Having children is usually on the back of the minds of couples who want to take their relationship to the next level. However, this is easier said than done, as many women want to but can not conceive. This may result from multiple possible reasons, with some lacking any solutions. Newport Beach gestational surrogacy can solve situations in which couples have become completely unable to conceive a child but have viable sperm and egg. Gestational Surrogacy and what it involves are discussed further below.

What does Surrogacy involve?

This is the process of using a substitute mother to have your baby for you. The legal clarifications for this procedure are gray since they vary from state to state. The substitute mother is known as the surrogate mother and is of two types, namely:

Traditional surrogate

This woman gets inseminated artificially through the father’s sperm. They carry the baby in pregnancy, eventually delivering it for you and your partner to raise. A traditional surrogate is the baby’s real mother as it was their egg that was fertilized by the father’s sperm. Donor sperm is also applicable.

Gestational Surrogates

Eggs from the mother or a donor are gathered via in vitro fertilization and fertilized with the father’s or a donor’s sperm. The embryo formed is put into the uterus of the gestational surrogate. The surrogates have no genetic ties to the baby as it was not their used eggs. The surrogate is the ‘birth mother’ and carries the baby until birth.

Gestational surrogacy legal issues are less complicated as both intended parents are genetically related to the baby. This is thus more typical than traditional Surrogacy.

A significant number of women get children through surrogates for reasons including:

·         You had your uterus removed through a hysterectomy

·         Medical issues of your uterus

·         Conditions that make pregnancy risky or challenging, like severe heart disease

Surrogacy may be a viable option if various reproduction-assisted methods like IVF are unsuccessful. Other people can become parents despite age or marital status. People like gay men may get a baby from either of them as donor sperm and a surrogate’s egg through artificial insemination. The egg does not necessarily come from the surrogate, as the gay couple may choose an egg donor.

Options for a surrogate mother include:

·         Friends or Family

Surrogacy can be expensive and involve complex legal issues concerning parental rights. Therefore, it is easier and simpler to manage the relationship if the surrogate is a friend or relative. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine may acknowledge certain surrogacy relations but discourage surrogacies where the child’s genes would be similar to those of incest.

·         A surrogacy Agency

These advanced medical institutions enable prospective parents to arrange and plan for a gestational surrogate. Their recent widespread popularity has encouraged and increased the chances and speed you can make arrangements for a surrogate. They collect fees for medical expenses between you and the surrogate

It is a disheartening situation for couples trying to get a child to keep on getting unsuccessful results. Despite the problems they may be undergoing, pregnancy is possible through Surrogacy as long as they have a viable egg and sperm. For any surrogacy inquiries, check us out online, or call our offices in Newport Beach, CA.

By Alexander James

Beau Alexander James: Beau, a mental health advocate, shares personal stories, coping strategies, and promotes mental health awareness and understanding.