Gestational Carrier Program
RMA of New York is proud to offer our patients the option of choosing a Gestational Carrier. With its roots embedded in the family diversity movement, and on the heels of legalized same-sex marriage in New York State, RMA offers assistance to same-sex male couples, single males, and women who are unable to carry a pregnancy by guiding them through the complex process of having a child using a gestational carrier.
The Gestational Carrier Program at RMA of NY
The Gestational Carrier Program at RMA of NY begins with a consultation with one of our physicians. You will have the opportunity at this time to also meet with a coordinator who will be able to provide information on donor options, gestational carrier agencies, reproductive lawyers, and required testing.
Once a plan has been agreed upon between the doctor and patient, the coordinator will schedule any mandatory testing, including an optional, but recommended, orientation visit with Dr. Georgia Witkin, our psychologist. Much like a traditional IVF cycle, embryos are created at the RMA laboratory, and subsequently cryopreserved.
We will work closely with the agency of your choice to coordinate the treatment and testing of your chosen gestational carrier. Extensive screening will take place, including criminal background checks, medical history, home visit(s), psychological screening, and other tests.
RMA of New York will require a completed and executed legal contract between the intended parents and the gestational carrier before any treatment can be initiated. This is to ensure the legal protection of all parties involved.
After the carrier has cleared the screening process and all appropriate consent forms and contracts have been received and reviewed by RMA staff, the transfer cycle can begin. A typical cycle will take 4 to 6 weeks and require multiple office visits that include blood work and ultrasound. These visits will be coordinated by an RMA nurse.
This program is designed to promote family equality and diversity, and to support a vast array of intended parents on their journey to parenthood.
“Optimal care of the infertile couple involves compassion, science, and data-driven decisions.”
Why RMA of New York: Gestational Carrier Program
RMA of New York offers patients personalized, compassionate, and premium fertility care. As the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of Mount Sinai Hospital, our team is dedicated to scientific discovery, graduate medical education, and patient-focused care. We are proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and of recognition as a Center of Excellence by US News & World Report.
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