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Surrogacy Services Tucson AZ

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.

Dr. Cynthia Funckes
(520) 269-6333
1500 N. Wilmot
Tucson, AZ
Business
Sierra OBGYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross, Great-West, TriCare, United, AARP, AHCCCS, CareMore, Cigna, HealthNet, PacificCare, Humana, MercyCare, Medicare,
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Tucson Medical Center
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1978
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Ellen Marie Paige, MD
329 W Franklin St
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1988

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Amy L Mitchell
(520) 694-6010
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Heather Gilbert
(520) 694-6010
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Umc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Hector C Streeter Prieto, MD
(520) 626-6591
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ellen Marie Paige
(520) 884-5249
329 W Franklin St
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jesssica Evelyn Byron
(520) 621-4801
1224 E Lowell St
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Walker Hawes Campbell, MD
(919) 734-3344
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kathryn L Reed, MD
(520) 626-6174
1501 N Campbell Ave Rm 8408
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Tucson, Az
Group Practice: University Physicians University Of Arizona

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Jessica Moreno
(520) 694-6010
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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