The Difference Between Gestational and Traditional Surrogacy

If you’re entering the world of surrogacy, you’ve probably heard the terms gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy, which might be confusing. At its base, both are women who choose to carry out a pregnancy for those who can’t get pregnant on their own.

At Gift of Life Surrogacy Agency, we specialize in gestational surrogacy. With gestational surrogacy, intended parents can use the intended mother’s egg or a donor egg as well as the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm. The gestational carrier has no biological tie to the embryo that is transferred to her during the in vitro fertilization cycle. This is the most typical form of surrogacy.

Traditional surrogacy is similar to gestational surrogacy; however, there is one main distinction: the carrier’s eggs are also used, making her the biological mother of the child. Traditional surrogacy is generally less expensive than gestational surrogacy due to the different medical procedures needed to conceive (generally IUI versus IVF).  However, it can be complicated both legally and emotionally.

To learn more about the services Gift of Life Surrogacy offers, contact us today.

Gift of Life Surrogacy Agency is currently offering a $500 bonus to any individual who refers a gestational carrier to our program who meets our screening criteria and matches with intended parents.