But what does getting a surrogate actually entail? First of all, while the term is often applied broadly, a true “surrogate” pregnancy uses the surrogate’s own eggs to create an embryo. It’s likely Kim is actually interested in a gestational carrier, who will carry an embryo created from her own eggs and Kanye’s sperm during IVF. That embryo is then transferred to the gestational carrier.
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