When a couple fails to conceive with other assisted reproductive technologies, they can go for surrogacy. There are many couples, who failed to have a child due to medical or sexual issues, which are not curable through other means. They can hire surrogate mothers, who can give birth to their babies with help of assisted reproductive technology. Surrogate mothers can give birth to the child of concerned couple either formed through their own gamete or by using donated sperms and eggs through IVF.
To make the process of surrogacy legal and authentic, a legal agreement is made between the couple and the surrogate mother. This legal agreement with the surrogate mother declares consent of the surrogate for taking part in this process and gives birth to their baby and the authority of the baby, which lies with the couple, who are the genetic parents of the child.
Surrogacy can be of two types - gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.
In this type of surrogacy, the surrogate mother will nurture embryo created by IVF treatment in her womb and give birth to the child of the couple, who are genetic parents of the child. The baby is usually genetically different from surrogate mother. Gestational surrogacy is also known as gestational carriers.
This type of surrogacy involves eggs of the surrogate mother, who gives birth to a child naturally, hence is genetically related to the surrogate mother.
In this procedure, the couple needs to hire a surrogate mother. The surrogate mother will get embryo developed with sperm and eggs of the couple, in her womb and will deliver it after it grows naturally. Couples having poor quality of eggs or sperm can also go for donor eggs or sperm for surrogacy.
To begin the program, couples have to register with us. After registration, we provide a Gestational Surrogate for the treatment cycle of the couple. Best surrogate is a blood relative of the recipient mother. But there are couples, who are not able to find such surrogates. We help them to find surrogates, who are voluntarily ready to give their womb on hire to give birth to the couple’s baby. We recruit surrogates for our patients after thorough screening. We provide our patients a suitable surrogate as per specifications provided by them.
We screen all the surrogates thoroughly. They undergo hormonal screening as well as screening for infectious diseases. We also check them for any medical or genetic condition. Their psychological screening is also done. We prefer surrogates between 21-35 years of age, who are married and has given birth to healthy child. Divorced or widows who have given birth to healthy babies are also considered.
Embryo(s) transferred into the surrogate’s womb may be fresh or frozen. After embryo transfer, we take good care of the surrogate, so that your baby is taken care of throughout pregnancy.
When Should One Opt for Surrogacy
Some of the medical reasons, which may compel a couple to go for surrogacy, are listed below.
- Weakness or failure of the womb (uterus) to carry the baby
- Continuous loss of pregnancy or repeated miscarriages
- Repeated failures of IVF treatment
- Sexual disorders
- Failure of all other methods of assisted reproduction
The couples who really want a baby through surrogacy can contact us. We are one of the best and renowned infertility clinic offering surrogacy services.