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Does a surrogate mother use her eggs?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 02/19/2018

If we were talking about traditional surrogacy, then the answer would be yes. In traditional surrogacy, as explained above, the surrogate gets pregnant by means of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and therefore fertilization occurs as it would through sexual intercourse: inside her reproductive tract.

However, traditional surrogacy is not used anymore nowadays due to the number of legal and emotional complications associated. So, technically, a more precise answer to this question—as long as we’re talking about gestational surrogacy—is no, she doesn’t.

Learn more: What Are the Different Types of Surrogacy? – Names & Definition.

Suggested for you: What Is IVF Surrogacy? – Process, Success Rates & Cost.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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