genetic mother


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mother

 [moth´er]
a female parent. With techniques of assisted fertility, three types of mother can be defined: (1) genetic, (2) gestational, and (3) social. A woman may be one, two, or all three types of mother to a child.
genetic mother a woman whose contribution to the child was the ovum, and hence genes.
gestational mother a woman whose uterus was used for the nurturing and development of an embryo into a baby.
social mother a woman who rears the baby after birth.
A woman who carries a baby to term and delivers it

genetic mother

A ♀ who for various physical reasons–eg, anatomic defects or antibody production, cannot herself carry a fertilized egg to full-term; under the usual scenario, the GM's egg is fertilized in vitro, and implanted into a surrogate–gestational–mother, who carries the product to term. See Gestational mother.
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For genetic mothers and the categories of genetic fathers to whom parental rights initially attach, severing such rights has long been extremely difficult.
Pacholczyk suggests when the genetic mother, repenting of the sin of IVF, pursues homologous embryo transfer.
101) The DOHMH takes the position that the only way for the genetic mother (who is the wife of the now declared legal father and who is indisputably the genetic mother) to be legally recognized as the child's mother is through an adoption proceeding, even where the gestational carrier, after the birth of the child, expresses her clear desire to relinquish any parental rights/obligations to the child.
Let us assume that the surviving partner is the genetic father and the decedent is the genetic mother of the PMC child.
The court is apparently so sure that the genetic mother should win that it is willing to reach that conclusion circuitously through a dubious "standing" analysis.
the gestational mother was also the genetic mother, having been artificially inseminated with sperm from the intended father.
On the other hand, both the video and my presence juxtaposed the very personal narratives of the surrogate and the genetic mother in a same collective, and eventually very public space.
We must balance the benefits of insulin, thyroid hormones, oil spill-eating bacteria, interferon, and gene-grown taxol against the specter of laboratory killer viruses; gene therapy for inherited diseases against sinister eugenic schemes to improve the human gene pool; in vitro fertilization and implantation against the legal and kinship dilemmas that result when the birth mother is not the same as the genetic mother.
The case attracts an investigative reporter (played by Raquel Welch) who finds that the boy was adopted and that his genetic mother had been in a mental institu-lion.
The second group (N = 89) consisted of subjects with no personal knowledge of their genetic father, who were raised by their genetic mother and a social father.
The UPA, which defines the legal relationship between a child and his or her parents regardless of their marital status, has never been applied to a case involving two lesbian women where one is the genetic mother and the other the gestational mother of their children.
She said: "The daughter would be carrying her own sibling and the genetic mother would be a grandmother.