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Surrogacy Greece

Mediterranean Fertility Institute and Surrogacy, Greece

Our institute prides itself in being amongst the few fertility institutes in the world which perform all aspects of surrogacy. Dr. Ioannis Giakoumakis and his team are experienced in helping patients in need of surrogacy treatment. Below you may find some information about surrogacy. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone or email.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for a couple who are unable to conceive or carry a child themselves. Usually the intended mother cannot conceive, or else carry a child to term, due to a medical problem . Common reasons why Intended Parents may look at surrogacy here at Mediterranean Fertility Centre are:

  • Recurrent miscarriage in spite of all possible treatment
  • Repeated failure of IVF treatment
  • Premature menopause often as a result of cancer treatment
  • A hysterectomy, oran absent or abnormal uterus

What are the types of surrogacy?

There are two types of surrogacy, “straight”and “host”.

Straight (or traditional) Surrogacy

Straight surrogacy is the simplest and least expensive method. Also known as artificial insemination, the surrogate mother uses an insemination kit to become pregnant using the intended father‟s semen. The baby will therefore be conceived using the surrogate‟s egg. Some people prefer to use a clinic for inseminations, but it can also happen at home and can therefore seem a more natural and less „medical‟ way of becoming pregnant than host surrogacy. This method of treatment is NOT allowed in Greece and therefore the Mediterranean Fertility Cente does not perform this kind of surrogacy.

Host (or Gestational) Surrogacy

Host surrogacy is when IVF is used, either with the eggs of the intended mother, or with donor eggs. The surrogate mother therefore does not use her own eggs, and is genetically unrelated to the baby. It is physically more complicated and considerably more expensive than straight surrogacy, and treatment always takes place in a fertility clinic. In essence, there are three stages:

  • Egg donation: the female IP, or the egg donor, undergo special procedures to extract a number of eggs
  • Fertilisation: the egg is fertilised with semen inthe laboratory
  • Transfer: the fertilised egg is transferred into the womb of the surrogate mother

At the Mediterranean Fertility Centre the fertilised egg can be transferred fresh into the surrogate mother either in a fresh or frozen cycle. During a fresh cycle the monthly cycles of the surrogate mother and the egg donor are synchronised with medications. In a frozen cycle only the surrogate mother received medication in order to prepare herself for embryo transfer.

Our Prices

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Cycle with own gametes from 1300€

Gametes Donation from 2600€