Can a surrogate use her own eggs for egg donation01

Can a surrogate use her own eggs for egg donation?

There are two types of surrogacy. Costs differ in various types. Using own eggs or donor’s egg depends on different things.If intended parent’s sperm or eggs have severe problems that cannot be cured or one can’t reproduce at all, it’s possible to use donated eggs or donated sperms.

The donor’s personal and medical records must be verified in advance.If intended mother’s egg can be fertilized, her egg can be used in combination with a donated sperm.But in most cases at the first step, surrogacy takes place because of uterine problems.

These are medical consideration that only diagnosed by medical procedures.Surrogacy may have used by infertile couples or mothers with a serious health problem, for whom pregnancy would be potentially life-threatening or otherwise inadvisable.Also homosexual couples, single women or other people who, by any reason, prefer use an alternative way and not to get pregnant personally.

Egg donation is a process in which a fertile woman donates an egg, or oocyte, to another woman to help her conceive. It is a part of assisted reproductive technology, or ART.

Forms of surrogacy

There are two forms of surrogacy. In the first method, the surrogate mother’s own eggs are used to conceive the child. In the other method, intended mother’s eggs or another donor’s egg are used for the process.

In the second method, as a result, there’s no genetic relation between the surrogate mother and the child.

Traditional surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy refers to when a surrogate’s biological eggs are used to get pregnant and deliver the baby for another couple.

In this type of surrogacy, the surrogate would be genetically related to the baby.

Before IVF “in vitro fertilization”, the only possible way for surrogacy was traditional.

But now, parents may choose whether they want insemination by their own eggs and embryo or with surrogate mother’s eggs.

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is inseminated with the intended father’s sperm and gets pregnant, then carries and delivers the baby.

In this method, the fertilized eggs are her eggs. She is the child’s genetic mother.


Insemination process can be done both artificially and naturally.It also depends on medical condition. If intended parent’s embryo does not form and does not lead to insemination, there’s no way except traditional surrogacy.

Intended parents who cannot find an egg donor that they like, don’t want an anonymous donor or are looking to reduce the cost of their surrogacy, may choose traditional surrogacy.

Gestational surrogacy

In gestational surrogacy, process starts with implanting an embryo produced by IVF into the womb of the surrogate mother. In this way allegedly child has no genetic relation with surrogate mother.

Gestational surrogacy is a more complicated process which needs high tech equipment. It’s a newer method that has been used over past 30 years.

Gestational surrogacy is more expensive due to more medical appointments and noninvasive procedures.

Therefore, low-income intended parents may prefer traditional surrogacy.


Intended parents who don’t mind costs, often preferred gestational surrogacy. In general, it’s much more common within the fertility industry.

One main reason of this popularity is lack of genetic relations.

The surrogate is not genetically related to the baby so there are fewer legal and emotional issues involved.

It also works the best for intended parents who have remaining embryos from past IVF treatments. They can use those in a gestational surrogacy.

Many intended parents and surrogates can trust much more to this process.

How gestational surrogacy is done?

Gestational surrogacy has 3 main levels:

  1. Egg donation or egg retrieval

The intended parents choose an egg donor or the intended mother uses her own egg. The eggs are later retrieved during a short 30-minute procedure.

  1. Fertilization of the embryo

After the retrieving of eggs, they are fertilized with the intended father’s sperm to create embryos. Embryos can be frozen or immediately transfer.

  1. Transfer the embryo

The embryo transfer consists of a small procedure where the embryo(s) are placed into the surrogate’s uterus through a very fine transfer catheter. This is a low-risk procedure.

Regardless of the surrogacy type you choose; one important tip is the age of the egg donor.

No matter if it’s your own eggs, a known donor’s egg or the surrogate mother’s eggs but you should know that if you are using eggs over the age 35, it might take you longer to achieve pregnancy.

Monumental issue for choosing the type of surrogacy is genetic relations.

If the surrogate mother’s eggs are used for the process, apparently there will be a genetic link between her and the child.

It does not affect legal terms and she has no claim for the baby by any means, but it’ll be effective genetically, can be effective emotionally as well.

Surrogacy process Step-by-step

The Right Type of Surrogacy for You

If you care about having a child without any genetic bound with someone else, obviously you should go through gestational surrogacy.

If it’s not one of your concerns and you think after birth matters, not before that, you can choose traditional way.

Either way you choose, you need medical examinations and confirmation with your doctor.

Part of the decision depends on you as intended parents, but another part needs attentive medical procedures to see which way you are able to.

If you’re looking to become parents and confused which type fits you, don’t worry. Medical consultations simply help you to choose the right way.

In order to have a free consult with our medical doctors, just contact us. TebMedTourism team are always ready to answer you.

The consultant medical doctors of TebMedTourism Co. are at your service for free.

You may like to read : All about Surrogacy in Iran

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