Surrogate pregnancies are extremely common as they benefit everyone involved. For a surrogate that is a stranger to an individual or couple that wants a baby, it usually comes with a good amount of money. In some situations, the surrogate is doing a favor for someone they love that cannot carry a child. Either way, it is always a win-win situation, whether it be for the money or for the satisfaction of helping a loved one.
“Surrogacy, unfortunately, is not an affordable option for everyone. The costs for the whole process — including IVF and compensating the surrogate — can range from $50,000 up to $200,000. But as Dr. Ryan Martin of Shady Grove Fertility explains, the cost of transferring an embryo is not expensive; the cost is more so for paying the carrier to carry the pregnancy,”
“The doctors give these carriers the medicines that they would need to take — two weeks of estrogen, as well as progesterone — during the process, to make sure that the lining of the uterus responds appropriately before the real transfer happens. We try and thicken the lining of the uterus up like it would during a normal cycle,” Martin said. “The goal of this mock trial is to see if the uterus responds appropriately and to make sure the surrogate doesn’t have any problems,” according to thecut.com.
According to surrogatemothersolutions.com, “There are a couple categories of surrogacy, and those are the gestational route and the traditional route. The gestational carrier will become pregnant through a process known as in vitro fertilization. The parents-to-be might give the egg and sperm, or even a donor egg and sperm can be employed. In the gestational method, the surrogate will not be genetically linked to the child.”
“A traditional surrogate will be genetically related to the baby. A woman will get pregnant with AI. The surrogate will have her egg fertilized with the sperm from the father-to-be. Traditional surrogates can carry complex and emotional issues. Gestational carriers are much more used.”
One surrogacy experience in particular has been making headlines, as it did not turn out the way anyone involved had expected. With absolutely shocking DNA results, even doctors could not believe what they had discovered.
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