Source Northern Star
Having a child is not an easy choice. Surrogacy can be a riskier, more stigmatized choice.
Surrogacy is described as an arrangement in which a woman bears a child for another woman who is unable to do so herself. Unlike typical pregnancies, surrogacies seem to have a stigma or an air of mystery surrounding them.
The truth is that surrogacy is not mysterious or shameful. It’s simply another way for many couples to have a child. Instead of being stigmatized and debated, it should be normalized.
There are two basic types of surrogacy, one of which all surrogate mothers will go through.
First, there are gestational surrogacies, which are more common. Gestational surrogacies involve a surrogate who is genetically unrelated to the couple who wants to have a child.
Traditional surrogacy is a process in which the surrogate mother’s own egg is fertilized by the intended father’s sperm, a donor or an IVF. In this case, the surrogate mother is also the child’s biological mother.