Definition of gestational carrier in US English:

gestational carrier


  • A woman who has a fertilized egg from another woman implanted in her womb, so as to bear a child on behalf of the other woman.

    ‘she recently offered to be a gestational carrier for her sister’
    ‘their little boy, born via gestational carrier, weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces’
    • ‘Egg donor mares need to be at the same point in their reproductive cycle as gestational carriers.’
    • ‘This embryo is then introduced into the womb of a surrogate mother or gestational carrier.’
    • ‘Gestational carriers have no genetic relation to the baby.’
    • ‘It is said that the couple are planning to use the same gestational carrier for baby number 2.’
    • ‘She struggled to conceive, so turned to a gestational carrier.’