To understand Surrogacy for any part of the world, we should first know what Surrogacy is, right? Let’s understand in simple terms. Surrogacy is a type of third-party reproduction in which a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for the intended parent(s) who are unable to get pregnant for medical reasons or are a gay couple. There are two forms of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy (more popular among gay couples). I have a surprise for you at the end of this detailed study. Do check that out too.
Traditional Surrogacy: In this, the surrogate doubles as the egg donor and is the biological mother of the baby she is carrying; the embryos are created using sperm from the intended father or a donor in a process called intrauterine insemination (IUI). The surrogate mother has her genetic traits in the child, and that is why it is getting less and less popular these days, especially in gay couples. Traditional surrogacy is less common than gestational surrogacy due to the above-mentioned reasons. However, it is still a good choice for some people who want to start a family.
Gestational Surrogacy: It is a process in which one person carries a fetus through pregnancy and gives birth to a baby on behalf of another person or couple without providing the egg used in conception. A surrogate, or traditional surrogate, refers to a woman who shares a genetic link with the child. A gestational carrier is a woman who carries and gives birth to a baby for another couple or single person. She does not have any biological connection to the child. For these reasons, this technique is more popular.