Having A Baby As A Single Man
It’s a common misconception that only women experience feelings of their “biological clock ticking.” Many single men feel the urge to start families and turn to fertility treatments to make it happen. Our experienced fertility doctors in Raleigh help single men become fathers everyday.
Through surrogacy or a gestational carrier with the aid of egg donation, single men have the option of having a genetic child. In the event that you face a fertility challenge, you also have the option of selecting a sperm donor. As one of the best fertility clinics in Raleigh, our fertility team is here to help you find the right fertility treatment path to build your family.
Becoming a Dad
Let’s take an in depth look at these genetic paths to single fatherhood.
Selecting a surrogate to have your child is a viable option for many single men. A surrogate pregnancy means that the surrogate will be the biological mother to the child. Surrogate pregnancies occur through advanced fertility treatments such as artificial insemination also known as IUI.
Surrogate mothers are between the ages of 21-35, have had a successful pregnancy and are raising at least one genetic child. Your surrogate mother could be a close friend, family member or a surrogate found through an agency.
A gestational carrier is very similar to a surrogate mother except that the child is not genetically related to the woman carrying the pregnancy. If you choose to have a child via a gestational carrier you’ll need to select an egg donor.
Gestational carriers are generally between the ages of 21-35, have had at least one successful pregnancy, are non-smokers and do not have any medical conditions that could interfere with the pregnancy.
The journey of becoming a father starts with finding an egg donor. When selecting your egg donor you’ll be asked to consider a few things about the donor such as chances of a successful implantation, genetic history of the donor, age, proven fertility, height, hair and eye color, educational background and more.
Egg donors are typically between the ages of 21-31. Each donor completes a medical questionnaire and physical exam, infectious disease and genetic testing, and undergoes psychological testing.
Choosing a donor can be an overwhelming. However, our fertility doctors in Raleigh are here to support you in determining which factors are most important when selecting your donor.
Building Your Family and Making Decisions
Starting a family is a life-changing decision that involves making several important decisions. Understanding all your options, as well as identifying the right fertility treatment path for you, is an essential part of your journey to building a family. As you continue to chart your course, our team of experts are here to help you get all your questions answered so that you can find the right path for you to fatherhood.
Schedule a convenient preconception counseling session with one of our experienced fertility doctors in Raleigh for the opportunity to speak with a fertility doctor directly.
Atlantic Reproductive provides fertility treatment, testing and more to patients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill and beyond from our office in Brier Creek. We also offer satellite monitoring in Wilmington and Morehead City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.