What is Gestational Surrogacy?
The term ‘Gestational Surrogacy’ describes the process in which a woman carries a pregnancy to term on behalf of another woman. The intended parents have close involvement during the pregnancy process. They are typically present at the birth, and assume parenting responsibilities immediately thereafter.
The gestational surrogacy process involves using the eggs of the intended mother and the sperm of the intended father. In some cases, donor eggs and/or sperm may be used. The egg insemination occurs via IVF. It is then transferred to the surrogate. Some intended parents will ask a friend or family member to be their surrogate. However, many do go through and agency. At RSMC, all our surrogates have met doctor-established criteria, undergone extensive medical evaluations and maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep up with our success rate of surrogacy.