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Surrogacy Services Lexington SC

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.

Stacy Lee Smithson, MD
(803) 359-3236
1404 W Main St
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: South Lake Ob-Gyn

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William A Potts, MD FACS
(803) 957-4413
131 W Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(buffalo)
Graduation Year: 1944

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Freddie Reynolds, MD
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: South Lake Ob-Gyn

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Philip A LeVin
(803) 798-7660
3020 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Allyson Jones
(803) 254-9461
2728 Sunset Boulevard #201
West Columbia, SC
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Freddie Reynolds
(803) 359-3236
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eliseo Ricardo Puig, MD
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.James Estes
(803) 936-8100
2728 Sunset Boulevard #201
West Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Gail F Whitman Elia, MD
(803) 939-1515
2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 305
West Columbia, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc; Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Advanced Fertility & Rprdctv

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Kathryn Lohr Moore, MD
(803) 732-0142
10 Woodcross Dr
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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