Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for the couple who want to have a child.
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.
There are two type of Sarrogacy
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).