Medicines Used

ThE BROAD SPECTRUM MEDICAL PROCESS

In order to be a surrogate and carry a baby for someone else, a fertility specialist will use natural hormones to stipulate and control your menstrual cycle.

LUPRON

This is (usually) the first hormone used. Both you and the intended mother, or egg donor, take Lupron in order to synchronize your menstrual cycles.

ESTROGEN

You then take Estrogen twice a week.  Estrogen thickens the lining of your uterus which enables the embryos to stick better to your uterus when they are transferred.

PROGESTERONE

After you have been taking Estrogen for a while you will start taking Progesterone.

(Some clinics might use different medications or different combinations of medications. It is all at the doctors discretion)

EMBRYO TRANSFER

Once your body has been prepared with the proper hormones, the fertility specialist preforms the embryo transfer. This occurs in the doctor’s office.  It is a quick and painless procedure.  The embryos are drawn up into a small tube called a catheter.  The catheter is gently guided through your cervix and directly into your uterus.  The doctor releases the embryo(s) into your uterus in a drop of fluid.