There are many reasons why individuals or a couple may be unable to have a baby and surrogacy is required for another woman to carry a pregnancy for them. Some women may are unable to become pregnant and give birth, particularly if they have repeated pregnancy loss or have failed to become pregnant through multiple attempts at IVF. Surrogacy is also required for male same sex couples or single men.
Host surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, is when the eggs of the mother or a donor are used and there is no genetic connection between the baby and the surrogate. These eggs are fertilised by the sperm of an intended parent or a donor and implanted through fertility treatment (IVF). Straight surrogacy however is when the surrogate’s eggs are used and the intended parent provides a sperm sample to fertilise the eggs through insemination (IUI).
At Aria Fertility, we do not match surrogates and prospective parents, but we provide the fertility treatment required.