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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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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