Surrogate Mother

Surrogate mothers are those that allows physicians to conduct artificial insemination for them to give birth. It’s an agreement (Commercial surrogacy) or (Altruistic surrogacy) where when a couple wants a baby but is unable to have a child because either or both partners are medically unfit to conceive, another able women delivers it for them.

Types of surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy

It means that where women is insemination with sperm of father. She then carries the child full term and delivers it for the couple. In such a case, the surrogate mother is the biological mother of the child. In instances when the father’s sperm cannot be used a donor sperm can also be used.

Gestational surrogacy

In this procedure eggs from the mother are fertilized with the father’s/donor’s sperm and then the embryo is placed into the uterus of the surrogate. Who carries the child to term and delivers it. In this case, the biological mother is still the women whose eggs are used. While the surrogate is called birth mother

In vitro fertilization (IVF) make it possible to gather eggs from the mother, fertilize them with sperm from the father and place the embryo into the uterus of a gestational surrogate. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a women ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ovary(egg or eggs) from the women ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a liquid in a laboratory.

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