Hi, How Can We Help You?
  • 23 Todar Mal lane, Bengali Market, Delhi
  • +91-844 844 1094
  • +91-981 060 0235
  • newquery@delhi-ivf.com
May 8, 2019

18 Ways to Make a Baby

When I first came to know that there were 18 ways to make a baby, I was astonished. Dr. Jamie Grifo, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology at New York University Medical Center, stated the fact during an interview that I recorded with him for this NOVA program.

Just imagine my astonishment when I realized that there were actually more ways than 18.

Before making the film, I would have been shocked to hear that there were more than three or four ways. Like many people, I was accustomed with artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization and frozen embryos, but not more than that. While working on a particular program, I came to know about some latest techniques such as Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. I was initially hard-pressed to come up with the 18 ways.

At the end I did and ran the complete list past Dr. Grifo to make sure that it was precise. And, here it is;

  • Natural way
  • Artificial insemination- of woman with male partner’s sperm
  • Artificial insemination- of woman with donor’s sperm
  • Artificial insemination- with egg and sperm donors, using a surrogate
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)- using egg and sperm of male partner
  • IVF- with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • IVF- with frozen embryos
  • IVF- with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  • IVF- with egg donor
  • IVF- with sperm donor
  • IVF- with sperm and egg donor
  • IVF- with surrogate mother using parents’ sperm and egg
  • IVF- with egg donor and surrogate
  • IVF- with sperm donor and surrogate
  • IVF- with surrogate mother using her egg, sperm from child’s father
  • IVF- with surrogate using egg and sperm donors*
  • Cytoplasm transfer**
  • Nuclear transfer and cloning

*In this case, the child born ultimately has five parents, the biological parents, the surrogate who carried baby in her womb, and the parents who will raise the child.

**The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently asked the experts that execute this experimental procedure to submit it for FDA approval, so it is not available at the moment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This field is required.

You may use these <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">html</abbr> tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*This field is required.