Penn Fertility Care

Gestational Carriers

While Penn Fertility Care does not provide gestational carriers, we have extensive experience working with patients who are in need of a gestational carrier. We work closely with agencies, legal experts, and psychosocial counselors to accommodate our patients' needs.

Gestational carriers are another option available to patients who cannot conceive or carry a baby.  Gestational carriers carry a baby through the pregnancy for another person. In vitro fertilization is used to facilitate the pregnancy and can be done with the patient's eggs, sperm with donor eggs, donor embryos, or donor sperm.

Penn Fertility Care provides in vitro fertilization, egg donation and donor embryo services. The carrier is often a close friend or relative of the patient or the patient selects the carrier with the assistance of a lawyer or gestational carrier agency. The third party's assistance is limited to the reproductive process and does not involve raising the child.

Assisted reproduction involving a third party requires additional considerations including medical, financial and legal issues. It may not be a traditional method to have a baby, but gestational carrier services have helped to build families around the world.