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Surrogacy Services Los Lunas NM

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.

Norah Elizabeth Walsh, MD
(505) 865-3373
111 Sandoval Rd SW
Los Lunas, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

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Steven Anthony Komadina
(505) 893-2840
4801 Mcmahon Blvd Nw
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Tushar P Dandade
(505) 462-8800
4100 High Resort Blvd Se
Rio Rancho, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alan Waxman
(505) 272-2245
4th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lawrence Morrow Cullum, MD
(505) 726-6839
1900 Redrock Dr
Gallup, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1967

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Milton Godinez, MD
(505) 873-7400
2001 El Centro Familiar Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Charles Caperton
(505) 224-7474
201 Cedar St SE # S-120
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Krista M Wills
(505) 563-6381
201 Cedar St Se Ste 507
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephanie Ann Hedstrom, MD
101 Hospital Loop NE Ste 106
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Amy Garcia
(505) 224-7880
201 Cedar Street SE #505
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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