Ask the Docs: IVF & Surrogacy


On June 28, 2022, Dr. John Fratterelli and Dr. Emily Goulet hosted a Facebook live session entitled: “IVF and Surrogacy,” with special guest Paige Blose.

Paige is a mom of two, 3x gestational surrogate, human resources professional, and on the board of directors for a local non-profit animal rescue. She has carried for straight, gay, local, and international couples and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community.

During this session, the following was discussed:
What is a surrogate/gestational carrier?
Who chooses surrogacy and who chooses to become a surrogate?
Are there certain requirements surrogates need to have?
Can you have a family member/friend become your surrogate?
What does a potential surrogate need to go through to be considered?
What surrogate agencies are here in HI?
How do surrogates become pregnant?
How long is the surrogacy process?
Is there compensation for surrogacy?
Pros/cons of being a surrogate?
How did surrogacy impact your own family?
For more information, please call our office at 808-545-2800 to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, or visit our website https://www.ivfcenterhawaii.com/. Our initial new patient consultations can now be done from the comfort of your own home. Helping to Create New Beginnings….

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