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Surrogacy Services Carencro LA

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby. For more detailed information please read on the following article.

Gerard K Williams
(337) 886-0023
901 W Gloria Switch Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Paul Martin Rees, MD
PO Box 187
Arnaudville, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Francis Joseph Cardinale, MD
(337) 984-1050
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Charles H Stewart, MD
(337) 981-6100
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La; Womens And Childrens Hospital, Lafayette, La
Group Practice: Hamilton Medical Group

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Charles H Stewart
(337) 988-8740
4212 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul M Rees
(337) 754-7254
410 Olive St
Arnaudville, LA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bobby Gene Nevils, MD
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963

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Patricia M Burch, MD
(337) 232-4588
501 W Saint Mary Blvd Ste 414
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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Karolynn Teresa Echols, MD
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jean C Brierre, MD
(318) 675-5000
611 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1947

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Surrogacy

Surrogacy

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby.

Medical circumstances that may prevent a woman from carrying a child:

  • Recurrent abortion or premature labor
  • Dangers to the life of the Intended Mother - for example, severe heart, kidney or respiratory disease, unstable diabetes, or severe high blood pressure.

Genetic diseases in which there is a significant risk of an abnormal gene being passed on to the fetus can be avoided either by surrogacy or by IVF using a donor egg .

When the genetic disease needs to be carried by both partners in order to be of significant risk, AID - artificial insemination using donor sperm can also be an option.

The baby born by surrogacy may be the biological child of:

Both parents - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with sperm from the IF - intended father. This is known as Gestational Surrogacy (the surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the child).

Mother & sperm donor - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with donor sperm. This is another type of Gestational Surrogacy.

Surrogate mother & IF (intended father) - the surrogate mother goes through a process of AI (artificial insemination) using the IF's sperm. This is known as Traditional Surrogacy (the surrogate mother is biologically the mother of the baby).

Neither parent - often also referred to as embryo adoption. The surrogate mother may or may not be a biological parent in this case.

The biological background of the child, and not its surrogate mother, determine the baby's genetics -- the way the baby will look, its blood type, height, and all other physical traits.

Additional Issues

Payment is frequently given to the surrogate mother. Fees are intended to cover all medical costs incurred throughout the pregnancy and for payment to the surrogate mother. This is known as surrogacy compensation.

In all surrogacy situations, legal issues are an important issue to consider. Make sure any arrangement is as safe as possible for both sides.

There are many agencies worldwide that specialize in surrogacy arrangements. Investigate the agency you choose and make sure to get recommendations from other couples who have used it.

Summary of surrogacy laws by state in the US .

This site presents stories both of surrogate mothers and of intended parents.

Sherrie's Story (TS)
Stephanie's Story
Rosie's Story
Beth's Story
Michelle's Story
Lia 's Story
Katherine's Story (TS)

Also see: Poems for a Surrogate Mother .
New! Questions to Ask a Potential Surrogate

Publication by HFEA (UK) - Egg Donation and Egg Sharing

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