Gestational surrogacy (Carrier) is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a baby for someone else. The woman who carries the baby is the gestational surrogate or gestational carrier. The parents-to-be are known as the “intended parents” and are involved in the pregnancy, are present at the birth, and become the child’s parents after the baby is born.
In gestational surrogacy, the baby isn’t genetically related to the gestational surrogate – the egg usually comes from the intended mother and the sperm comes from the intended father (though donor eggs, donor embryos, or donor sperm are sometimes used).
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a necessary part of this arrangement because eggs from one woman are used to create an embryo implanted in another. In IVF, fertilization occurs after eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory. The resulting embryo or embryos are then transferred to the gestational surrogate’s uterus.
Using a gestational surrogate may be a good choice if:
- You don’t have a uterus.
- You have problems with your uterus.
- You’re unable to carry a pregnancy safely.
- Other fertility treatments have failed.
- You’re a single man or gay couple.
Source: www.Baby center.com
If you need a gestational carrier Spring Creek Fertility works with outside agencies and can help you get in contact with them.