Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction that helps intended parents start families when they otherwise could not. Intended parents pursue surrogacy for several reasons and come from all different backgrounds. All intended parents work with a gestational surrogate, a woman who carries a child to term and today we had a chance to catch up with Dr. Marcy Maguire of RMANJ for some Q&A. Below you will find some great insight that can help most people understand how the process works.
What happens during the process?
First, there is a matching process wherein couples will evaluate and match with a gestational carrier (ie surrogate). This
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By Alexandria Gomez featuring commentary from RMANJ Dr. Marie D. Werner
Keeping Up With The Kardashian's, and more recently, it's been thrust back into the national conversation via Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, an adaptation of Margaret Atwoods's 1985 novel of the same name.
The show is set in a not-so-distant American future in which reproduction rates take a nosedive and fertile women are subsequently forced into conceiving children for elite couples. Of course, this totalitarian premise is far from a realistic portrayal of the surrogacy process. It does, however, beg the question: What does the real-life version of this look like?
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