What Does a Surrogate Do During Pregnancy?

Many couples imagine a future filled with the sound of children’s laughter and visions of holidays spent with children and extended family. However, having children isn’t in the cards for everyone. Some couples struggle with infertility. Fortunately, couples have options when it comes to dealing with infertility. The details of surrogacy are explained in this video, as well as who might benefit from a surrogate birth mother.

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What Does a Surrogate Do?

Surrogacy is an agreement in which another woman carries a child for a couple. However, the child has none of the (surrogate) woman’s DNA, but instead the couples DNA. The female’s egg is fertilized by the male’s sperm. However, this process takes place outside the body through a process called in vitro fertilization or IVF. Once fertilized, the egg is implanted in the womb of the surrogate mother. This process is called In vitro fertilization or IVF. Typically, women who choose IVF have health issues that prevent them from being able to carry a baby in their womb. The issues that create infertility can include being considered high-risk for pregnancy, a hysterectomy, and heart disease. Surrogacy’s is a safe option for women who have been unable to become pregnant on their own.