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We believe in providing exceptional reproductive medical care and focusing on an individual treatment plan that is customized for each patient. We are here to provide help and support, medical expertise and caring staff to help patients through what often seems like an overwhelming path to parenthood.
After careful consideration and preparation, a custom treatment plan will be created and your Vios Fertility journey will begin. During the initial fertility consultation you will share your medical and family history, as well as start diagnostic testing, which will include a physical examination, blood work and transvaginal ultrasound. These tests indicate your reproductive health and helps you and your doctor develop your individualized fertility plan. For women, diagnostic testing typically includes blood work, a transvaginal ultrasound, sonohysterogram (SHG) and/or hysterosalppingogram (HSG). (Link to Treatment page/Creative Conception) For men, a semen analysis will be administered. There are many third party reproductive options are available. Visit Creative Conception
Some of the most important decisions about becoming a single mom are related to donor sperm. Donor sperm can be obtained in various ways, depending on what the intended mom is most comfortable with; they are:
- Known Donor is when a friend wants to give his sperm to help a single woman become a mom.
- Anonymous Donor can be found through a sperm bank. Recipients can choose a sperm donor based on basic characteristics such as race, academic achievements, looks and other factors.
- Identity Release Donor, sometimes called Open Door Donor, gives the child the option to contact the donor, typically at 18 years of age or older.
Sperm Donor Qualifications
Sperm donation is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sperm donors are required to be tested for certain infections and may also need to meet other criteria as determined by the sperm bank. Even though the FDA only requires that anonymous sperm donors be screened for risk factors and transmittable diseases, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) believes it is important that both anonymous donors and those known to the recipients undergo the same initial and periodic screening and testing process, such as infectious disease testing.
A rapid cryopreservation technique called vitrification maintains the delicate architecture of the human egg and eliminates crystallization. Egg freezing gives women more control over deciding when they are ready to become a mom and if they would like additional children in the future.
Some women have ideal reproductive health; others are sub fertile and need infertility treatment in the near future. The least invasive treatment plans include using donor sperm during a timed intrauterine insemination (IUI). For those who need more help, Vios Fertility Institute offers medically-advanced assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IUI with oral and/or injectable medications, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). IUI and IVF for single women includes using donor sperm.