frequently asked questions
IMA ART Fertility is the first international exclusive fertility advisor operating in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on delivering discreet, high-quality fertility solutions under the protection of California State assisted reproductive law and family formation (parental rights) law to international clientele in Europe, Asia, and North America.
At IMA ART, your interest is our priority. We cater to time-constrained, high-net worth clientele, including couples, singles, and LGBTQ+.
At the heart of IMA ART Fertility is our CEO and Founder, Michelle Tang. Michelle herself struggled through years of infertility treatments. Fueled by her personal experiences with fertility issues, Michelle turned adversity to opportunity by using her experiences to support others through their IVF and surrogacy journeys.
Michelle is the lifeblood of IMA ART Fertility. Her passion, commitment, and years of expertise in the financial industry make Michelle keenly poised to facilitate fertility and surrogacy solutions for other couples seeking to build their family. Michelle will be your personal guide throughout your entire experience, helping you explore every fertility solution and surrogacy option.
Why should I choose IMA ART Fertility?
Your privacy is always of the utmost importance to us. We do not publish at any time, testimonials, case studies, family or baby pictures in any online or offline medium. Our strict governance policies safeguard your privacy.
To the extent IMA ART Fertility has personal information about you in our online systems, we have in place tight technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access. As complete data security cannot be guaranteed for communication via emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication, we would recommend sending any particularly confidential information by an alternative secure means.
Will my privacy be protected?
We at IMA ART Fertility are here to serve as your luxury fertility concierge team, and have cultivated a network of experts at the forefront of assisted reproductive technologies and reproductive medicine. Our Fertility Advisory involves close collaboration with affiliated experts in the fields of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Reproductive Law and white glove concierge. You’ll be given access to top-tier:
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics
Egg Donor Bank
Sperm Donor Bank
Attorneys specializing in Reproductive Law
Guidance on surrogacy insurance
Guidance on newborn medical and life insurance
Professional Concierge services
Transport in your personal Limousine
Whatever your needs, the fertility and surrogacy experts we work with will help to design a 100% tailored, white-glove fertility plan to suit your desired journey to parenthood.
What fertility services does IMA ART Fertility provide?
One of the most widely used fertility treatments is in vitro fertilization (IVF). There are many reasons an intended mother may benefit from IVF treatments. IVF refers to the process of fertilizing an egg with sperm in a controlled environment where they can increase the likelihood of successful fertilization.
IVF treatments can be helpful for individuals or couples who:
Struggle with unexplained infertility
Struggle with male factor infertility
Have a decreased ovarian reserve
Have blocked fallopian tubes
Do not ovulate due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Are over the age of 40 (healthy egg reserves begin declining at 32 years old, and this decline increases rapidly after 40)
Are using previously frozen eggs
Are using donor eggs
Are using a gestational surrogate
If you’ve experienced struggles with conceiving, getting in touch with a fertility specialist can help you explore all your treatment options and carve your unique path to parenthood.
Who are ideal candidates for IVF treatments?
It’s important to note that IVF success rates vary from clinic to clinic and country to country. Additionally, there are many factors that can influence the success of IVF, and it can take a few IVF cycles before a successful embryo transfer is achieved.
The biggest factor that dictates IVF success rates is the age of the egg being fertilized. (“Success” in the U.S. is defined as giving birth to a single healthy child, rather than testing positive for pregnancy after implantation, which is how most of the rest of the world defines it.)
For instance, the Society for Reproductive Technology (SART) suggests that the success rates of IVF for women under 35 years old sit at about 55.6%. For women between 35 and 37 years old, the success rate for live births with IVF is about 40.8%. Women between 38 and 40 years old typically see IVF success rates of 26.8%, with women over 40 experiencing 7% success rates for IVF using their own eggs.
Factors that can impact the outcomes of successful IVF include:
Stimulation protocol and timing of ovulation
Receptivity of the endometrium (implantation)
Should IVF treatments not produce a successful pregnancy, we’re here to support you in exploring every available option in building your family, from egg and sperm donors to gestational carriers and more.
What are the success rates of IVF treatments?
As mentioned above, the success of IVF treatments varies between fertility centers and can be affected by numerous variables. That being said, research indicates that with healthy donor eggs from women in their most fertile years (20s-32), IVF success rates can reach as high as 70-80%.
What are the success rates of IVF treatments using donor eggs?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculates success rates for various assisted reproductive technologies, or ART, and fertility clinics in the United States. It’s important to remember that the embryo transfer isn’t always successful the first time. It can take a few tries, and most of the time, it isn’t a surrogate’s fault at all if an embryo transfer does not take.
Once the surrogate is pregnant, the success rate for a healthy birth is as high as 95%. While we are not affiliated with any specific IVF Clinic, we can offer recommendations based on our previous experiences and your specific desires for the surrogacy process.
What is the success rate of surrogacy?
Surrogacy can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience for parents and gestational carriers. However, being a surrogate also comes with incredible responsibility. It’s essential to make sure surrogates are emotionally, mentally, and physically prepared for the journey ahead, and we provide as many resources as possible to support our surrogates in their journey to delivering you a happy and healthy baby.
When a surrogacy agency provides comprehensive screening services, the purpose is to protect everyone involved, including the parents, surrogates, and the agency itself. This is an important element in IMA ART Fertility Governance.
Why does IMA ART Fertility screen surrogates?
IMA ART Fertility has a rigorous applicant screening process that sets our surrogacy agency apart from others in the U.S. We not only strive to be leaders in the industry, but we find our comprehensive approach makes for successful matches based on surrogate and intended parent preferences and personalities.
Our uniquely designed gestational surrogacy matching and screening process ensures that an applicant not only meets all surrogacy requirements, but that you share common perspectives on pregnancy and will be a good match throughout the journey.
How does IMA ART Fertility screen surrogates?
All IMA ART Fertility surrogates are:
Healthy, with a healthy lifestyle and a stable home environment.
Committed to taking meticulous care of her health during a pregnancy.
Without any family or personal mental or physical health issues that could impede a pregnancy.
A nonsmoker, without any history of drug or alcohol abuse. Further, a IMA ART Fertility surrogate does not live in a smoking household, and is fully committed to refraining completely from any alcohol use, unauthorized drug use, or smoking throughout the period of conception and pregnancy.
Committed to maintaining a healthy diet and to taking the necessary prenatal vitamins/minerals according to the physician’s instructions/recommendations.
Within the age and Body Mass Index (BMI) guidelines of the Parents’ IVF Center. In possession of or able to acquire usable insurance with maternity coverage for a surrogacy. Trustworthy and respectful of the Parents’ confidentiality and privacy.
Willing to have regular contact with the Parents throughout the surrogacy journey. Willing to carry identical twins, should a single Embryo split into two.
Financially stable and secure, and not a recipient of government assistance.
Is truly passionate and excited about helping another build their family.
What are IMA ART Fertility’s Surrogacy Requirements?
From start to finish, the screening and surrogate matching processes take an average of six to eight weeks. During this time, our team carries out all the tasks outlined above, but also maintains regular contact with the candidate to keep her informed as we check things off the list. Those regular touch backs help us build a solid relationship with a surrogate and creates a strong foundation for the rest of her journey.
How long will the surrogate screening process take?
We have a top-tier network of legal advisors at the forefront of surrogacy law, ready to help draft your surrogacy contract. This surrogacy agreement will help ensure your parental rights.
Do I have to worry about parental rights when working with a surrogate?
By reserving this appointment, you agree to share your name and contact information with IMA ART Fertility.