The number of women who decide to become single mothers by choice is growing. At ProcreaTec, our medical professionals and patient care team will help you every step of the way .
What treatments are recommended for single women?
There is a variety of Assisted Reproduction treatments available to single women. The best treatment option for a woman will depend on her age, her ovarian reserve and other medical factors. The treatment options are the following:
Artificial insemination is a simple Assisted Reproduction technique. It is one of the most natural ways to achieve pregnancy because fertilization (i.e. the moment that the egg and the sperm meet) takes place inside of the woman’s body.
In Vitro Fertilization or IVF
In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a laboratory technique that allows the fertilization of eggs outside the woman’s body. To use this technique, eggs must be retrieved and then fertilized using donor sperm.
In Vitro Fertilization with Donor Eggs
In vitro fertilization with donor eggs is an IVF using a donor’s eggs instead of the patient’s. The donor eggs are fertilized with donor sperm to create embryos that will later be transferred to the patiente.
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What treatment is indicated in my case?
At ProcreaTec we recommend consulting with one of our doctors directly in order to receive a personalized medical assessment, but the general guidelines we use to recommend one treatment over another are the following:
- Recommended for young women with a normal ovarian reserve.
- When a woman’s ovarian reserve is compromised due to advanced age, ovarian surgery, endometriosis or premature ovarian failure
- When Fallopian tubes are obstructed
- When genetic diagnosis of the embryos is indicated.
• For women with a depleted ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, surgeries or aggressive treatments.
• Women whose egg quality is limited (normally related to age)
• In women with genetic problems that they do not want their offspring to inherit.
Treatments with donor sperm
At ProcreaTec we work with two external sperm banks which are fully qualified and meet Spanish and European legislations requeriments. These banks send us the sperm to use for the treatments at the clinic. The samples are transported to out clinic and remain frozen until their use. Then they are thawed and undergo capacitation to maximize their potential.
Who selects the donor?
Gamete donation is completely anonymous in Spain: neither the recipient nor the donor know each other’s identity. Because it is an anonymous process, the selection is done at ProcreaTec in synchrony with the sperm back. We work with two external sperm banks in order have a greater variety of phenotypes. The choice of the donor is done taking into account the physical characteristics of the recipient and her blood type.
How should I face motherhood as a single woman?
Deciding to be a single mother is a very important choice. Therefore, it is important that you feel accompanied and supported at all times. At ProcreaTec, our medical professionals and patient care team will accompany you during the entire treatment.
At ProcreaTec, our goal is for our patients to have a healthy baby in the shortest time possible. We guarantee:
Personlised attention with a doctor following each patient and a team of patient care representatives from the beginning until the end of the treatment.
Audited pregnancy rates (by the Spanish Fertility Society) , which are higher than the average rates reported by other clinics in Spain.
The most advanced techniques in Assisted Reproduction: we have two EmbryoScopes, we were pioneers in blastocyst culture and we have International and European Quality Control Certifications (ISO 9001:2015 and UNE 179007:2013).