To choose egg or sperm donar is the last option for the infertility treatment if one of a couple has a severe infertility problem such as no sperm found, ovary with abnormal function or not functioning, or couple with unsuccessful result from many times of IVF and ICSI treatments. However, this option is restricted by the quality of gamete cell or embryo from your donor, choosing quality gamete cell or embryo makes a higher chance of getting healthy pregnant. Be cautious, the heredity is passed from the donor to your baby. Donation from your relatives is mostly recommended to retain the genetic character of your child.
Surrogacy is the pregnancy arrangement to a woman who is not a spouse of a couple with using a couple’s embryo transferred to the surrogate woman’s uterus of her own free will. The process is carried out under fertility medication to get the surrogate mother’s endometrium ready for embryo implantation. Once the pregnancy is proven the surrogate mother must receive antenatal care until she gives birth of a baby. The baby from surrogacy passes down the genetic characters from their own parents, none of genetic characters from surrogate mother. Before entering the surrogacy, legal counseling is involved such as post-birth adoption certificate for the recognition of the intended parents as the legal parents (depend on each country law). This treatment fits for the couple with infertile female suffering from uterus with severe problem (congenital uterine anomalies or hysterectomy) or having other pregnancy complications causing death. The surrogacy is suitable for women with good mental and physical health, ready to get pregnant and ability to take care of her own health and the baby inside.