At City Fertility, we are passionate about helping single women make their dreams of parenthood come true. City Fertility offers several complete fertility treatments (using donor sperm) that provide opportunities for single women to begin a family.
If you are looking for a biological baby and you do not have a partner, a fertility treatment using donor sperm may be the way you are able to get pregnant. The most common way single women can get pregnant is with intrauterine insemination, or IUI, using donor sperm.
Like all fertility treatments, success rates with intrauterine insemination vary depending on the age of the woman and their current fertility status. IUI (intrauterine insemination) may occur at a time of the woman’s natural ovulation or at times when medications are used to trigger ovulation. Natural-cycle IUI is when fertility medications are not used, and sperm is placed at times that coincide with a woman’s natural ovulation.
If it is unsuccessful after two or more attempts, or there are factors suggesting the patient might need help ovulating, then fertility medications are used to stimulate his or her ovary to ovulate, then an IUI is performed. For IUI (intrauterine insemination), the sperm is usually washed, meaning simply the sperm is separated from the seminal fluid, so only sperm cells are being introduced to the uterus.
In an IUI, a carefully prepared sperm sample is placed directly in a woman’s uterus using a very thin catheter in order to assist with conception. After a woman has selected a sperm donor, one of our Austin fertility centre doctors will use the catheter to place a washed, prepared sperm into her uterus. Intrauterine insemination is a procedure where Dr. James Douglas transfers specially processed sperm directly to the woman’s uterus during her most fertile period.
With in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), the fertilisation occurs outside of the body, using an egg and sperm from a donor. Once donor eggs are prepared, your own sperm is introduced into them using IVF (discussed earlier in this article), and the best-performing embryo is transferred into the uterus of your surrogate.
Depending on your fertility diagnosis, these options could include in-vitro fertilisation or donor eggs. There are also other medical options, including freezing your embryos, using donor eggs or donor embryos, and using gestational carriers. There are reasons that using donor eggs or embryos, and/or using a surrogate, might be your best bet.
You also have the choice to use donor eggs, which may significantly improve your chances of successfully having a baby if you are an older woman, or someone who has a low ovarian reserve.
IVF might be recommended if using a known sperm donor who has poor quality or sperm quantity for another insemination technique. Single women with known fertility issues, or women with advanced maternal age, may also want to consider other treatment options along with donor sperm in their efforts to create a family. For instance, issues related to fertility or your medical history may dictate that you seek the assistance of an egg donor or surrogate.
Women considering becoming single mothers may find the assistance and support needed from our fertility centres in Austin.
Single motherhood by choice is a way of building a family, but we are here to assist you in whatever reproductive goals you may have. If you are a single woman who wants to have a child, Complete Fertility can help you make it happen. With the help of donor sperm and treatments such as IUI and IVF, the single woman can welcome a healthy baby to the world.
Complete Fertility has a large selection of donors that are currently available to be used for donor-insemination and IVF for single woman Australia. Women looking to begin or expand a family can find single womens fertility treatments at our Austin fertility clinic. Fertility treatments are becoming more prevalent for single women, offering a solution for raising a family without having a partner.
Egg freezing offers a potential long-term solution, whereas IUI or donor-semen in vitro fertilisation offers a more immediate option. One is IUI or IVF with donor sperm, while another is egg freezing, where maturing eggs are frozen for later use.
As with intrauterine insemination, there is a 10- 12 day waiting period following an IVF procedure to see if a fertilisation and implant is successful. There is an option of doing Natural IUI cycles, where you use no medication at all, in which case you would simply have monitors to figure out when it is possible for ovulation and perform an insemination right before the ovulation. IUI success rates and costs will vary depending on what, if any, medications are used leading up to insemination. If no fertility problems are present, an IUI (intracervical insemination) is probably the least invasive and cost-effective.
If you have a known fertility problem, are in your late 30s or early 40s (when women’s fertility declines significantly naturally), or are having difficulty getting pregnant with other forms of insemination, your provider might suggest IVF Australia.
Depending on the women’s fertility situation, hormone treatments may be recommended to induce ovulation and/or improve the chances of implanting.
When using a donor sperm from a clinic, a selection of the best sperm can be made, with one sperm implanted directly into each egg, a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).