Traditional or Gestational Surrogacy?

Traditional and Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy is not a one size fits all solution. There are two types- traditional and gestational surrogacy and each of these types comes with their own challenges based on your personal needs.

Traditional Surrogacy.

 The surrogate will use either artificial insemination or IVF along with sperm from the intended father or a sperm donor. The surrogate will be providing her own eggs. This type of surrogacy is much more rare, and does come with its own legal risks and complications. Be sure you have an attorney and Agency experienced in Traditional surrogacy and understand the potential drawbacks.

Gestational Surrogacy

With the advancement of IVF (in vitro fertilization), we are now able to harvest eggs (either from the intended mother or donor) so they can be fertilized with the father’s or donor’s sperm. This happens outside the womb and the resulting embryo can then be placed into the gestational surrogate. Unlike traditional surrogacy, the gestational surrogate’s eggs are not used so she has no genetic links to the child. From a legal standpoint, gestational surrogacy is much less complex and more commonly chosen than other methods.

Traditional or Gestational Surrogacy

 

Go back

Surrogacy Blog

Load More →

Destination: Simple Surrogacy

If you have ever considered becoming a surrogate mother, chances are there are a million thoughts running through your mind at once.  Is this the right thing for me? What if something happens along the way? What will people think?…

Lern more →

SIX MYTHS ABOUT SURROGACY, DEBUNKED

📸credit: Scary Mommy Whether you are considering becoming a surrogate or if you are considering seeking a surrogate, there are a plethora of questions going through your mind about the decision.  This could be based on skepticism, fear of the…

Lern more →

What Can a Surrogate Expect in the Delivery Room?

As a surrogate, you’ve been through pregnancy and delivery at least once before. This time, however, it’s going to be a bit different. The baby that you will give birth to will be going home with the intended parents, not…

Lern more →

Login as a Surrogate

Login as an Intended Parent

Login as a Donor

Donations - Login as an Intended Parent