What is Traditional Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy?
03 January 2018 Visits: 10915
 4.82 Vote(s) Share Tweet

What is Traditional Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy?

What is Traditional Surrogacy and Gestational Surrogacy?
Dr. Devika Chopra
Written by

Dr. Devika Chopra

Traditional Surrogacy is where the surrogate mother is the biological mother of the child because she uses her own egg that is fertilized by the intended fathers sperm. While in Gestational Surrogacy the woman carries the embryo of the intended couple through IVF process and is not biologically related to the child. She just acts as a carrier.

Traditional Surrogacy is where the surrogate mother is the biological mother of the child because she uses her own egg that is fertilized by the intended fathers sperm. While in Gestational Surrogacy the woman carries the embryo of the intended couple through IVF process and is not biologically related to the child. She just acts as a carrier.

In traditional surrogacy, only father contributes the genetic material and the pregnancy is achieved via artificial insemination. Earlier traditional surrogacy was the only surrogacy option available for childless couple, till the development of IVF in 1978.

What is Gestational Carrier?

GC or Gestational Carrier is a woman who doesn’t have any genetic contribution in the child she is carrying for the intended parents. There is no use of the term 'surrogate' which connoted genetic relationship in the past. In this process, the baby is not related to carrier biologically, so the egg comes from the intended mother or through a donor while the sperm is contributed by intended father or a sperm donor. In other situations, donor embryos are also used.

Several tests are conducted for the gestational carrier such as blood tests, uterine evaluation, medical evaluation, genetic screening and psychological screening to decide the medical fitness of the gestational carrier.

When is Gestational Surrogacy considered?

Below are the medical situations where people look for surrogacy option:

  • Couples struggling with severe infertility
  • Single parent
  • Homosexual couples
  • Mother who doesn't have uterus or have uterus problems
  • Unable to carry a pregnancy safely to the full term

What is the difference between IVF and Surrogacy?

Both IVF and Surrogacy are assisted reproductive technology methods and help couples to fulfill their wish of parenthood.

IVF or In-Vitro Fertilization is a fertilization process where doctors combine mother's egg and father's sperm in a lab for forming an embryo (which is also known as Test Tube baby). Afterwards, the embryo is transferred into mother's uterus.

traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy

But if the mother's womb is not in a condition for pregnancy, then embryos are implanted into other woman's womb. The woman who rents her womb for the intended parents is called a surrogate.  There are two types of surrogates i.e. traditional and gestational. In traditional surrogacy, surrogate's egg is artificially inseminated with the intended father's sperm. In traditional surrogacy, there is a genetic connection between mother and child as surrogate mother's eggs are used. But when we talk about gestational surrogacy, the eggs and sperm of intended parents is used thus, there is no genetic link between the carrier and the child. Though these are two different processes but IVF is required only in the gestational surrogacy.

How long Gestational Surrogacy takes?

It takes a lot of time in searching and finding the willing and healthy gestational carrier.Whether the intended parents take help in screening the candidates through agency, friend or relatives or Internet.

After finalizing, the surrogate and intended parents finalize the agreement and the treatment begins. It takes upto 3 to 4 IVF cycles for achieving the successful pregnancy.

What are the pros and cons of Surrogacy?

Gestational Surrogacy has its own share of advantages, which makes it as one of the best choice for the couples, but they do have to go through the disadvantages. Below is the common list of benefits and challenges of this process.

Pros of Gestational Surrogacy:

  • It allows the infertile couples; homosexual couples or single parents to fulfill their dream of parenthood.
  • It helps in maintaining the genetic link between parents and child.
  • Least morally complicated, as baby is not biologically related to gestational carrier.

Cons of Gestational Surrogacy:

  • It is a legally complex and expensive process.
  • Intended parents need to give some control as someone else is carrying the baby for them.
  • Intended mothers have to undergo fertility treatments as well as other medical procedures if she is using her own eggs.
  • It is advised to all those parents who are opting for gestational surrogacy to measure all the positives and negatives before taking the step.

The cost involved in Gestational Surrogacy?

The cost for this process depends on several factors. Surrogacy is a long and demanding process involving many professionals, use of advanced medical technology and can take a long time. It also demands a yearlong commitment from both intended carrier and parents.

Gestational Surrogacy

The cost involved in the surrogacy process ranges from $70,000 to $120,000, which includes all the necessary medical expenses, counseling costs, attorney fees, agency fees and living expenses of a surrogate. And most of the expenses are variable like the monthly allowance of the surrogate mother might vary where she lives while attorney fees might differ on state laws and legal processes. And insurance may not cover the intended parents and the surrogate's medical expenses.

Are you planning to go for surrogacy? If yes, know more about surrogacy complications and its technique. In case you are looking for surrogacy centres in Delhi then find a comprehensive list of Top Surrogacy Centres in Delhi.
 

