In light of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s alleged surrogacy contract following the news that a natural pregnancy isn’t an option for the famous couple, Vogue gets a grip on the basics and answers all your surrogacy-related questions.
Lottie is the beauty & lifestyle associate of British Vogue
What is surrogacy?
According to Surrogacy UK, surrogacy can be broken down into two main types; “host or gestational surrogacy” and “traditional surrogacy”. Host surrogacy is most commonly what people are referring to when they speak of surrogacy and involves IVF to induce pregnancy in the surrogate using the egg of the intended mother or a donor egg. (This means that the surrogate has no genetic link to the baby.) In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate uses an insemination kit to become pregnant using the intended father’s semen and her own egg.
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Host surrogacy has three stages to it; egg donation, fertilisation and transfer. The first stage - egg donatcontinue reading