Hello. My sister has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and is going to have a hysterectomy. We have discussed it, and I would like to carry a baby for her using her eggs and her husbands sperm. I live near Ottawa Ontario and she lives in Calgary AB. I was wondering what the first step would be, and who we should call to get this process started before it is too late.
Hello C. from Canada,
I am sorry to hear about your sister, but the good news is that we do have the technology to help her have a child in exactly the way you mention. It is called IVF (in vitro fertilization) with surrogate. Your sister needs to contact an IVF center immediately. They will then have several options: the eggs can be removed to be fertilized and used later, or she could go through the IVF cycle completely and the fresh embryos placed directly into your uterus. In either case, you would be the surrogate. An IVF cycle will take two weeks minimum, so she will need to do this quickly, before her surgery. With ovarian cancer, you don't want to delay much.