Hope this article will help you to know about gestational carrier and surrogacy. You can also go through the pros and cons of the process as well ascostinvolved in this procedure. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

2 Comments

user_img
Prakash Surve
April 27, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
 4.5
user_img
Triveni Devi
June 2, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
 5.0
One of my cousins recently had surrogacy. Ela helped her completely in finding the good surrogate mother within her budget. She is really happy and waiting for her little one :)
  • Previous
  • 1 (current)
  • Next
Rating :

You May Also Like

Fertility Treatments
How much does ICSI Cost?

Cost of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) treatment in India ranges between Rs. 1,39,000 and Rs. 2,66,000. The cost of ICSI treatment varies with the reputation of the ICSI specialist and the success rate of the treatment for that centre.
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
MESA Cost Estimate

The average cost of Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) treatment in India varies between Rs. 21,100 to Rs. 33,200. This cost includes expenses pertaining to medication, gynecological consultations, procedure cost, medical tests and administrative charges. It takes around 40 to 45 minutes for a successful completion of MESA procedure.
Read More

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
What is the cost of IVF treatment in Ghaziabad?

IVF treatment cost in Ghaziabad ranges from Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 1,91,500 with the inclusion of drugs and medical expenses. IVF treatment cost depends on the clinic, its success rate, type of disposables used and experience of the doctor. Clinics 12 IRS and Dev IVF clinic are among the best hospitals in Ghaziabad offering IVF services at an affordable cost.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
TESA Cost Estimate

The cost of Testicular Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (TESA) treatment in India ranges between Rs. 16,700 to Rs. 51,200. TESA treatment cost varies with the experience of the Andrologist and the infrastructure setup for the clinic. During TESA treatment, a small needle is used to aspirate the sperms out of the epididymis.
Read More

Dr. R K Sharma
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
IMSI Cost Estimate

Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) procedure cost in Inda varies between Rs. 1,50,000 and Rs. 2,76,000. The cost of IMSI procedure depends on the experience of the gynecologist, success rate of the treatment and infrastructure of the Fertility clinic or centre.
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Intracervical Insemination (ICI)

Intracervical Insemination (ICI) is an artificial insemination procedure in which sperms from the male partner are inserted into the cervix of the female partner with help of catheter and speculum. The procedure takes only 10 minutes. Intracervical insemination is not only cost-effective but also painless as compared to IUI.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 5.01 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Best Surrogacy Doctors in Lucknow

Find the list of most reputed surrogacy doctors in Lucknow along with their past patient reviews, treatment success rate, experience and surrogacy packages prices.Dr. Archana Kanodia from Welcare Hospital and Dr. Saraswati Patel from Sarthak Test Tube Baby Centre top the list of best surrogacy doctors in Lucknow.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 5.01 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
How much does Hysteroscopy Cost?

The average cost of hysteroscopy in India ranges from Rs. 16,200 to Rs. 51,000.The cost of hysteroscopy depends upon the type of procedure, whether it is diagnostic or operative. Advanced Fertility and Surrogacy Centre and Wellspring IVF and Womens Hospital are among the best clinics offering hysteroscopy procedure at affordable prices.
Read More

Dr. R K Sharma
 5.01 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Sperm Donor IUI

IUI with donated Sperm is an ART (Assisted Reproductive Technique) treatment in which the donor sperm is utilized for a successful intra uterine insemination procedure. Sperm Donor IUI ensures that a woman with either infertile male partner or without a male partner is able to conceive using Sperm donated from some other healthy male.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 5.02 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Who needs surrogacy?

Doctors usually suggest surrogacy as last resort to multiple IUI and IVF failures or in cases of extreme medical conditions like Cancer or extreme cases of PCOS, PCOD. It can also be opted by single parents or same sex couples or by those females who have uterus abnormalities or cases of unexplained infertility.are others who opt for surrogacy for the obvious reasons.
Read More

Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani
 5.01 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
How to find Surrogate mother?

Surrogate mother carries the baby in her womb, on behalf of the intended parents. Usually a non-smoker and a non-alcoholic female, well within the age band of 21 and 35 years is preferred as a surrogate mother. Furthermore, females with regular menstrual cycle and with an ideal BMI and no medical history are the best choices.
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
 5.01 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Natural Cycle IUI

Natural cycle IUI is an artificial insemination procedure in which no fertility drugs are used for ovary stimulation and for ovulation induction. The pregnancy is achieved with the help of naturally produced egg and hormones. In the process, womans cycle needs to be monitored constantly to determine the time of insemination.
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
 5.01 Vote(s)

More From Author

Fertility Treatments
6 Best IVF Clinics in Chennai

Is Infertility curbing away your dreams of parenthood Come, visit us
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
 5.03 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
5 best Surrogacy Centres and Clinics in Delhi

In this article we bring you 5 best Surrogacy Centers and clinics i...
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
 4.52 Vote(s)
Fertility Treatments
Best Surrogacy Clinic in Chennai

Find the best-rated surrogacy Clinic in Chennai and explore a list ...
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
 4.52 Vote(s)
CATEGORIES