gestational carrier


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gestational carrier

n.
A woman who is pregnant with an implanted embryo that she carries for another person or couple.
A woman who carries a fertilised embryo formed from another woman’s egg to term—completion of pregnancy—and is expected to release the infant to the genetic parents upon delivery

gestational carrier

A woman who accepts a fertilized egg from a man and woman who provide the sperm and egg. The carrier is not usually genetically related to the intended parents.
See also: carrier
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The court in Culliton noted that "problems would have arisen" if the gestational carrier were married, and if they had not found the genetic parents to be the legal parents.
Each couple would end up with a child to rear and become a gamete or embryo donor or a gestational carrier of at least one child after the child is born.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 859 surrogacy and gestational carrier cycles were performed in the United States in 2010.
Gibbons explains that in standard IVF, an embryo is transferred to a woman who has just undergone controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, while in donor egg IVF and gestational carrier IVF, the embryo is transferred to a "natural" or unstimulated uterus.
Lisa Henkel, President and Owner of RAI, said, "Our company has helped thousands of families across the world create their families thru egg donors, surrogates, and gestational carriers.
RAI was created in 2002 to help find fertility options for families and hopes to make the process of finding and choosing an egg donor, surrogate, or gestational carrier, as quick, easy, and painless as possible for each and every family.
Rather, the children are deemed "stateless" precisely when the intended parents attempt to take the children back to their home country pursuant to their agreement with the gestational carrier.
They spoke candidly about their baby, Azad, who they had through a gestational carrier.
The 33-year-old has offered to be a gestational carrier for Khloe, 28, who has been struggling to get pregnant with her husband Lamar Odom for three years.
Once a gestational carrier, or surrogate, reached the second trimester of pregnancy, prosecutors claimed the defendants would "shop" the babies by falsely telling couples other prospective parents who had intended to adopt the baby backed out of the deal.
These services include presenting a wide selection of healthy, educated egg donor candidates, providing a responsible and caring gestational carrier (surrogate), offering clinical resources, coordinating appointments and travel for all parties involved, and furnishing legal contracts and immigration guidance.
The more common usage of surrogacy, in 2011, is as a gestational carrier.