Gestational & Traditional Surrogacy

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Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in which a woman carries a child in her uterus on behalf of another person or couple. There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.

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Two Types of Surrogacy

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries a pregnancy for another person or couple. The woman, who is known as a gestational carrier, undergoes the transfer of an embryo created through IVF using the eggs and sperm of the intended parent(s) and/or a donor. The gestational carrier herself does not contribute eggs to the creation of the embryos. She is not genetically related to the child. A legal agreement between the intended parents and the gestational carrier is established prior to the embryo transfer. Most often, the intended parents are able to establish parentage prior to the birth of the child.

Traditional Surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman is inseminated with the sperm of a man who is not her partner in order to conceive and carry a child for another person or couple. The sperm may be provided by the intended father or a sperm donor and the surrogate’s eggs are inseminated. The surrogate is genetically related to the child. Usually, the intended parents must adopt the child after birth. Traditional surrogacy is legally more complex and it is not currently a service offered at ORM Fertility.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Gestational Carriers

In agreement with recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ORM Fertility requires all gestational carriers to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before starting an embryo transfer treatment cycle.