Gestational Carrier Program

If you are unable to carry a pregnancy to term because of problems with your uterus or the absence of a uterus, the Gestational Carrier Program at NYU Langone’s Fertility Center can work with you and a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate. 

A gestational carrier is a woman you select to carry your baby. Often a sister or friend is selected, but you may also consider selecting someone else. 

The Fertility Center is not involved in the selection of surrogates, nor with any financial and legal arrangements, if any, when a paid carrier is used. By law, the embryo transfer cannot take place in New York State if the surrogate is compensated. You can, however, work with our program affiliate in Greenwich, Conn. 

When working with a gestational carrier, an embryo created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) is implanted into the carrier’s uterus. Often your eggs and your partner’s or donor sperm can be used in the IVF process. If using your eggs is not an option, we can refer you to our Egg Donor Program

To learn more about our Gestational Carrier Program, call 212-263-8990 or email us at