The process of having a child through gestational surrogacy is long and complex, but one that can be happy and joyful. Gestational surrogacy is defined when the child is not biologically related to the woman carrying the pregnancy often referred to as the gestational carrier. In the case of gestational surrogacy the embryo is created via in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the sperm and eggs of the intended parents or donors, then transferred to the gestational carrier (GC). Gestational surrogacy is an increasingly common form of family-building, and one that allows individuals or couples to become parents despite circumstances where carrying a pregnancy might be impossible, either medically or biologically.
Gestational surrogacy is is a life event for all parties involved and should be both embraced and enjoyed.
Here are 6 ways to make your gestational surrogacy journey a happy one: