NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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gestational surrogate
(jeh-STAY-shuh-nul SER-uh-gut)
A woman who carries and gives birth to a baby for a person who is not able to have children. Eggs from an egg donor are fertilized in the laboratory with sperm from a sperm donor to make an embryo. The embryo is implanted in the uterus of the gestational surrogate, who carries the baby until birth. The gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the baby and is not the biological mother. Also called gestational carrier.