Surrogacy involves a woman carrying a pregnancy for intended parents or a parent who cannot carry a pregnancy themselves. The Center for Fertility and Gynecology can help you select the right surrogate mother to help you grow your family. We can also facilitate the preparation of a surrogate mother's uterus and perform embryo transfer to achieve pregnancy.View transcript
Gestational carrier is defined as a woman who carry pregnancy for intended parents or parent. There are different conditions that a gestational carrier can help individual. One is medical condition. If there is absent of the uterus either congenital or surgical absent of the uterus. Second, if a female has any medical condition that pregnancy can exacerbate that condition or cause a risk for the fetus. Third, if there's biological inability for pregnancy, such as a male in same-sex relationship, or single father by choice. To choose a gestational carrier, there is extensive screening, including physical screening, psychological screening, and also some testing that has to be done prior to approval of the gestational carrier. The same for the intended parents. There should be some screening, including some blood testing, psychological evaluations. And after everything is approved and clear, they move on with the process of legal, which should be a legal agreement between the gestational carrier and intended parents. After we have everything prepared, we prepare the uterus of the gestational carrier and transfer the embryo to the gestational carrier. Our goal in our center is to match the intended parents and gestational carrier and make sure that they're going through the process smoothly.