SART Fertility Experts - Gestational Carrier and Intended Parents


Some fertility patients are unable to carry a pregnancy to term. For a variety of reasons, they may choose a gestational carrier, a woman who carries the intended parent’s embryo in their uterus until delivery. In this episode, both the intended parents and gestational carrier share their experiences with Dr. William Petok, a reproductive psychologist.
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SART Fertility Experts Podcast

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Resources For You

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is committed to providing patients with the highest quality information about reproductive care.

Gestational Carrier or Surrogacy

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Third-Party Reproduction

The phrase “third-party reproduction” refers to involving someone other than the individual or couple that plans to raise the child (intended parent[s]) in the process of reproduction. View the Booklet
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What do I need to know about Turner syndrome and having children?

Turner syndrome (TS) is an infrequent genetic disorder in females. View the fact sheet
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SART Fertility Experts - Gestational Carriers

What’s the difference between a surrogate and a gestational carrier?   Listen to the Episode
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What Is A Gestational Carrier & Who Needs One?

This SART micro-video will explain the aspects of using a gestational carrier including selection, screening, and indications. Watch Video
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Gestational Carrier (Surrogate)

A gestational carrier (GC), also called a gestational surrogate, is an arrangement where a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person (intended parent[s]). When using a GC, the eggs used to make the embryos do not come from the carrier.  View this Fact Sheet
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Lis Regula's Story

My name is Lis (pronounced like “Lease”) and this is the fertility story of a trans man and two time surrogate. Read the story
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Gestational Carrier or Surrogacy Infographics

ASRM has prepared infographics to illustrate the subject of Gestational Carriers or Surrogacy better. View the infographics

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