A surrogate mother is a woman who carries a child or children for another person. The surrogate mother may carry for an individual or a couple that they have met through the help of a third party surrogate agency, an online forum, a personal friend, or a family member. Many surrogate mothers are compensated for their personal time and sacrifice during the surrogate arrangement. This is referred to as compensated surrogacy. Here at Caring Hearts Thru Surrogacy, we provide guidance, support and assistance to our surrogate mothers through a legally compensated surrogate arrangement.
There are two types of surrogate mothers; traditional and gestational. A traditional surrogate mother is biologically related to the child that she carries and a gestational surrogate mother is not. Due to medical advances, gestational surrogate arrangements are preferred and are more common today.
In the late 1700’s, a Scottish-born surgeon named, John Hunter impregnated a woman during her natural ovulation cycle using her husband’s sperm; resulting in a successful pregnancy. This technique is now known as Artificial Insemination.
A traditional surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant using her own ovum/eggs for another person through a medical procedure known as Artificial Insemination (AI or IUI). The sperm is provided by either the intended father or a sperm donor and is safely inserted into the traditional surrogate mother’s uterus during either her natural or medically enhanced ovulation cycle with the assistance of a physician. A traditional surrogate mother is biologically related to the child she carries and gives birth to.
In 1978, a hospital in Great Britain welcomed the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby born through a medical process known today as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
A gestational surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant for another person through a process called In-Vitro Fertilization. A gestational surrogate mother is not biologically related to the child. Embryos are created within a laboratory using the ovum/eggs of either the intended mother or an egg donor and the sperm of either the intended father or a sperm donor. The ovum/eggs are retrieved from the woman’s body through a medical procedure called an egg retrieval. The mature eggs are then fertilized with the sperm provider’s sperm, creating an embryo. Afterward the embryos are then safely transferred into the uterus of a gestational surrogate mother with the assistance of an IVF Physician.
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