Gestational Carrier

  • Pravin Patel
  • Manish Banker


Gestational carrier is increasingly used as a treatment option for infertile women who do not have a uterus, who have a history of poor pregnancy outcomes, who are advised not to carry a pregnancy, or for same sex couples or for single men. Numerous medical, ethical, legal, and social issues are involved in gestational carrier cycles, particularly in instances when the commissioning couple and the carrier live in different countries and when use of donor gametes is also involved. Treatment involves appropriate counseling of all concerned parties regarding the entire process, including their rights, duties, and potential complications, thorough medical screening, signing of all consent forms, ensuring legal compliance, signing of detailed contracts between the parties, ovarian stimulation of the genetic mother, medical preparation of the carrier, ovulation induction, oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer, care of the carrier during pregnancy and at delivery, and handing over the child after birth with genetic finger printing if desired.


Embryo Transfer Oocyte Retrieval Donor Oocyte Donor Gamete Estradiol Valerate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EndoscopyNova IVI Fertility and Pulse Women’s HospitalAhmedabadIndia

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