With Shared Motherhood, you can both take part in your journey to family as a shared experience right from conception. One partner donates eggs to her partner in IVF treatment, and is the ‘biological mother’. The other partner carries your baby and experiences the pregnancy as the ‘gestational or birth mother’.
This treatment really is all about sharing. One of you will go through the IVF process to produce eggs, our embryology teams will fertilise your eggs with a donor’s sperm and will then look after your embryos until the time when one is ready to be transferred into the womb of the other partner who will carry and give birth to your baby.
All of our patients are unique and we will discuss and be guided by you as to how you would like to have your treatment. You may:
Shared Motherhood is a viable and safe treatment option.
CARE have our own bank of frozen donor sperm or you can have treatment with sperm donated by someone you know. Alternatively, if you wish, you can source donated sperm from a sperm bank, either in the UK or overseas. CARE partners with a number of sperm banks. Just let us know if you would like more information about CARE’s sperm donation programme.
You will likely have lots of questions and a call to our dedicated patient enquiry team is a good place to start. They’ll be able to answer your questions and give you any additional information you might need.
You can call them on 0800 564 2270.
The team at your chosen CARE clinic will also be able to support you at every step of your journey – don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions.