NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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gestational carrier
(jeh-STAY-shuh-nul KAYR-ee-er)
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 carrier, who carries the baby until birth. The gestational carrier is not genetically related to the baby and is not the biological mother. Also called gestational surrogate.