Today, 20 percent of single women in Spain resort to assisted reproduction. This number continues to increase despite the fact that reconciling family life with work is becoming increasingly difficult.
Enthusiasm, family collaboration and teamwork make it possible. And thanks to assisted reproduction techniques, fertility treatments allow single women who want to become mothers to achieve this through anonymous donation. Being a single mother is possible.
You don’t need a partner to have a family!
The traditional family model has been evolving, forming new ways of understanding the family unit, which is why more and more people are deciding to become single mothers, giving rise to single-parent families.
For this reason, in this post we would like to tell you about the types of treatment available and how Clínica Fertia can clarify any doubts you may have and accompany you throughout the process of forming your own family.
Types of Treatments.
Women who make the decision to face motherhood on their own and become a single mother have different assisted reproduction techniques available to them. Deciding which will be the final treatment will be carried out on the recommendation of the doctor and her team, studying the woman’s age and her clinical situation in depth.
The final treatment will vary from artificial insemination with a donor, IVF, donation of both male and female gametes or embryo adoption.
In our clinic we offer personalised advice on the most appropriate treatment to fulfil your dream. Below, we explain some of them:
Artificial insemination is a low-complexity assisted reproduction treatment. It consists of introducing a semen sample previously prepared in the laboratory, in this case from the donor, into the woman’s uterus.
The distance between the egg and the sperm is smaller, making it easier to fertilise the egg. The woman’s fallopian tubes must not be blocked. It can be performed in a natural cycle, or through ovulation stimulation using hormones that ensure that there is more than one egg to be fertilised, thus increasing the chances of success compared to a natural cycle.
At Clínica Fertia we work with the main sperm banks in our country and internationally. In this way, a sample is chosen that fits the characteristics of the woman, such as hair type, eye colour, height, weight and blood group.
The technique consists of 3 steps:
- Ovarian stimulation.
- Selection and preparation of the semen.
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
This procedure requires hormonal stimulation in order to obtain eggs, which, once they have been previously fertilised in the laboratory, will be implanted in the uterus. The union between the two cells can be done by conventional In Vitro Fertilisation or by ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
Our success rate is 57% if you are under 38 years old, and 21% for women around 41 years old. We stress that the chances of getting pregnant are cumulative, they increase with each attempt.
The steps to do this are as follows:
- Ovarian stimulation.
- Ovarian puncture.
- Fertilisation in the laboratory.
- Embryo culture.
- Embryo transfer.
- Vitrification of supernumerary embryos.
- Confirmation of pregnancy.
- Ultrasound scan.
This method offers the opportunity to have a child to patients who cannot gestate an embryo on their own. In vitro fertilisation is performed, with the difference that the eggs come from a donor and the sperm from the recipient couple. But in the case of a single mother, the sperm are also from a donor. The woman who receives the embryo will be the one who will carry the pregnancy, give birth and be the mother of the newborn.
If you are thinking of becoming a single mother, do not hesitate to contact us and get more information about the most suitable treatment for your case. We invite you to ask for a free first appointment, in person or online, in our fertility clinic to explain it to you in detail and solve all your questions.