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Surrogacy Services Hurricane WV

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.

Wayne Brian Conover, MD
(304) 766-7622
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Samuel Greg Heywood
(304) 345-4525
301 Great Teays Blvd # 6
Scott Depot, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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George L Drake, DO
Saint Albans, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pikeville Coll, Sch Of Osteo Med, Pikeville Ky 41501
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr.Ammar Shamaa
(304) 766-9600
Bassam Nicholas Shamma MD FACOG, 4607 MacCorkle Ave SW Suite 301
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Womens Care Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Bassam Nicholas Shamma
(304) 767-7919
4607 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Lisa Burke
(304) 691-1400
101 Hospital Drive
Hurricane, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Vellore G Kasturi
(304) 757-6999
301 Great Teays Blvd Ste 6
Scott Depot, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Ammar Shammaa
(304) 766-9600
4501 Maccorkle Ave SW # 200
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Bassam Nicholas Shamma, MD
(304) 425-3800
500 Poplar St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Arabic
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1988

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Shilpa Kadam
(304) 766-3414
4605 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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

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