Using a gestational carrier is an ideal treatment option for those women who have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to full term.
These difficulties include uterine problems due to cancer or surgery, medical conditions that may pose danger to the mother and child or being male couples.
Who is a Gestational Carrier?
A healthy woman who volunteers to carry a child in her womb for a pregnancy term for the intended parents is known as a surrogate or gestational carrier. In this method, sperms and eggs are collected from the intended parents and fertilized in vitro. The embryos thus obtained are implanted into the uterus of the gestational carrier to establish a pregnancy. In this process there is no biological connection between the fetus and gestational carrier.
Choosing a Gestational Carrier
In order to ensure that the gestational carrier is both medically and emotionally fit, she has to undergo a thorough screening process. Legal contracts are signed to formalize the relationship between intended and gestational parents. To legally establish the parentage of the fetus a ‘pre-birth’ order is filed with the court. In case you want to go in for a gestational carrier IVF, please contact our infertility specialist who will help you navigate through the process.