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Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban' Second Daughter Faith Margaret Was Born Via Gestational Surrogacy, And It Differs From Traditional One

Date October 22, 2019 15:59

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban surprised fans when they announced the birth of their daughter Faith, their child born via a gestational carrier in 2011.

Nicole Kidman and gestational surrogacy

Kidman has since spoken openly about her ups and downs with fertility.

Interestingly, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban also has a 10-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose born in 2008. Kidman credited her first daughter's unexpected appearance to swimming in the waters of a small Australian Outback town during the filming of "Australia".

She and six other women became pregnant after swimming in Kununurra.

Still, it didn't help her to conceive a child naturally later.

Because of Kidman's health problems and multiple miscarriages, the couple decided to use a gestational carrier. But who is that and what it gestational surrogacy?

The difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy

Well, in gestational surrogacy, the child is not biologically related to the surrogate mother, who is often referred to as a gestational carrier. Instead, the embryo is created via in vitro fertilization (IVF), using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors, and is then transferred to the surrogate.

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Likewise, there are traditional surrogates which are often intermixed with gestational surrogate.

Traditional surrogates are women who use their own egg and are artificially inseminated by the intended fathers or donor sperm. The surrogate mother carries the baby, delivers that baby and then gives that baby to the parents to raise. The traditional surrogate mother is the baby’s biological mother because it’s her egg that was fertilized by the intended father’s sperm.

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Surrogacy gives people a chance to be happy

Nowadays gestational surrogacy is used for most of the surrogacy cycles in the USA. Yet, in both situations the baby is carried to term and then the baby is released to the intended parents for them to raise as their child.

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All in all, surrogacy is an exciting way for hopeful parents to expand their families and experience all of the joys and challenges of raising a child. It gives people hope, love and a whole range of new emotions. There is nothing bad or wrong about surrogacy and multiple celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban prove it!

Happiness is the point and we believe everyone deserves to feel it!


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