SIU OB/GYN Faculty

Women under age 42 and ovulating, but for whom pregnancy is inadvisable or not possible, may wish to consider having a surrogate host carry their genetic child. Circumstances include health problems, recurrent miscarriages, absence of the uterus due to hysterectomy or being born without a uterus. Following IVF of the couple’s eggs and sperm, the couple’s biological embryos are placed in the uterus of the surrogate host.