Kinds of Surrogacy
Traditional surrogacy, is the process when the surrogate acts as the egg donor and as the surrogate mother for the embryo, and she is impregnated using intrauterine insemination (IUI) process.
In IUI procedure, sperm that is taken from the biological father and will be transferred into the surrogate’s uterus. In such way fertilization may take place naturally.
Using traditional surrogacy you should remember that the surrogate is also the biological mother of the child. This type of surrogacy is typically used in cases if the biological mother’s egg and/or the biological father’s sperm are unable to be used.
Gestational surrogacy, is the process when surrogate’s eggs are not used at all. Borned child will have no biological connection to the surrogate. In the gestational type of surrogacy, the embryo is created by using the biological father’s sperm and the biological mother’s egg through in vitro fertilization.
After the biological mother’s egg is fertilized that the embryo is transferred to the uterus of the surrogate using in vitro fertilization. Usually it takes between three and five days for the embryos to develop in the laboratory prior to transferring them to the surrogate. Once the embryo has successfully been placed into the surrogate’s uterus, the surrogate will carry the embryo through the pregnancy term until its birth.
The rate of success will depend upon several factors: age, health of the biological mother who is providing the eggs.
Surrogacy Factors to Consider
Processes of traditional and gestational surrogacy are very different. Before surrogacy process beginning, the surrogate is first screened in order to determine her health. If she is not healthy enough to carry the embryo, another surrogate must be chosen. Once ready to proceed, if using gestational surrogacy, the surrogate will be required to take certain medications for pregnancy support. When the baby is ready for birth, the surrogate will go through the typical process for baby delivery. After the baby’s birth, new parents take newborn home.