Should I use a surrogate or continue to try to get pregant on my own?

My fiance and I have been trying for a while for a child and no success. We have a very close family friend who said she would be a surrogate for us but I don't know if I could use my eggs. I have taken home fertility tests and they came back positive. Should I continue to try to get pregnant on my own, or should I look into having her be a surrogate?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

If you haven't met with a fertility specialist, that would be your next step. They can do testing that can determine what may be causing your infertility. There may be something they can correct that will make it possible for you to conceive. She likely have many options for treatment before you would need to consider a surrogate.

Published on Oct 31, 2016

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

If you haven't met with a fertility specialist, that would be your next step. They can do testing that can determine what may be causing your infertility. There may be something they can correct that will make it possible for you to conceive. She likely have many options for treatment before you would need to consider a surrogate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Fertility Center & Applied Genetics of Florida

Hello and thank you for your question. My best advice is that you consult your local reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. You should have an evaluation to get an idea of what is going on. You may not need a surrogate. Instead, you may need ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), an egg donor, or surgery.

Published on Nov 14, 2013

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Answered by Fertility Center & Applied Genetics of Florida

Hello and thank you for your question. My best advice is that you consult your local reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. You should have an evaluation to get an idea of what is going on. You may not need a surrogate. Instead, you may need ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), an egg donor, or surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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