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Surrogacy Services Galax VA

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.

Carlos Jesus Blattner
(276) 236-2909
227 Hospital Drive
Galax, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carlos Jesus Blattner, MD
(276) 236-2909
106 Doctors Park
Galax, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1979

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Douglas R Meyer, MD
(276) 637-6641
791 Fort Chiswell Rd Ste A
Max Meadows, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph A Mellow, MD FACS
PO Box 162
Roaring Gap, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Graduation Year: 1938

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Dr. Farahmand
(703) 858-0055
19420 Golf Vista Plaza
Lansdowne, VA
Business
Women's Healthcare of Lansdowne
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Extended Consult / Second Opinion for Complicated Treatment of GYN Disorders Complementary & Alternative Treatments in Gynecology Female Hormonal Disorders from Puberty to Menopause Primary & Secondary Amenorrhea Impact of Eating Disorders on OB/G
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All major insurance plans accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Residency Training: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Awards: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Mass Medical Society Medical Society of Virginia American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopists American Fertility Society 25 Years of Service Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Languages Spoken: English,Farsi

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George Francis Craft II, MD
(276) 236-2909
106 Doctors Park
Galax, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1988

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George Francis Craft
(276) 236-2909
227 Hospital Drive
Galax, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Harry F Ervine Jr, MD
(336) 527-4300
PO Box 146
Roaring Gap, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1977

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Donald R. McKinley
(276) 236-2909
227 Hospital Drive
Galax, VA
Specialty
Infertility,
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Twin Country Regional Hospital

Catherine Nichols, MD
(804) 828-9270
401-09 N 11th St
Richmond, VA
Business
VCU Womens Health
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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