Shared Motherhood

Bourn Hall can provide the option of shared motherhood. This is where eggs are collected from one partner and fertilised with donor sperm to produce embryos. The other partner receives the embryo and carries the pregnancy. Shared motherhood is a wonderful way for both partners to share the experience of creating a child together.

This process involves both partners undergoing scans and appointments with one partner going through the IVF process to produce eggs. These are then fertilised with the donor sperm in the embryology laboratory, before the transferring one or two resulting embryo(s) into the womb of the other partner to carry the pregnancy. Any embryos created during the treatment cycle that are not transferred can be frozen for use in any future cycles.