A traditional surrogate becomes pregnant by an IUI process. This involves impregnating her with sperm from either the intended father or a donor. The embryo is then fertilized inside her. This is not a common protocol.
Gestational surrogacy is a type of surrogacy. In this process, the surrogate mother carries a child that is not biologically related to her. Gestational surrogacy involves the use of the intended parent's eggs and sperm. These are fertilized in a lab. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the surrogate mother's uterus. The surrogate mother carries the pregnancy until the baby is born. The baby is genetically related to the intended parents.
Gestational surrogacy plus egg donation is a type of surrogacy. It involves the use of both an egg donor and a surrogate mother to help the intended parents conceive a child.
Surrogacy of this type involves the use of an egg donor’s eggs. These eggs are fertilized in a laboratory with the intended father’s sperm.
The embryo is transferred to the surrogate mother’s uterus. She carries the pregnancy until it is full-term. Finally, she gives birth to the child.
Which option is right for you? It depends on your individual circumstances and needs.