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Surrogacy Services Saint Louis MO

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.

Stacey L Clancy, MD
(314) 965-6033
10345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Probst & Behm Ob/Gyn Services
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Emily S Jungheim
(314) 286-2400
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bernard Anthony Marshall, MD
(314) 454-6051
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ernst Rudolf Friedrich, MD
(801) 531-9512
4911 Barnes Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Univ Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo

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Rebecca Ann Brooks
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Lisa Marie Bernhard, MD
(314) 454-8135
4921 Parkview Pl Fl 5
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jade Dominique James
(314) 367-5820
5471 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nicole Ann Hoenicke, MD
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1995

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Anthony Shanks
(314) 747-1565
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Klaus J Staisch, MD
(314) 362-7135
5560 Enright Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Freien Univ Berlin, Berlin
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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