25 minutes | Aug 19, 2020

When Your Mother Births Your Baby: A Modern Family Story

On this episode of the Pregnantish Podcast, Andrea explores a chapter of her own family building story: gestational surrogacy. Contrary to popular belief, this process is still somewhat rare, with approximately 750 gestational surrogacy births a year in the United States. Unlike traditional surrogacy, which is less common today, gestational surrogacy occurs when the surrogate is not genetically related to the embryo she is carrying. The "Intended Parents" have undergone IVF, with their own genetic material (or potentially a donor egg or sperm), to produce an embryo that will be transferred into the gestational carrier's uterus. On "When Your Mother Births Your Baby" Andrea sits down with Julie Loving and Breanna Lockwood, a mother and daughter who are expecting a baby in November. If that sounds unusual...it is! There are few cases where a mother is in the right shape to deliver a baby for her child. Tune in to hear why Breanna, who was only 26 when she started trying to conceive, got to the point where she needed to find a surrogate, how her mother got involved, all the misconceptions they've faced as they've gone public (and viral!) with their family story, and how they're dealing with all of the unknowns around a pregnancy and delivery during a worldwide pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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