Types of Surrogacy

Traditional Surrogacy

Traditional Surrogacy is when a Surrogate Mother uses her own eggs and is artificially inseminated with the semen of the Intended Father or Sperm Donor. She then carries and gives birth to the child.

A Traditional Surrogate may also act as her own Egg Donor:  after her own donated eggs are harvested and fertilized, the Embryos are transferred back into the Surrogate’s uterus.  She then carries and gives birth to the child.

Please note that ANU Fertility Consultants Ltd. does not work with traditional surrogates at this time.

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational Surrogacy involves an Intended Mother (or an Egg Donor), an Intended Father (or a Sperm Donor) and a Gestational Surrogate.  The Surrogate will be instructed by the clinic to begin taking hormone medication for approximately two weeks before the transfer.

Through in vitro fertilization, eggs provided by the Intended Mother (or Egg Donor) are fertilized with the sperm of the Intended Father (or Sperm Donor).  The resulting 3-5 day old embryos are then transferred to the Gestational Surrogate, who will continue taking the hormone medication until twelve weeks of gestation.

The Surrogate will then continue to carry and give birth to the child/children as normal.