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could I be a surrogate in my 40s?

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ilovedaddypig Tue 19-Jul-11 16:27:50

Just that really. Could I be a surrogate for my sister in a few years, given that I turn 40 next year, or would we be laughed out of town for making the suggestion?

crazynanna Tue 19-Jul-11 16:30:06

Don't know the answer,ilovedaddypig,but just want to say what a wonderful thing to do <smothers OP in admiration>

ilovedaddypig Tue 19-Jul-11 16:34:04

Aw, shucks grin I have to say, there's no-one else on this earth I'd do it for... but i've had two pretty healthy pregnancies and births myself and can't imagine her never experiencing being a mum.

crazynanna Tue 19-Jul-11 16:36:10

<slightly in love with ilovedaddypig> grin

crazynanna Tue 19-Jul-11 16:36:58

<slightly in love with ilovedaddypig> grin

crazynanna Tue 19-Jul-11 16:38:04

so in love,in fact,I posted twice blush

ilovedaddypig Tue 19-Jul-11 16:39:39


wonka Tue 19-Jul-11 16:51:46

This might be useful Surrogacy UK

AllyZ Tue 19-Jul-11 18:05:01

Yes it should be fine. You are using her eggs or donor eggs I assume? All you really need then is your uterus and the ability to build the lining up with the help of injections/pills (a menstrual cycle basically). So it should be possible to be a surrogate until you hit menopause!

OddBoots Tue 19-Jul-11 18:10:12

If you are using viable eggs you can be a host surrogate at any time of life (even after menopause) provided you are in good general health and have no problems with your uterus.

ilovedaddypig Tue 19-Jul-11 21:32:38

Wow, thanks for the replies - Wonka, I will check out that link - it's very early days thinking about this but I didn't want to get carried away if my age would simply rule me out. It would be her eggs and she is a fair bit younger than me so I assume that would be in our favour.

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