if a woman is unable to naturally conceive and/or carry a pregnancy, her embryo can be placed in the uterus of another woman for gestation. This woman acts as a surrogate, carrying the pregnancy until birth. The exact circumstances will differ based on each individual couples situation and may involve the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, or an in vitro procedure transferring an embryo derived from the couples own egg and sperm.
The process involving a woman carrying s baby for another person. In Host surrogacy, an IVF procedure is used so that the surrogate carries a child that is not genetically related to her. Part surrogacy involves the surrogate being inseminated with the man's semen from the commissioning couple.
the process of one woman carrying a child for another; the child is usually conceived with the sperm of the partner of the woman who is unable to carry a child.
A woman carries a pregnancy for a couple.
The act of getting pregnant and carrying a child on behalf of someone who for medical reasons cannot carry a pregnancy themselves. to top of page
When a couple asks or hires another woman to carry a child for them. The child may be biologically related to the couple, to the male partner and the surrogate, or be conceived using a donor egg, sperm or embryo.
An arrangement whereby a woman carries the child for a couple with the intention that the child is handed over to the couple after birth. TESA – Testicular Sperm Aspiration This is the same type of procedure as MESA except the sperm is aspirated from the testicle rather than from the epididymis.
An option for women who cannot carry a pregnancy. Using IVF, a couple's egg and sperm are placed into another woman's uterus; she is known as gestational surrogate, who will carry and deliver any resulting fetus to term, but has no genetic relationship with a fetus. Genetic surrogacy is another option, in which the surrogate also donates her eggs. Many legal issues are involved with this option.
An arrangement where one woman carries a child for another couple either using Traditional ("straight") or Gestational ("full", "host") surrogacy
Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for others to raise. She may be the child's genetic mother or not, depending on the type of arrangement agreed to.