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Working with a Gestational Carrier (Surrogate)

A gestational carrier can have an essential role building your family

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What is a gestational carrier (Surrogate)?

In surrogacy a fertilized embryo is implanted into a gestational carrier’s (surrogate) uterus to carry the pregnancy. The gestational carrier usually isn’t genetically related to the child. Surrogacy can be a path to parenthood for male couples, transgender people, and patients who are unable to carry a pregnancy.

SDFC works closely with a number of trusted surrogacy agencies and we’re here to help you through the surrogacy process from start to finish.

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How Surrogacy Works

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Is using a gestational carrier right for me?

Your doctor will work closely with you to determine whether a gestational carrier is right for you. This can be a potential option for anyone who is unable to carry their own pregnancy. Reasons for this can include:

  • Ovulation issues

  • Difficult past pregnancies or factor that would make your pregnancy high risk if you carried it yourself

  • Recurrent miscarriage or other infertility issues

  • You do not have a uterus

  • You are a man seeking single parenthood or a gay male couple

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Gestational carrier success with SDFC

Our SDFC physicians perform over 950 gestational carrier transfers every year.

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Paying for Gestational Carrier Services

Though coverage for fertility care varies widely by insurance plan, the good news is that more and more companies are including fertility treatment in employee benefits. A Surrogate Agency will be a separate cost from SDFC, but we can assist in coordinating with their financial team so that you are always informed on the finances.

You should never feel in the dark about cost. Our financing team is committed to guiding you through your insurance benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, and other financing options every step of the way.

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