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Gestaional Vs. Traditional

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:08 AM

What makes surrogate mothers choose gestational over traditional?
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

It comes down to a personal choice and what the person can emotionally handle. Do you want to be half related to the child or no relation at all.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

For me it was 2 things

1. I was too old when I decided to do this
2. There was no way I could give away a child I was biologicaly related to. Your head has to be in the right place to do it and I knew I couldn't. It takes a super special person to be able to do it.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

My tubes are tied so for me the decision was already made.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

There are many things to consider, but it all comes down to a personal reason of why we end up going the route we do.
For me, being half related never runs through my head. I am done having kids of my own, therefor I am done with my eggs. They are just going to waste in my opinon. So, why not save myself, body and the family, a ton of hassle and money.?
Its much cheaper, and easier to do TS. Its drug free! Needle free! And has a higher chance of success.
SO that plus many other factors make it black and white to me. I am a TS.
I love my decision and would never have done it different. I love looking at my surro children and seeing bits of me in them, or my kids. It makes me feel like I really did give a piece of me to help someone else be as happy as I am being a parent.
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