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Giuliana and Bill Are Having a Baby! Here's What You Should Know About Surrogacy (Photos)

By shanaaborn |

Congratulations, Giuliana and Bill!

Friends and fans alike were thrilled to hear the news that Giuliana and Bill Rancic are expecting a baby after a long and difficult journey through infertility and Giuliana’s breast cancer treatments.

The couple also made the courageous choice to make public the news that they’re using a gestational surrogate. Surrogacy is a growing option for couples – more than 1,400 babies were born in the U.S. via this method – but it’s not a subject frequently discussed. In fact, experts think many more surrogate births go unreported.

To lift some of the mystery off surrogacy, tomorrow’s Giuliana & Bill episode on the Style network will be followed by a 30-minute special, Giuliana & Bill: Baby Dreams. The show will discuss the myths and facts about gestational carriers and follow couples who chose that option.

In the meantime, we rounded up some information about surrogacy – and some photos of other celebs who chose it – to give you a better idea of just what Giuliana and Bill had to go through to make their dreams come true.

Have a look!

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Giuliana and Bill Rancic Choose Surrogacy: Facts to Know

There are different types of surrogacy

In "traditional" surrogacy, the surrogate's eggs are used, making her the biological mother. "Gestational" surrogacy, the option used by Giuliana and Bill Rancic - as well as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban - uses the couple's own embryos, so the surrogate has no biological connection to the child.

 

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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About shanaaborn

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Shana Aborn is a writer and editor specializing in women's lifestyle issues. Formerly on staff at Ladies' Home Journal and MAMM, she is currently the managing editor of Life & Beauty Weekly. Read bio and latest posts → Read shanaaborn's latest posts →

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