Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular option as many couples try to have children or for individuals deal with infertility issues. While there is always an emotional and physical aspect to any pregnancy and labor process, surrogacy is primarily cerebral. Although the effect on the surrogate is often profound, it’s the partner that takes on more responsibility for the actual child. 

 

Doctors like Dr. Kutluk Oktay in New York help you understand the entire process in detail and conduct the procedure effectively. 

 

What is Surrogacy?

 

It is a process in which a woman carries and delivers a baby for another woman. Surrogacy is usually reserved for situations where the biological mother cannot conceive or carry the child herself. A surrogate may also provide this service for their sister, friend, or anyone else who wishes to have a child but has some infertility issues preventing it from happening naturally. 

 

Types of Surrogacy

 

  1. Traditional Surrogacy

 

In traditional surrogacies, the surrogate is artificially inseminated with sperm from the intended father of the child to be carried. The surrogate may do this multiple times to make sure she has a successful pregnancy.

 

  1. Gestational Surrogacy

 

Gestational surrogates biologically are not related to the baby being carried. Still, they provide an egg that has been fertilized by the sperm of either the intended father or another donor. This process is more expensive than traditional surrogacy. However, it allows for more flexibility in choosing donors. 

 

Who can be a surrogate?

 

While there are no laws preventing anyone from being a surrogate, most people look for women who are physically healthy, mentally stable, and willing to undergo the medical procedures necessary for surrogacy.

 

The first and the foremost thing when finding a surrogate is whether or not you are comfortable with her. It is essential to have a good bond with her beforehand. 

 

How much does a surrogate cost?

 

The average cost of surrogacy is usually between $30,000 and $50,000. Costs can vary depending on the services provided and how often the intended father has inseminated a surrogate. The process is also costly due to fees for an egg donor or a sperm donor if it is needed.

 

Surrogacy offers many women the ability to continue fertility while also maintaining their personal life. The process is straightforward; all you need is a surrogate who carries your embryo or fertilized egg in her uterus.

 

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