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Jimmy Fallon Welcomes Baby Girl Via Gestational Surrogate
a blog by Kim Griffiths, August 10, 2013
Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon, may be a proud new papa but the road to fatherhood was nothing short of bumpy.
In an interview with Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, Fallon revealed that he and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, ran the gamut of fertility treatments and ultimately enlisted the assistance of a surrogate for building their family.
“My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things; we had a surrogate,” Fallon revealed.
Gestational surrogacy involves in vitro fertilization (IVF), where the eggs of the intended mother (or an egg donor) are retrieved, fertilized with sperm in the lab, and transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier. Another type of third party reproduction, traditional surrogacy, uses the eggs of the gestational surrogate as well (rather than those of the intended mother or a donor). However, traditional surrogacy is much more legally complex and is not performed in certain states.
The couple decided to keep the pregnancy private and to surprise friends, family, and the media with the unexpected birth of their first child. “We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody. It’d be just more fun if it’s just private between me and my wife. And then we get to introduce her to everybody."
Fallon and Juvonen welcomed a baby girl, Winnie Rose Fallon, on July 23rd.
To find out more information about gestational surrogacy or to begin working with a clinic or agency that can help you build your family through surrogacy, contact Fertility Authority's Patient Care Advocates at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To chat with other men and women undergoing the surrogacy process, sign up at FertileThoughts.com and visit the Surrogacy Forum.