Doctor insights on:
Purpose Of Surrogacy
Very important: Surrogacy is used by a patient who is not able to carry a pregnancy herself for various reasons such as medical conditions that don't allow carry pregnancy, not having a uterus, abnormality with uterus and etc. Thus it is extremely important as it helps women to still have their biological children by having someone else carry the pregnancy for them. ...Read more
Most likely: The endometrial ablation should not affect your egg quality in any way. ...Read more
Preg carried other: Surrogacy is when one woman who is not the biological mother carries a pregnancy for another woman. This is needed when a woman is born without a uterus, has a hysterectomy for cancer or an abnormal shaped uterus. Most women do not need a surrogate because the uterus can be used even after menopause. ...Read more
Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more
Loads: Surrogacy is a choice that is well thought out and coordinated. It involves trust, commitment, and usually compensation that is mutually agreed upon. There is no comparison & it's a bit insulting to compare the two. A brood mare is an animal whose sole purpose is for breeding-it has no choice. ...Read more
Therapist: The first step is to schedule a visit with a professional counselor or psychologist who specializes in sexual dysfunction. A diagnosis and treatment plan will then be created. A sexual therapist will then determine the proper course of action. Sexual surrogacy may be part of the solution but that will need to be determined by your therapist. ...Read more
Surrogacy: Make sure you have a legal binding contract with the surrogate that defines who has legal rights to the child after birth, how soon the transfer of custody takes place, what access or visitation right the surrogate has after birth (if any), and what access you have to the surrogate's past and present medical history. ...Read more
Surrogacy. Rich couple looking for surrogate in poor rural places. Does anyone have an opinion on it?
Poor idea: Surrogacy is used just for women who cannot carry their own baby. Surrogacy is not for rich women's convenience. Surrogacy is costly, so wealth helps to afford a surrogate. I have met many surrogates and they are women who genuinely want to help and they go through extensive screening, medical and psychological. Surrogates make a big commitment, so poor women may not be a good choice. Complicated. ...Read more
Consider the carrier: Using a surrogate can be a form of exploitation. Regardless of where you contract with a surrogate, please be sure the carrier is provided good medical and legal counsel and her rights are respected. Ask your attorney for advice. ...Read more
Surrogacy vs donor: Surrogacy means that you and your partner provide the egg and the sperm, but someone else becomes pregnant and delivers. You have to have the legal papers in order because you have to adopt. Donor child usually means that a sperm donor provided the sperm, but you conceive and deliver a child that is genetically yours, but the male portion of heredity isn't your husband. In the later you are preg. ...Read more
Numerous for both: Egg donors and surrogates used for different reasons. Egg donors for women w/poor eggs: advantage is success, disadvantage is someone else's eggs (and costs). Surrogate used when woman cannot be pregnant herself. Advantage: baby vs no baby; disadvantage: other woman involved and costs. Both topics too broad to answer well here. Great options when used appropriately. Costs are relative but high. ...Read more
Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility, agency or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Yes: Yes cancer patients can use a surrogate but not always necessary. Surrogates used when the mother cannot carry a baby. Some cancer patients should not become pregnant or at least not for a very long time and surrogates are an option in this situation. Discuss with oncologist and rei for direction. Costs are high. Get oocytes/embryos frozen before ca treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yourself: You should carry yourself unless you cannot. Surrogacy is used when the woman cannot carry a baby as pregnancy itself is risky. We are protective of surrogates and while pregnancy is risky, it is alright for you to take the risk for your own baby. Surrogacy is also expensive with low prices of about $40k just for the surrogacy. Brief answer but hopefully you understand the point. Best wishes. ...Read more
Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?
Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, I see no harm. ...Read more
3 miscarriages this year for surrogacy. History of bad periods. I'm 36 and done having kids. I really want a hysterectomy this time.?
OK: That seems like a reasonable plan. However you should consider options. For instance if you are going to find a surrogate you might want to have a good supply of embryos before that or make sure the surrogate delivers before you have a hysterectomy. You will likely want to keep your ovaries. But ivf after removal of the uterus can be more difficult so consider all options and the timing! ...Read more