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Does a surrogate mother have to take fertility drugs to prepare?

Does a surrogate mother have to take fertility drugs to prepare?

No: A gestational carrier ('surrogate, ' although the terms are different legally) does not use fertility drugs per se. She does not get injections with gonadotropins. She does, however, need her uterine lining prepared and she needs to be synchronized with the woman who will provide the eggs. Gestational carriers typically use drugs like oral estrogen pills and Progesterone to do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

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My surrogate mother refuses to stop snorting pain pills, what could happen to my baby?

My surrogate mother refuses to stop snorting pain pills, what could happen to my baby?

Fetal addiction: Your baby is exposed to all drugs that the mother takes during pregnancy. When the baby delivers, the baby will go through withdrawals and mandes to go into neonatal intensive care to help transition safely to a drug free state. ...Read more

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A friend, who has her tubes tied, wants to be a surrogate mother. Is that possible?

A friend, who has her tubes tied, wants to be a surrogate mother.  Is that possible?

Yes: A gestational carrier is a woman who has one or more embryos placed in her uterus to conceive and carry a pregnancy for someone else. The success of this does not depend on open or closed tubes. ...Read more

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How do you tell a child he had a surrogate mother?

How do you tell a child he had a surrogate mother?

Tell when right age: Honesty is always best, but need to address it when child is ready. It is important not to tell them too early as it can lead to unwarranted stress issues. Might want to share this with your child's pediatrician privately, as he/she may have insight as to when the time is right. ...Read more

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If youre a surrogate mother do you produce breastmilk ?

If youre a surrogate mother do you produce breastmilk ?

Yes: Any pregnancy, suragate or natural, will trigger milk formation to allow for feeding the newborn. The body is not aware of your suragasy arrangement, it considers the pregnancy natural. ...Read more

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Can I be a surrogate mother if my tubes are already tied?

Can I be a surrogate mother if my tubes are already tied?

Yes: A gestational carrier is a woman who has one or more embryos placed in her uterus to conceive and carry a pregnancy for someone else. The success of this does not depend on open or closed tubes. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your surrogate mother has stds?

How can you tell if your surrogate mother has stds?

OB will test: As long as the surrogate mother goes to a reputable obstetrician, she should have all of the necessary std checks during the pregnancy. Some obs test women twice; once at the beginning and once near delivery. If you are concerned, you can contact your surrogate's OB and ask what their policy is. ...Read more

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Considering that a surrogate mother carries someone else' mix of sperm and egg, do they still produce milk?

Considering that a surrogate mother carries someone else' mix of sperm and egg, do they still produce milk?

Yes, they do: The hormone changes of pregnancy and delivery stimulate the breast glands to produce milk. It doesn't matter where the sperm, egg, or embryo came from. So yes, surrogate mothers do produce milk after the delivery. ...Read more

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Medical cons of becoming a surrogate mother? Will i be able to use my own ob/gyn for care? Will i be able to have another child of my own afterward?

Medical cons of becoming a surrogate mother? Will i be able to use my own ob/gyn for care? Will i be able to have another child of my own afterward?

Depends: If your pregnancy goes well, there should be no problem with future pregnancies. Blood incompatibility will be treated by your physician. The legal contract will determine your choices and payment for medical care during the pregnancy. Other medical concerns, such as your emotional health, should be discussed in advance with your personal ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I need names of good fertility drugs. I'm a waiting mother?

I need names of good fertility  drugs. I'm a waiting mother?

See a doctor: You need to see a fertility specialist as there are no over the counter fertility medications and you may need lab work done to help you conceive. ...Read more

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My mother is a twin (b/g), I am a triplet (b/b/g), my husband is a twin (b/b). No use of fertility drugs. What are my odds of conceiving multiples?

Greatly increased: With that much positive family I you and your husband's families, there is at the least an increased chance of multiple births since they were conceived naturally. A late first trimester ultrasound will confirm your thoughts. Be prepared for a happy surprise ! ...Read more

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My mother had fertility issues. Are fertility issues inherited at all? Just because she had fertility issues, does that mean I will too?

My mother had fertility issues. Are fertility issues inherited at all? Just because she had fertility issues, does that mean I will too?

Generally no: It depends on the reason why your mother had problems conceiving. Most are not inherited and are no cause for worry. Do you know exactly what your mothers issues were? It is unlikely they would be passed on to you. ...Read more

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Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins) my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins)  my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Hello. : Hello. There seems to be some variability to the statistics. With Clomid (clomiphene) there is reported to be a 5 to 12 percent chance of twins. With in vitro fertilization (ivf), the odds could increase to 20 to 40 percent, depending on the number of embryos used. However, before fooling around with mother nature, think about what will you will do if your become pregnant with triplets or quads. Take care. ...Read more

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The women in my family have a hard time conceiving and i suspect i will as well. At what point can I seek fertility help? My mother and my aunts had a difficult time conceiving, and i suspect my situation is the same. I have irregular periods and have bee

The women in my family have a hard time conceiving and i suspect i will as well. At what point can I seek fertility help? My mother and my aunts had a difficult time conceiving, and i suspect my situation is the same. I have irregular periods and have bee

90% : 90% of couples trying to conceive get pregnant within a year. The 10% who don’t fall into the category of patients we label as “infertile, ” though a percentage of those patients, if left untreated, will go on to conceive at some point in the future. The most important factor governing if and when you seek treatment from a doctor depends on your age and commitment to conceiving. If you’re 25 and on the fence about getting pregnant, take your time, relax, have lots of sex, and let nature take it’s course. But if you’re over 35 and desperately want to be the mother of a baby that shares your dna, don’t wait longer than six months before seeing your doctor to explore the underlying causes of your irregular periods and reduced fertility. Often, irregular periods signal anovulation (meaning that you may not be ovulating.) anovulation can result from conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, or eating disorders, in addition to a variety of other causes. Your doctor can order some tests that will help you decide whether you need to jump into fertility treatment with both feet or whether you’re better off chilling out and taking a wait-and-see approach. Most importantly, remember that stress reduces fertility and the best thing you can do as you navigate this journey is to trust that whatever happens will serve you and your highest good. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to take fertility drugs?

How old do you need to be to take fertility drugs?

No Specific Age: There is no specific age. Most women are at least 18 years old but i suppose in certain circumstances a younger women could take medicines (for instance to freeze eggs before cancer treatment). Many women in their early 20's up to late 40's take medicines. ...Read more

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