There are two types of surrogacies: traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate uses her eggs, while gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate carries a baby that was conceived with another woman’s eggs. Which type of surrogacy is right for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of each type of surrogacy!
Traditional surrogacy has been around for centuries and is often seen as the more “natural” method of surrogacy. Traditional surrogates are often personally known to the parents-to-be, which can make the process feel more comfortable and intimate. Additionally, traditional surrogates usually have a lower rate of complications during pregnancy.
However, traditional surrogacy also has its downsides. Because the surrogate is using her own eggs, she will be genetically related to the child – which may not be what the parents-to-be want. Additionally, traditional surrogacy can be an emotionally difficult process for both the surrogate and the parents, as there is a potential for conflict over parental rights.
Gestational surrogacy, on the other hand, involves implanting a fertilized embryo into the surrogate’s uterus. The egg may come from the intended mother, a donor, or even the surrogate herself. Because the child is not genetically related to the surrogate, gestational surrogacy is often seen as a more “clinical” process.
However, gestational surrogacy also has its own set of challenges. The most significant challenge is the cost – gestational surrogacy can be upwards of $100,000. Additionally, because gestational surrogates are not usually personally known to the parents-to-be, there can be a feeling of disconnection between the parties involved.
So, which type of surrogacy is right for you? Ultimately, the decision comes down to a matter of personal preference. If you want a more intimate surrogacy experience, traditional surrogacy may be the way to go. If you’re looking for a more clinical process, gestational surrogacy may be the better option. Please speak to a surrogacy specialist from Magic Journeys to find out which is the better option for you.