After your physician has completed the medical evaluation, determined the protocol, all clearance letters have been received, the treatment may begin. Some of our out of town patients may begin this process in their hometown at a local fertility center under our supervision.
Our team of experienced clinical staff will coordinate all of your care. You will be required to make one extended trip to our center for ovarian stimulation and embryo freezing. Expect a two to three week stay in San Diego. How long you are here depends upon two factors:
- The ovarian stimulation protocol used
- The length of time your ovaries need to respond to medications
After the embryos have been frozen, the surrogate will undergo a frozen embryo transfer cycle. During this three to four week cycle, the surrogate receives medication to stimulate the uterine lining. Once the lining has reached optimum thickness, the embryos are thawed and transferred. Although the intended parents are welcome to travel to San Diego for the embryo transfer, it is not required.