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Geasterbrook   , 21

from New Braintree



A surrogacy arrangement may be indicated in couples having difficulties in conceiving. Indications that may lead us to suggest surrogacy include failures in ovulation, fertilisation, implantation, or repeated miscarriages. We may also suggest surrogacy to those who have undergone hysterectomy.

This arrangement may also work be for a male gay couple or a single man wishing to be parent. It can also work for those who are transgender and have been through gender change treatment.

Factors you’ll want to consider are


  • how to identify a suitable surrogate mother
  • the process involved
  • the legal, medical, and emotional aspects of surrogacy

It might be difficult to consider any kind of third party reproduction. For some of our patients, the choice may be overwhelming.

We always recommended you ask these questions of your consultant. A family solicitor with experience in the legal issues involved with national and/or international surrogacy arrangements can also be a help to you.

There are two kinds of surrogacy arrangements: traditional or straight surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. There are different legal and medical ramifications for both types of surrogacy. Thus, you should be very clear about your particular needs, and the special circumstances associated with both types.

In straight surrogacy, the surrogate mother has an embryo replaced. The embryo is created using the sperm of the intended father or sperm donor and her own eggs. As the surrogate’s own egg is used, she is the genetic mother of the resulting child.

Due to various legal and emotional aspects of straight surrogacy, we will recommend you to see a family solicitor to understand the implications involved. This should happen before identifying and proceeding with any surrogacy fertilisation, but particularly with straight surrogacy.

In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carries a child conceived of the egg and sperm of two other individuals. Specifically, the sperm of the intended (commissioning) father or a sperm donor, as well as the egg from the intended (commissioning) mother or an egg donor are fertilised and transferred. This process happens via IVF or in vitro fertilisation, into the gestational carrier.

When having treatment as part of surrogacy arrangement at London IVF and Genetics Centre, we will request you to identify your egg donor and host surrogate mother.

We will undertake various blood tests and ultrasound scans to assess the suitability of the egg donor and surrogate. Prior to being exposed to fertility drugs and IVF/ ICSI treatment, the egg donor will undergo a detailed infection and genetic screening.

We must carefully coordinate and synchronise the process. The surrogate and her partner, if she has one, will also be screened for routine infections as part of the infection control policy and good medical practice.

As you can see, we at London IVF Genetics Centre offer many different fertility treatments so that infertility problems can be solved.


Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles [68] (also known simply as L.A., and nicknamed the "City of Angels") is the most populous city in California. Located on a broad basin in Southern California, the city is surrounded by vast mountain ranges, valleys, forests, beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean, and nearby desert.

The metropolitan area is the second-most populous in the United States and home to over 17 million people who hail from all parts of the globe. The metropolitan area is spread across Los Angeles County, Orange County, and parts of San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County.

Los Angeles is an important center of culture, medicine, agriculture, business, finance, energy, aerospace, science, food processing, media, international trade, and tourism. International tourists regard Los Angeles as most famous for "Hollywood," but a long-running trend in favor of outsourcing of film and television production has critically undermined the sector to the point where entertainment and media employ only about 120,000 people in the entire metro area (and most of them work in Burbank or Culver City, not Hollywood). Many major motion picture deals and premieres still occur in Los Angeles, but the vast majority of those films are actually shot elsewhere. However, some post-production, editing, promotion, distribution, and archiving work still occurs in Los Angeles. In addition, L.A. remains a major center for production of television shows and television commercials, as well as music recordings.

Nowadays, the economy of Southern California is primarily driven by its other sectors: its huge oil refineries, its thousands of rather mundane factories and food processing facilities, and its busy seaports and airports, with the result that the U.S. Customs district covering the region is the busiest in the United States. Regardless, Los Angeles continues to attract millions of tourists each year drawn to its history as the place where motion pictures traditionally came from (and where the management of the six major film studios are still largely based, even though they don't make most films there any more).

Furthermore, at least in the English-speaking world, it is still obligatory for most celebrities-to-be to live for several years in L.A. until they make it big in Hollywood. Most of them ultimately flee elsewhere after they get sick and tired of being chased by crazed fans, tourists, and paparazzi, and only after they've hooked up with the top talent agents in Hollywood (meaning that now the best scripts and songs come to them, rather than the other way around). Thus, L.A. is notorious for its celebrity-oriented culture, as exemplified by the "star maps" sold at tourist traps which feature known locations of celebrities' homes.