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Surrogacy Services Morgantown 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.

David Alan Bowlin
(304) 292-7316
900 Fairmont Rd
Westover, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Allison Bahar Alexander, MD
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1995

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Wanda Marie Hembree, MD
(304) 598-1111
1 Stadium Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Armond Bennett, MD
(304) 293-0285
PO Box 9203
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1961

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Rita Kay Payne
(304) 599-6811
1000 J D Anderson Dr Ste 402
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Heather Lee Mertz, MD
Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mohammed Ashraf
(304) 598-0141
200 Wedgewood Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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William Kent Hamilton, MD
(304) 692-4155
200 Wedgewood Dr Ste 201
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Wanda Hembree
(304) 598-4800
1 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas Frederick Harman, MD
(304) 599-6811
1000 J D Anderson Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Monongalia County General Hosp, Morgantown, Wv; W V University Hospital -Ruby, Morgantown, Wv
Group Practice: Partners IN Womens Health Care

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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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