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gestate

[′je‚stāt]
(embryology)
To carry the young in the uterus from conception to delivery.
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What is common to both cases, by virtue of biology and the limitations of technology, is that the woman always gestates, and hence always does the reproductive labor that results in the acquisition of title.
In the simplest of surrogacy cases, an individual or couple (the contracting or intending parents)(21) contracts with a fertile woman (the surrogate mother) who agrees to be artificially inseminated, often with the contracting parent's sperm, to gestate and deliver the fetus, and to terminate her parental rights at birth.
CHANGE 571, 571 (1992) (explaining that most state laws do not address whom to assign motherhood when one woman provides the ovum, the other gestates and births the child, and both attempt to claim motherhood).