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Does a surrogate mother have to take fertility drugs to prepare?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Michael Murray
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Usually
The medications are different than fertility enhancing injections.
Gestational surrogates typically receive Estradiol and progesterone, which are the exact same hormones that your ovaries normally produce. With fresh eggs you will also need medications to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the intended parent. With frozen embryos, then medications are not absolutely necessary.

In brief: Usually
The medications are different than fertility enhancing injections.
Gestational surrogates typically receive Estradiol and progesterone, which are the exact same hormones that your ovaries normally produce. With fresh eggs you will also need medications to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the intended parent. With frozen embryos, then medications are not absolutely necessary.
Dr. Michael Murray
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