How Does Gestational Surrogacy Work?

Gestational surrogacy is the most common form of surrogacy today. Unlike traditional surrogacy, gestational surrogates carry babies who are genetically related to the intended parents, rather than the birth mother. Hopeful parents who live in or near our Los Angeles, CA, reproductive center can incorporate gestational surrogacy into the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. 

Gestational is a legally sound and effective option for building your family. Our esteemed doctors are double board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Los Angeles Reproductive Center proudly serves Encino and Bakersfield in additional to Los Angeles.

Couple with surrogate mother

How Can Gestational Surrogacy Help My Fertility Treatment?

Gestational surrogacy offers many benefits to hopeful parents. Some of our Los Angeles patients have unsuccessfully tried becoming pregnant through assisted reproduction techniques, such as IVF. Others have medical issues that complicate pregnancy, such as problems with their uterus, past hysterectomy, postpartum depression, or severe heart disease. Other families have used surrogacy to become parents after adoption options failed.

This type of surrogacy is also a great option for gay men or lesbian women who wish to use surrogacy as part of LGBTQ family planning. A man can fertilize the egg of a surrogate through artificial insemination. Gay couples also have the option of choosing an egg donor, which can be fertilized artificially and transferred to the surrogate

How Does Gestational Surrogacy Work?

If the intended mother wishes to have a genetic connection to her child, she will need to first have eggs removed. However, if this is not possible or preferred, our state-of-the-art reproductive center can also procure a donor egg. Once your doctor has determined how to produce a viable, fertilized egg, a suitable surrogate can be found.

The process for gestational surrogacy is similar to traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. However, instead of placing the embryo in the intended mother, the embryo is placed in the uterus of a birth mother who will carry the baby to term. The gestational surrogate does not have a genetic link to the child and acts only as a carrier throughout the pregnancy. This approach typically simplifies the process of ensuring the biological parents' right to claim the child after birth.

Throughout every step of the gestational surrogacy process, Drs. Nurit Winkler and Marc Kalan will handle your questions and concerns with warmth and compassion. Many of our Los Angeles patients have concerns about the process. Before your visit, be sure to write down any questions that you may have. One of our doctors will go over the benefits and risks of gestational surrogacy.

Schedule Your Gestational Surrogacy Consultation Today

Hopeful parents often have many questions about this effective reproductive option. Our esteemed double board-certified doctors will be glad to go over all your questions and concerns during your visit. To schedule your gestational surrogacy treatment consultation, please contact our office online or call (818) 946-8051. Our office offers in-house payment options to help patients afford treatment.

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Los Angeles Reproductive Center

Los Angeles Reproductive Center is a state-of-the-art fertility center offering the latest fertility testing and treatment options. Our fertility specialists, Dr. Nurit Winkler and Dr. Marc Kalan, are double board-certified doctors who have been widely recognized for their contributions to reproductive medicine. 

To help all patients achieve their dreams of parenthood, our doctors offer:

  • Compassionate care
  • Flexible payment options
  • Two conveniently located offices

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (818) 946-8051 to learn more about our fertility treatments.

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Los Angeles Reproductive Center is a unique fertility clinic focused on treating patients like family and built upon the principles of communication, compassion, warmth, openness, and service that accompanies an exceptional pregnancy rate. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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