Infertility Specialist

SURROGACY

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for the couple who want to have a child.

The HFEA does not regulate surrogacy. We recommend that you should seek legal advice before proceeding with this option.

 

Is surrogacy for me?

Surrogacy may be appropriate if you have a medical condition that makes it impossible or dangerous to get pregnant and to give birth.

The type of medical conditions that might make surrogacy necessary for you include:

  • absence or malformation of the womb recurrent pregnancy loss
  • repeated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) implantation failures.

 

How does surrogacy work?

Full surrogacy (also known as Host or Gestational) Full surrogacy involves the implantation of an embryo created using either:

  • the eggs and sperm of the intended parents
  • a donated egg fertilised with sperm from the intended father
  • an embryo created using donor eggs and sperm.

 

Partial surrogacy (also known Straight or Traditional) - Partial surrogacy involves sperm from the intended father and an egg from the surrogate. Here fertilisation is (usually) done by artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI).

 

Who needs Surrogacy?

  • Female with infantile (small) Uterus
  • Uterus removed by surgery
  •  Uterus damaged by any cause 
  • Abnormal Uterus ( Bicornuate Uterus)