Paris Hilton, 41, a well-known American personality and businesswoman, began the year 2023 by giving birth to her first child with Carter Reum.
In this article, you’ll read:
- Paris Hilton and Carter Reum had welcomed their first baby boy via surrogacy
- What is surrogacy? facts and guidelines about it
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum have been dating since November 2019 and plan to marry in February 2021. Prior to their wedding, the Paris In Love star described Reum as her “perfect match,” and now, in 2023, the couple announces the birth of their first son via surrogacy.
Hilton shared the exciting news on Instagram Tuesday, with a close-up photo of the baby gripping her thumb. “You are already loved beyond words,” she wrote. Hilton has previously expressed her desire to have a child with Reum, 41.
During an interview in December, the Love Rush fragrance founder discussed the couple’s plans to have a baby after they married late last year, revealing that she and Reum began the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hilton stated that she and Reum have “been talking about kids since the beginning. Since the first couple, like, months of dating” and that the couple “would love to have twins.”
“I think that would be amazing,” the “Stars Are Blind” singer continued, adding that they would like “three or four” children in total.
What is surrogacy?
Surrogacy is the process or arrangement in which someone gives birth to another person. Those who are unable to have children can become parents through gestational surrogacy.
It’s a lengthy process that necessitates medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support system. Intended Parents are people who are considering surrogacy to have a child (IPs for short).
Embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic using IVF. The intended parents may use their own genetic material at times. An egg donor is sometimes required. 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, which will carry the baby to term.
Who might have surrogacy?
Surrogacy may be appropriate for women who have a medical condition that makes pregnancy and childbirth extremely difficult or dangerous. These are some examples:
- womb’s absence or malformation
- recurring miscarriage
- Repetitive failures of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
this is also the top choice for male/female same-sex couples who wants to start a family, and it can be used by single people.
The surrogacy process takes time, and specific steps must be taken to protect all parties involved. Following the intended parents’ selection of a surrogate, certain medical, psychological, and legal procedures must be followed.
This will include meeting with a psychologist, hiring an attorney to draft a contract, the surrogate reviewing the contract with her attorney, and being medically screened by the fertility clinic.
While most surrogates are motivated by a desire to help intended parents, they are compensated for their time and physical commitment to the process.
Other unavoidable costs associated with her expenses include medical care and other required medical and legal steps along the way.
Do surrogates use their own eggs for Surrogacy?
No, gestational carriers do not appear to have any genetic ties to the child(ren) they carry.
Surrogacy allows parents to have a genetically related child.
Despite the fact that they are unable to carry the pregnancy; the primary reason intended parents seek surrogacy is to have a child.
How does surrogacy work?
The surrogate serves as both the egg donor and the biological mother of the baby. She is carrying embryos created using sperm from either the intended father or a donor in a process.
It is known as intrauterine insemination (IUI). Full surrogacy or genetic surrogacy are other terms for this type of surrogacy.
Traditional surrogacy is now far less common than gestational surrogacy because it can be more legally and emotionally complicated.
The most common type of surrogacy today is gestational surrogacy, also known as partial surrogacy or host surrogacy. In fact, Southern Surrogacy only handles gestational surrogacy cases. How does gestational surrogacy work, though?
The surrogate (also known as the gestational carrier) in gestational surrogacy is not biologically related to the baby she is carrying. In vitro fertilization is used instead to create the embryo in the laboratory (IVF).
The intended mother’s (or donor’s) egg and the intended father’s (or donors) sperm may be used to create the embryo. At the fertility clinic, it is then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus.
Republished with permission from theAsianparent Singapore