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Surrogacy Services Richmond VA

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.

Catherine Nichols, MD
(804) 828-9270
401-09 N 11th St
Richmond, VA
Business
VCU Womens Health
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bruce Clifford Rowe, MD
(804) 358-5547
425 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael Quintel Smith, MD
(804) 353-4266
1835 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1985

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Laura Karen Pendlebury, MD
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 2001

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Catherine Ann Matthews, MD
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997

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Susan Dausch, MD
(804) 282-9479
7603 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA
Business
West End Obstetrics & Gynecology PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Philip Fleming, MD
(505) 722-1000
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1977

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Harry Willis Royal, MD
(804) 648-1601
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1966

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Malinda Adell Brooks, MD
(804) 358-1555
1805 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Duncan Campbell Mac Ivor, MD
(804) 359-0101
1515 West Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Chippenham & Johnston-Willis H, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Chesterfield Family Practice

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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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