“Surrogate” children

“Surrogate” children – what kind of children are they? No similar children No similar questions are given rise to in respect of children who were conceived naturally. All seems to be clear here. However, a special interest is drawn to children who were conceived in-vitro and stayed in an artificial medium during the very first days of their development.

The beginning

In the process of hormonal stimulation of superovulation, female ovaries generate a number of oocytes having different sizes. Following their puncture (retrieval), genetics test each follicle to choose the top-quality follicles for their further fertilization.

As the man donates his semen, it goes through a special cleaning process. Using high-power laboratory microscopes, genetics examine seminal fluid to choose best-quality spermatozoa for fertilization purposes.

After genetic matter of both partners is ready, the fertilization procedure is run. Using an ultra-fine needle, a spermatozoid is introduced in each selected follicle. Genetics supervise the cell division and the initial-stage embryo generation processes. On expiration of 3 or maximum 6 days, depending on the quality of genetic matter and rate of the development of the embryos, the best embryos are transferred in the uterine cavity of the woman in quantity that should be agreed upon with the reproductologist beforehand.  

As can be seen, only highest-quality genetic matter should be fertilized to cultivate embryos. Consequently, this selection pre-determines excellent physical qualities of the child to be born. Due to the PGD procedure, the birth of a child having different genetic anomalies can be absolutely avoided.

Children born as a result of the IVF procedure are in good physical and mental health condition. Naturally, much depends on genetic information conveyed to the baby from his or her genetic parents. Proper education and love you will be giving your child is also an important aspect.