Surrogacy involves an arrangement where a woman (the Surrogate or gestational carrier) becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby on behalf of another woman (or commissioning couple), who wants to have a child but cannot due to certain reasons or medical conditions that make it impossible or unsafe for the commissioning woman to become pregnant and give birth.
The most common condition necessitating surrogacy or gestational carriers is when there is either no womb, or where the available womb is not viable enough to carry or gestate a fetus.
Such situations arise:
-The commissioning woman has no womb.
-The commissioning woman has some kind of uterine disease or anomaly.
-The commissioning woman may not have a diagnosed uterine issue but has failed to become pregnant
repeatedly after several embryo transfers.
-The commissioning woman has a history of miscarriages or pre-term births thought to be due to factors
other than egg/sperm quality or genetics (i.e. uterine or cervix issues).
Types of Surrogacy include Traditional or Gestational; and there are compassionate and compensated surrogacy. It is quite an intricate process, but never mind…if this approach is the option that seems suitable for you, our Surrogacy practice at St. Ives fertility center is comprehensive as we provide all the support system you need to help you all the way.
From medical to psychological and legal support, we have you covered in making sure you make the best choices and take the best steps
To learn more about this part of our service or others, please complete our online form or contact us through any of our touchpoints to book an appointment with one of our fertility specialists.