Let’s Talk Babies and ART

Let’s Talk Babies and “ART”

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Let’s Talk Babies and “ART”

According to Davis (2020), assisted reproductive technology (ART) is described as medical procedures and treatments that are designed to result in pregnancy. All fertility procedures may be categorized as ART, whether they include eggs or embryos being handled. In most cases, assisted reproductive technology (ART) operations consist of surgically extracting eggs from a woman’s ovaries, mixing them with sperm in the laboratory, and then reinjecting the eggs into the woman’s body or transferring them to another woman. ART is utilized to assist persons who are having problems conceiving a child on their own in obtaining pregnancy as a pregnancy conception aid. Some of the techniques involved in ART include donor sperm or eggs, in Vitro fertilization, pronuclear stage tubal transfer, and surrogacy (Jain & Sing, 2021).

Recommended ART Process

For Melissa’s case, I think it would be a good idea if she opts to use donor eggs as an ART option. There are many reasons why I would advise Melissa to use donor eggs instead of her own. First, because of the hysterectomy, she is unable to create eggs that are capable of being fertilized on her own. Second, it is possible that the cancer interfered with her ovarian function, making it impossible for her to become pregnant with her eggs.

Steps Involved in this Process for Melissa

After discussing her treatment choices with both her oncologist and gynecologist, Melissa concludes that she wants her own biological child, and she opts to utilize her own eggs to conceive the baby using her own eggs that were frozen prior to having her uterus removed. To conceive the baby, Melissa is taken through the Vitro fertilization procedure and uses a sperm donor. After fertilization, the next step is transferring the fertilized embryo into the surrogate’s uterus. The surrogate is the one who is charged with carrying the baby to full term and delivering the baby when the time comes.

Benefits of the ART Process

According to Santa Monica Fertility (2022), some of the benefits of using an Egg donor as an ART process include; the ability to choose the gender of a child and do a chromosomal screening; the use of an egg donor is attractive to some would-be parents, and the infant may have a genetic relationship to the father; this is possible in situations involving heterosexual or same-sex male partnerships, as well as in cases involving solitary males of any gender. Another benefit of this ART process is the ability to use a surrogate.

Drawbacks of the ART Process

Having a child through an egg donor as the preferred ART process is the best option for many couples. However, there are several drawbacks associated with this process, such as there is no genetic connection between the mother and the child born from a donor egg, and it is challenging to mentally and emotionally reveal to a kid that they were born with the aid of an egg donor. Other drawbacks of using this ART process are that there is the possibility of sexually transmitted disease transmission and transmission of unknown hereditary factors, and the process can cause certain pregnancy risks (Santa Monica Fertility, 2022).


Davis, D. A. (2020). Reproducing while Black: The crisis of Black maternal health, obstetric racism and assisted reproductive technology. Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 11, 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2020.10.001Jain, M., & Singh, M. (2021). Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Techniques. In StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing.

Santa Monica Fertility. (2022, May 16). Pros and cons of using donor eggs (2022). Santa Monica Fertility. Retrieved October 24, 2022, from https://www.santamonicafertility.com/blog/pros-and-cons-of-using-donor-eggs/