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Traditional vs. Gestational Surrogacy

Are you considering becoming a surrogate or selecting a surrogate to carry your child? At NCCRM, we only do gestational surrogacy, but it is important to know the difference between the two.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is indicated when a woman can produce viable embryos, but cannot carry a pregnancy. It involves the production of embryos through IVF, using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents, and transferring the embryos to the uterus of the surrogate. This means that the surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the baby because her own egg was not used during the IVF cycle. Because of this, it is a much less emotionally complicated process. Extra embryos can also be frozen for future use. The main risks are associated with pregnancy itself, and multiple births are another important issue. It is important to use caution when deciding how many embryos to transfer in these often optimal situations.

NCCRM has a Gestational Surrogacy Group for women seeking the opportunity to carry a child for another couple. There is also a group for couples seeking to meet gestational surrogates. Always weigh the options when making your decision. There are many differences to take into account when comparing the two. Both can help hopeful parents achieve their dreams of having a child. If you are interested in joining NCCRM’s Gestational Surrogacy Group on Facebook, click here. To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today!


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