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Surrogacy the way I see it...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a contractual agreement between one woman (the surrogate) who is willing and able to carry a pregnancy for an infertile woman (intended parent) who is unable, for whatever reason, to carry a pregnancy to term.

These reasons vary from woman to woman, but here are a few.  Inability for embryo to implant, repeated miscarriages, hysterectomy or other disorders associated with the uterus, blood pressure issues or other conditions which would pose serious health risks for them to carry a pregnancy.  Surrogacy is a unique way for a woman  not only to help an infertile couple on their journey to parenthood, but to provide monetary gain for her family.  

There are two different types of surrogacy to familiarize yourself with:

Traditional Surrogacy is when a woman (surrogate) uses her own eggs to achieve a pregnancy, whether it be through artificial insemination or IVF (in-vitro fertilization) which would be necessary if the surrogate has undergone a tubal ligation.  In this case, the child would be biologically related to the surrogate.

Gestational Surrogacy is when an embryo is transfered into the surrogate. Generally the egg is either from the Intended Mother or an egg donor and the sperm from the husband.  There is no biological relation between the surrogate and the child.  

Although Traditional Surrogacy is still widely established and a common practice, we tend to gravitate toward and encourage Gestational Surrogacy. Choosing which route to take is one of the most important and earliest decisions to make about your surrogacy journey.

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Blogger hugodeco said...

bonjour de belgique ;tu as bien de la chanse de vivre a orlando

July 15, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Great Start! Welcome to the blogging community! I can't wait to read more!
Hugs Sharon

July 15, 2008 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Muhammad Amir said...

These reasons vary what is surrogacy from woman to woman, but here are a few. Inability for embryo to implant,

February 11, 2013 at 9:03 AM  

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