Hello, we’re a straight couple. We’re about to start our surrogacy journey but we’re very concerned with the fact that our baby is gonna resemble the surrogate. That’s the only “issue” we find in surrogacy. We believe that a woman who bears the pregnancy, delivers the baby and resembles a baby will have a dilemma when it comes to giving up on the baby. What do you think? Will our baby look like her? Thnx!!!!03/07/2018 at 14:39
No, there’s no reason why. Surrogate babies will be genetically linked to the surrogate if she uses her own eggs. That’s what we know as “traditional surrogacy”. But this type of surrogacy has fallen into disuse these days in favor of gestational surrogacy, a type in which the surrogate just carries the child until birth, without using her oocytes. This type of surrogacy is done using IVF surrogacy.
So, in conclusion, my advice is that you don’t have to worry. Rest assured that your baby won’t resemble the surrogate. If you use your gametes (egg and sperm), the baby will be genetically linked to you both.
This has been also discussed previously here: Do surrogate mothers pass on DNA?
I hope this helps,
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Hello dear, I hope you are fine. Nowadays, there are many infertility treatments. Surrogacy is one of them. This treatment is better than all others. Its success rate is so high. The surrogate mother is the healthy woman. That’s why there are rare chances of failure. And its nothing in this procedure which you are thinking. The baby will have your resemblance. Because your embryos are put into surrogate mother’s womb. She only carries the child for you. So there is nothing to be worried about. You should really go for this treatment. I also have this treatment through a very good clinic in Europe. I hope it will work for you.08/08/2018 at 15:24
Well, I think that traditional surrogate part is right! So, yeah! My cousin sister had it last year. Her baby was just exactly like the IPs, I mean them both. So, yeah! anyway! ask a surrogacy center for details, I guess both choices exist.08/21/2018 at 19:42
Hello, How are you? I think you need a little education regarding this. I chose gestational surrogacy. That’s why I had been the genetic mother of the baby.The other option also exists. That is the traditional method. Where the genetic mother is the surrogate.08/26/2018 at 10:40
According to my knowledge, it can only happen in one condition. Only if it is a traditional surrogacy. Yes, it is a possibility then. In gestational surrogacy, this is not possible. The baby will resemble the Ip’s. In any way, you shouldn’t be worried about this. You will still be getting a baby.08/26/2018 at 13:10
absolutely not, because in gestational surrogacy, the birth mother has no link other than the baby is carried by her. It is due to the reason that the gestational surrogacy is about transferring the embryo of the intended parent and intended father into the womb of the surrogate. So therefore, the baby has the biological features of IP, not the surrogate. Moreover, the surrogates don’t get emotionally attached to the baby. Because they know they are carrying it for someone else.08/27/2018 at 20:26Related topicsRepliesUpdated