“Giuliana & Bill” are having a baby through a gestational carrier after several failed attempts at invitro fertilization and then the devastating news of her breast cancer. Now they will be having their own baby with the help of a gestational carrier. A gestational carrier is not the same as a surrogate because this person will be carrying Bill and Giuliana’s embryo or embryos.
This episode tells the story about other people who have had their babies through gestational carriers and their feelings. Actress Elizabeth Banks is one of those people as well as; Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
Two women who have been gestational carriers/surrogates were interviewed. They were Kristin and Vickie. Both just wanted to do something good for someone else. They both had children of their own and a uterus they did not need at the time. They talked about how much they enjoyed doing this for people who just cannot have children of their own.
They also talked to couples, who like “Giuliana & Bill” had fertility issues. One couple dealt with cancer, another was a gay couple who were married. The organizations involved in this process do thorough screening of the couples and the gestational carriers.
The Rancics were so fortunate to have a gestational carrier who was all set to go for another couple, but they got pregnant on their own and no longer needed the carrier.
When Kristin was pregnant with twins for the straight couple, she had a few near misses with early labor. But the day came to deliver the babies and both couples were in attendance for the birth of the twin girls. Kristin’s husband was in tears because he knew how happy the other couple was.
Vickie was the carrier for the gay couple’s daughter. All did not go so well, because the baby was born with a fractured clavicle and remained in the neo-natal intensive care unit. She is fine now and they are an amazing family. Both couples embrace the surrogate mothers and plan to have them as part of their families forever.
Another instance of surrogacy happened to two sisters. When several IVF treatments failed, a couple felt hopeless until the wife’s sister who had two children of her own, offered to carry their embryos. Now the former childless couple is parents of twins. Just when “Giuliana & Bill” will be having their baby is something fans are waiting; as is the lucky couple and the lucky baby or babies!