs. Carriers must be prepared to undergo medical preparation, often including medication, to ensure the receiving uterus is ready and able to carry the pregnancy successfully to term.

In the initial stages of the carrier program, carriers and often couples are required to undergo health and psychological screening to help ensure success. Gestational carriers can be implanted with a couple's own eggs, sperm or fertilized embryos; the intended mother's eggs and donor sperm; the intended father's sperm and donor eggs; or both donor sperm and donor eggs, allowing most couples to successfully participate in gestational carrier programs, regardless of the source of their infertility.

Couples considering gestational carrier programs are often advised to seek legal counsel to ensure a smooth process and transition, and are usually required to pay for any costs associated with the implantation procedures and pregnancy. Many larger fertility clinics have gestational carrier program assistance and counseling on site. If you are considering using a gestational carrier program, consult with your fertility specialist to locate a reputable carrier agency.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

RMACT is one of eleven leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate the Centers of Excellence program. Selection into this exclusive group is based on key measures of success that evaluate a center's experience level or volume, overall live birth rate and low triplets-or-higher birth rate. The Center of Excellence distinction indicates that RMACT meets the highest national standards for clinical fertility and laboratory services. All fertility doctors at our fertility centers are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Partnering with In Vitro Sciences places RMACT in the top 25 percent of fertility centers in the country and gives our patients access to the highest level of treatment available, improving their chances of building a family. As an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence, RMACT is a member of and reports its success rates to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), under the auspices of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). RMACT's IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and meets standards established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).

The In Vitro Sciences Centers of Excellence program ealso nables RMACT to provide patients who lack adequate infertility coverage access to special financing for advanced procedures. These procedures include Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles using donor eggs or sperm. Eligible patients can choose to pay for one cycle at a time or, if undergoing IVF, a multiple cycle refund program called the IVF Financial Share Program.

RMACT is proud to be an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence serving Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut as well as Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York. Please contact us for more information about how the In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence program can mean to you on your path to fertility.

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