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PIECING TOGETHER THE SURROGACY PUZZLE… SINGLETON OR TWINS?

The first piece of the surrogacy puzzle is whether intended parents (IPs) want a singleton or twins! Emotionally, I have twins and if I could I would have twins again, but we had a relatively stress-free pregnancy and birth. We were lucky as this is not always the case.

I interviewed Georges Sylvestre MD, a very well respected High-Risk Pregnancy obstetrician based in the US, about his opinions on singleton vs twins. Dr Sylvestre has 20+ years of experience in the field, and just happens to be a gay dad via surrogacy.

RW: Why do you think most IPs want twins?

GS: Having kids via surrogacy is SOOO expensive that it sounds logical to have a single journey with twins that costs less than two singleton journeys. We’re also attracted by the somewhat higher pregnancy rates per cycle for two vs. one embryo. You also think: “what’s the big deal? Most twins do well anyway”.

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