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4 things to consider when choosing a gestational carrier

On Behalf of | Mar 28, 2023 | Assisted Reproductive Technology

With the advancement of technology, couples with fertility issues have a vast range of solutions, including having a gestational carrier. North Dakota leads the nation in assisted reproduction technology (ART), allowing residents to create their dream families.

A gestational carrier is different from a surrogate in that the woman does not have any biological link to the child. They essentially carry the child for the intended parents.

If this is the route you want to take, here are four things to consider when choosing a gestational carrier.


You should go through the medical history of your chosen party and conduct other physical exams to obtain more information about their health. This helps you make the right moves. For instance, you may turn down a carrier with a particular condition or increase your budget to cover medical expenses should the issue occur during pregnancy. The second option may be practical if the condition can’t affect the pregnancy. 


Age is crucial when choosing a gestational carrier. You want to select someone in their reproductive age, perhaps 25 to 45. 

Pregnancy history

It will be best to learn about a carrier’s pregnancy history. You should inquire if they have had a successful term pregnancy and politely ask if they have had pregnancy complications before, such as a miscarriage. 


You should choose a gestational carrier who lives near you. It doesn’t have to be in the same neighborhood, but you should easily access their home. This will be crucial during pregnancy, as you will want to check up on them now and then, which can be challenging if they live in another town.

Assisted reproduction technology is and continues to bring smiles to many couples. However, you should have a binding gestational carrier agreement to ensure everyone is protected.