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Surrogacy Services Iowa City IA

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.

Kimberly C Naruko-Stewart
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kara J Stirling
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Margaret Alice Smollen, MD
(319) 337-3193
2 Cherry Ln NE
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hosp, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Obstetric & Gynecologic Assoc

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Arthur George Spector, MD
(617) 665-2800
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kay Lawhon Hawkins, MD
(704) 296-4800
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1983

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Roger Alan Williamson, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kristi E Chang
(319) 384-6657
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lori J Day
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas E Buekers
(319) 356-3605
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Jennifer M R Niebyl, MD
(319) 356-1976
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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