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Gestational surrogacy and egg donation

Gestational surrogacy and egg donation

  1. Vicky

    Hello! First of all, I’d like to thank you for creating this surrogacy forum… It’s very helpful for people like me… Having a professional team that is willing to answer our questions selflessly is a gift! So thank you in advance for your help.

    I wanted to know if it’s possible to undergo surrogacy but the eggs used are not from the intended mother or the surrogate. I mean, we would use my husband’s sperm, but someone else’s eggs. Unfortunately my fertility issue is not only in my uterus but also in my eggs.

    I know it’s fully permitted for gay men, but I’m not sure if heterosexual couples can also use an egg donor in gestational surrogacy. If so, could we choose the donor?


    01/19/2018 at 12:09
  2. Dear Vicky,

    Gestational surrogacy admits both options: donor-egg IVF or IVF using your own eggs. I mean, it’s possible for you to undergo IVF using donor sperm or own, as well as with donor eggs or own eggs. And it applies to same-sex and opposite-sex couples equally.

    However, these options are not permitted in all countries. In the United States, you are free to access whatever option you may need, but in other countries, at least one of the intended parents must contribute the genetic material for him/her to become the legal parent of the child.

    What is not recommended in any case is that the surrogate is the egg donor, i.e. traditional surrogacy arrangements, in which the surrogate is inseminated artificially. So, in cases like yours, where the intended mother cannot use her own eggs, three women would be involved in the process: the donor, the gestational carrier, and the intended mother (you).

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Best wishes

    01/22/2018 at 16:49
  3. I was trying to conceive from last 10 years. But I didn’t conceive for even one time.
    With the years passing, I lost my hope of conceiving. The doctors also can’t find the problem.
    So surrogacy was the last option. I am from Bulgaria. Surrogacy is totally prohibited in Bulgaria.

    09/30/2018 at 10:58
  4. Hi! My uterus was removed through hysterectomy. It helped me to fight my cervical cancer. Honestly, it brings a lot of changes into my life. The surrogacy become the only thing that is helpful in my case.
    Honestly, I always wanted to be a good mother. I wanted to know about my genetic connection to my baby. I was happy that my ovaries are still with me but unfortunately it doesn’t work like I planned.
    The stimulation was prohibited due to my past cancer. It was a danger of relapse. I had to accept egg donation if I wanted to become a mother. I spent many days in profound analyzing of all the possibilities. I weighted my chances and my true wishes. The decision was made I was ready to try.
    The healthy egg donor is always an additional bet for success. I was kind of deaf while we chose a donor because it was a risk to begin having another doubt.
    Now I’m fully happy of having what we have. Our surrogate is pregnant and it’s the only thing making me the happiest in this world.

    02/03/2019 at 12:45
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