A gestational carrier cycle, also known as a host uterus cycle, is a process in which embryos are created by your egg and either your partner’s or donor sperm which are then transferred into the uterus of a woman genetically unrelated to the embryos. Indications for using a gestational carrier would be disorders of the uterus including hysterectomy (removal of the uterus, but not the ovaries), congenital abnormalities of the uterus, certain surgical procedures done to the uterus, fibroids, or for women with underlying medical problems which could cause great risk to the mother or baby. Men in a same sex relationship may also use a gestational carrier to expand their family.
Our gestational carriers are either known by the intended parent, or recommended by experienced and reputable attorneys who specialize in third party reproduction. Dr Russell performs an extensive medical screening exam to confirm a candidate’s adequacy for surrogacy. After passing both medical and psychological screening exams, a gestational carrier is available to be matched. Once a couple or individual is matched with a gestational carrier and all contacts have been signed, medical treatment begins.
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