Gestational Surrogacy


Uterine factor is a well recognized cause of infertility.  When a uterine problem is diagnosed to be severe and beyond repair (see below), couples may still conceive and have a child through gestational surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, embryos are conceived with IVF using the intended parents' eggs and sperm, and then transferred into the gestational carrier's (gestational surrogate) uterus. 

There are multiple indications for gestational surrogacy. Women who underwent a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for benign indications often have intact ovaries and thus may only conceive via IVF and gestational surrogacy. Patients diagnosed with an irreparable uterine anomaly (due to in-utero DES exposure or other congenital abnormality) and recurrent pregnancy loss, may have a successful outcome with gestational surrogacy. Similarly, women in whom a pregnancy may be contraindicated (history of hormone responsive cancer, severe cardiopulmonary compromise, poor prior obstetrical outcome...) are excellent candidates for surrogacy.  Additionally, gestational surrogacy, combined with egg donation, is a wonderful option for family building for gay men and couples.

The California Center for Reproductive Health is pleased to offer patients gestational surrogacy as an option to conceive. Prospective surrogates undergo a comprehensive history and physical evaluation at our Center to ensure safety for the pregnancy and surrogate. Additionally, every potential gestational carrier undergoes a thorough investigation of the uterine cavity prior to embryo transfer (sonohysterogram, hysterosalpingogram, and/or hysteroscopy), to confirm that embryos are being placed into a healthy environment.

Eliran Mor, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist located in Encino, Santa Monica, Valencia & West Hollywood, CA

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Doctor Mor received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Mor completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. Doctor Mor is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout his career Dr. Mor has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); emergency contraception; neuroendocrinology; insulin resistance; male factor infertility; donor sperm insemination; tubal factor infertility; IVF stimulation protocols; congenital uterine anomalies; tubal gamete/embryo transfer (GIFT/ZIFT/TET); pregnancy at advanced reproductive age; and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and continues to do so today. He is a member, in excellent standing, of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and remains a Clinical Instructor at USC.

Doctor Mor is one fertility expert who is constantly striving to stay on the cutting-edge of fertility treatments and human reproduction. In addition to monthly Journal Club meetings/publication review sessions and educational seminars/lectures, Dr. Mor attends at least two major Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility meetings each year in an effort to present his patients with the latest in innovative reproductive care. Only interventions that have been tested and validated through multiple good studies are adopted in Dr. Mor’s practice, in an effort to administer safe and effective treatments to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

A true “patients’ doctor,” Dr. Mor is and will be your physician throughout your fertility journey! All consultations, after-hour inquiries, pelvic examinations, ultrasound examinations, diagnostic procedures, assisted reproductive procedures (egg retrievals, embryo transfers...), and surgical procedures, if needed, will be performed by Dr. Mor. Involvement in every aspect of your fertility care and complete micromanagement of your treatment makes Dr. Mor your ideal partner in your path to becoming pregnant.

We invite you to join our family as we look to expand yours!

Doctor Mor is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility expert with extensive experience in the most advanced fertility treatments available. Under his leadership, CCRH has become renowned for superior reproductive care, receiving rave reviews year after year. The Center is a boutique practice with exceptionally personalized service, customized and individually-tailored to each person or couple's needs with unmatched results.

Great emphasis is placed on proper testing and accurate
diagnosis, allowing for safe and effective treatments to achieve the ultimate outcome – a healthy baby!

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The physicians and staff of the California Center for Reproductive Health are dedicated to patient education and care. The Center is affiliated with several prestigious medical societies and organizations aimed at educating both healthcare professionals and patients and at improving patient care. The following is a list of professional affiliations:

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