Story: Infertility and childlessness

Traditional surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby, which is her genetic child, for a couple because the intended mother cannot do so. The intended father provides the sperm. After having two children, and with the support of her husband, Amanda MacLeod has been a traditional surrogate twice. On both occasions she inseminated herself using a syringe. Amanda and her family remain in touch with both couples and their sons. Here, Amanda is 39 weeks pregnant with her last surrogate son.

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Rhonda Shaw, 'Infertility and childlessness - Overcoming infertility', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Rhonda Shaw, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Jan 2018