NYULFC has been leading the way in New York City since we were founded, seeing the changes both social and technological that have made modern family building possible for all people undefined straight, gay, married, unmarried, partnered or single undefined to achieve the dream of parenthood. Building a family via Gestational Carrier (commonly known as a gestational surrogate or surrogate mother) introduces many variables, including the donor gamete selection process (if using donor eggs or sperm), legal and financial agreements, and the concept of future disclosure to offspring. Our team is here to help guide you through the process. Your dedicated care team will include your physician, our donor tissue specialists, a genetic counselor, a psychologist, several nurses, coordinators, and medical and administrative assistants, all of whom are here to help you navigate every step of your journey to parenthood.
A gestational surrogate (sometimes referred to as a gestational carrier or surrogate mother) is a woman who agrees to become pregnant by receiving an embryo transfer from an individual or couple who created an embryo using their own gametes (undefinedautologous IVFundefined), donor eggs, donor sperm, or some combination of autologous and donor tissue.
Patients arriving at NYULFC are first evaluated by a reproductive endocrinologist who will formulate a customized treatment plan unique to each individual or couple. If you are unable to carry a pregnancy for any reason, NYU Langone Fertility Center can work with you to identify a gestational surrogate to carry your baby.
Gestational surrogacy may be recommended for individuals or couples who:
In a compensated Gestational Surrogacy cycle, the gestational surrogate receives financial compensation in exchange for carrying the pregnancy. In an altruistic Gestational Surrogacy cycle, the surrogate mother does not receive any financial compensation in exchange for carrying the pregnancy.
Here is a step by step guide to the Gestational Surrogacy process at NYULFC for a compensated Gestational Surrogacy cycle:
Here is a step by step guide to the Gestational Surrogacy process at NYULFC for an altruistic Gestational Surrogacy cycle:
New York State law allows both compensated and altruistic gestational carrier cycles. Patients who require the services of a paid gestational carrier are now able to create embryos at NYULFC and subsequently transfer their embryos at our clinic.
Pricing for a gestational carrier cycle at NYULFC can be broken down as follows:
Please note the above is intended as a guide, your unique care plan will determine all applicable cycle fees. Fees listed above do not include the cost of fertility medications, anesthesia, or products and services provided by third parties, including gestational carrier agencies. Agency fees are subject to the agency and will be paid directly to the agency.
A gestational carrier gets pregnant via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). An embryo is created using the egg/sperm of the intended parent and/or a donor. Once an embryo is created, the embryo is transferred to the gestational carrier in a separate procedure called an
Prior to any embryo transfer into a gestational surrogate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates extensive screening for both the sperm and egg source, involving a questionnaire, physical exam, and blood tests. The gestational surrogate must also pass a physical and psychological examination.
No. When using a gestational carrier there is no genetic link between the gestational carrier and the baby. Using a gestational carrier is different from traditional surrogacy (where the surrogate mother who carries the pregnancy is also the egg donor) as the gestational carrier does not contribute to the genetic makeup of the child.
At NYU Langone Fertility Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional clinical care to help them build their families. Our first job is to support you, so please bring all your questions to our team of world-class specialists for an introductory consultation.