If you are planning to go through a third-party cycle, such as using a donor egg, sperm or a surrogate, it is important to have open communication with your reproductive endocrinologist (REI) to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions. Here are some important questions to ask your REI when going through a third-party cycle:
● What are the success rates for the particular third-party cycle that we are considering?
● What are the potential risks and complications associated with this type of cycle?
● What is the process for selecting a donor or surrogate?
● What types of screening and testing are performed on donors or surrogates, and what are the criteria for selecting them?
● What kind of legal agreements are required in a third-party cycle, and what should we be aware of before signing any agreements?
● What are the costs associated with a third-party cycle, and are there any financing options available?
● How does the process of coordinating with the donor or surrogate work, and what kind of communication can we expect to have with them?
● What kind of support and counseling is available throughout the process, for both the intended parents and the donor or surrogate?
● How is the timing of the cycle determined, and what are the steps involved in preparing for the cycle?
● What are the post-cycle follow-up procedures, and how long do we need to wait before we can expect to know if the cycle was successful?

These are just a few examples of important questions to ask your REI when considering a third party cycle. The more information you have, the better equipped you will be to make informed decisions and navigate the process with confidence.