Different Types of Surrogacy: A Quick Look

by Shivani Sachdev Founder & Director

Surrogacy is all about intended parents having issues in bearing child reaching out to a woman or a surrogate who carries their baby for a full-term and then relinquish it to the intended parents on delivery. There are two main types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional.

Traditional Surrogacy:

This type of surrogacy costs far lesser but it not a preferred option. In the process mother is impregnated with the semen from intended father who is also a sperm donor so the surrogate mother is related genetically to the child. This insemination process is conducted at home using an insemination kit and can be performed in a fertility clinic.

Gestational Surrogacy:

Another more popular method that only the best surrogacy clinics in India use is Gestational surrogacy. The process involves IVF or in vitro fertilization with the eggs of intended mothers or those of the egg-donors. The arrangement is done in vitro and hence the surrogate is not related to the child genetically. The method is more intricate in the medical terms and hence it tends to be more expensive than the traditional forms of surrogacy. The method is much effective also.

There are three stages of gestational surrogacy primarily.

Egg Donation:

The first and the foremost step is the egg donation in which either the egg donor or the intended mother undergoes the procedure of egg retrieval.


Eggs are fertilized with semen in the lab for the purpose of creating embryos.


Embryo or the fertilized eggs are implanted into the womb of surrogate mother which is referred as embryo transfer or transfer.

A fertilized egg is then transferred to the surrogate either when it is 3-5 days past fertilization or once it has taken from the cryogenic storage and melted. For a fresh embryo transfer, the egg donor or the intended mother and the surrogate must take take hormone pills simultaneously so as to synchronize their cycles. There are situations when embryos are thawed, the surrogate should take hormone medication that prepares the lining of uterus for embryo transfer.

Success rate of IVF depends on certain factors like age and health of the egg donor or a surrogate.

Independent Surrogacy:

Much like the traditional form of surrogacy, independent surrogacy is fraught with legal risks. An independent surrogate works without any support or endorsement of any agency.

It is important to remember that surrogacy is an intricate process and hence going alone proves to be too difficult. Right from the medical decisions to the insurance to compensation, a reputable agency runs by the expert can find a suitable solution even for the most challenging circumstances.

Both gestational as well as traditional surrogacy is safe but surrogate mother should undergo a thorough health screening prior to that.

Surrogacy in India:

From nearly two decades, commercial surrogacy is legal in India. India is a major center of surrogacy both for the international as well as the domestic intended parents. Cost of surrogacy in India includes medicine, diagnostics, disposables, surrogate and normal delivery. If you wish to find cheap surrogacy centre in Delhi, an online research will be helpful.

You can reach out to Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour clinic in Delhi to get effective results in affordable rates.

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