What If Both Partners Want To Be Biological Fathers

What If My Partner & I Both Want To Be Biological Dads?


What If Both Partners Want to Be Biological Fathers?

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers of Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses the options for partners who wish to both be biologically related to their child. 

What is the process when both partners want to be biological fathers?

As it might seem obvious, each embryo only needs one egg, one sperm, and a uterus to grow in.  If both partners have healthy sperm then what we can do is inject and fertilize half of the eggs with one partner's sperm and the other half with the other partner's sperm. This way we have embryos from one egg donation but sperm from each father. Each individual child can only come from one sperm but when looking to have multiple children, this way ensures a biological connection between the children.

Fertility Centers of Illinois Consultation

Posted by Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She completed her residency at Case Western Reserve-Metrohealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine, and she is well-known for her compassionate and individualized patient care. 

Website: https://www.fcionline.com/

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