Sometimes it takes more than two loving people to create a family. When a medical condition affects a woman’s ability to carry a baby to term, one option is a gestational carrier.
A gestational carrier is a woman who becomes pregnant though IVF using the eggs of the intended mother (or egg donor) and the sperm of the intended father (or sperm donor). The embryo is not genetically related to the gestational carrier. The gestational carrier carries to term an embryo conceived by the biological parents and transferred to the carrier’s uterus.