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Surrogacy: What Is It?

Posted by: Santa Monica Fertility   •   Categories: Trying to Conceive,

Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman (the gestational surrogate, or carrier) undergoes an embryo transfer and carries the pregnancy to term for another who is unable to do so for herself. The eggs and sperm come from either the intended parents or from a donor. The surrogate is the birth mother, but has no genetic tie to the embryo, and gestational surrogacy is more common now than traditional surrogacy.

People who want to become parents but have an issue such as a potential high-risk pregnancy, or for example if a woman has had a hysterectomy, the intended parents may opt to use a gestational surrogate.

We have a great deal of experience with gestational surrogacy and the variety of complex psychological and legal issues involved. We are sensitive to the various needs of all parties and are happy to offer our guidance and support.

If you are interested in gestational surrogacy, please contact us for an initial exam or phone consultation with Dr. John Jain, M.D. We would be happy to help you in any way we can to achieve your goals of a healthy, happy baby.

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