How does it work

Types of surrogacy:

Surrogacy can be of two types, referred to as

  • Traditional Surrogacy
  • Gestational Surrogacy

Let's have a detailed look at how these two types of surrogacy differ from each other and which type is suitable for your requirements


Few Terms to understand:

  • Intended Parents: The Parent who seeks to have a baby via surrogacy process.
  • Surrogate Mother: The women who carries the baby to term, for the intended parents. Her identify and full personal/medical/and surgical history are disclosed to intended parents. Meetings are also arranged between her an the intended parents to get to know each other well.
  • Donor: The man/ women who donate egg/sperm for usage in the different fertilization techniques. Their identifying details are usually not disclosed to the parents using their egg/sperm. These women do not carry the baby, merely donate the egg for the baby.

Traditional

Gestational

Process

  • A surrogate mother is selected to carry and deliver the baby
  • The egg used for the baby comes from the surrogate mother herself
  • Sperm for the baby come from the intended father, who maybe the
    1. Male partner of a heterosexual couple
    2. The single Father
    3. From either partner in a Gay couple
  • The baby is carried to term and delivered by the surrogate mother
  • A surrogate mother is selected to carry and deliver the baby
  • Egg for the baby comes from the intended mother, who maybe
    1. Female partner in a heterosexual couple
    2. The single Mother
    3. From either partner in a Lesbian couple
  • Sperm for the baby comes from the intended father/ donor
  • The baby is carried to term and delivered by the surrogate mother.

Genetic Makeup of
the baby

  • Egg is from the surrogate mother
  • Sperm from the intended father
  • The baby is genetically related to the surrogate mother and the intended father
  • The intended mother has no genetic relation to the baby
  • Egg is either form the intended mother or form a donor
  • Sperm is from the intended father or Donor
  • Surrogate mother merely carries the baby
  • The baby has no genetic relation to the surrogate mother
  • Baby may/may not have genetic relation to the intended mother/father or both.

 

Why Choose

 

  • Many couple prefer to opt for this method of surrogacy, when they know the surrogate mother personally.
  • This procedure is mostly preferred when the surrogate mothers comes either form within the family or friends of the intended parents.
  • This method is preferred by couple who want to ensure no biological connection exists between the surrogate mother and the baby
  • For this procedure couples prefer to use, a unrelated surrogate mother.

Techniques Used

  • IUI - Intra Uterine Insemination:
    1. The father's sperm is introduced in the surrogate/ intended mother's womb to allow for natural fertilization.
    2. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the surrogate mother uterus, and the child is then carried by her to full term for nine months.
  • IVF - In Vitro Fertilization:
    1. The egg and sperm are fertilized outside the body of the surrogate mother, in a sterile environment
    2. Fertilized embryo is then planted in the surrogate mother's uterus for carrying the baby to full term.


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