Become a Gestational Surrogate
Gestational surrogacy (also known as host or full surrogacy) takes place when an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology is implanted in a surrogate, sometimes called a gestational carrier. Gestational surrogacy may take a number of forms, but in each form the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate:
- the embryo is created using the intended father’s sperm and the intended mother’s eggs. The resulting child is genetically related to both intended parents.
- the embryo is created using the intended father’s sperm and a donor egg where the donor is not the surrogate. The resulting child is genetically related to the intended father.
- the embryo is created using the intended mother’s egg and donor sperm. The resulting child is genetically related to the intended mother.
- a donor embryo is implanted in a surrogate. Such an embryo may be available when others undergoing IVF have embryos left over, which they donate to others. The resulting child is genetically unrelated to the intended parent.
Gestational Surrogate Requirement
Surrogacy is a serious responsibility. By agreeing to become a surrogate mother, you are offering to give your time, your energy, and your own body. The decision to help someone less fortunate than yourself begin a family attests to your personal compassion, to your sense of dignity, and to your deep and abiding generosity.
While the journey may be difficult at first, being a surrogate mother has its rewards. Of course, there is the financial compensation for inconveniences and risk. Many past surrogates, however, have found that the greatest reward they experience is the sense of pride bordering on awe at the service which they have been able to provide. Through surrogacy, you are allowing another young, hopeful family to experience the miracle of life. There are few experiences that compare to being a surrogate mother.
- The health of both mother and child during the progress of the surrogacy is of the highest concern, which means a certain amount of responsibility is being placed upon the surrogate’s shoulders.
- You must maintain a clean and healthy environment for yourself, and for the sake of the health of the child you are carrying.
- With that being said, Newlife conceptual takes pride in advocating the highest standards of care and consideration at every step of the way. To that end, we partner only with consistent organizations clinics which are able to meet our exhaustive specifications for quality, reliability, and results.
Process for Gestational Surrogacy?
Your medical process will include three main stages: a medical screening by an IVF physician, getting pregnant through embryo implantation at an IVF facility, and pregnancy and delivery care provided by your obstetrician.
- In-Person Medical Screening: Your Screening can take as much as two months after you apply to our program. You’ll also have a physical examination,, trans-virginal scan and blood draw, as well as a psychological interview and drug testing. If Married your partner will also be tested.
- Getting Pregnant: Once we receive medical and psychological clearance and a match is confirmed, the legal phase begins. After contracts are signed between you and the intended parents, we will work with you and an IVF doctor to create a calendar with tentative embryo transfer dates. Your first pregnancy test will take place 15 days after the embryo transfer. At week 10 of your pregnancy, you’ll be released to your personal obstetrician.
- Pregnancy and Delivery: To ensure you’ll never feel alone, we provide specialists, who will know and understand your personal situation. From appointment reminders to payment coverage, we’ll help you through the practical and emotional sides. When your delivery date gets close, we will create a birth plan to send to your hospital and the intended parents.
Thanks to our esteemed standards, the following list is an accurate and thorough representation of those factors which are taken into consideration when we review an application from a prospective surrogate mother.
- Age between 25-39 years old.
- BMI between 18-32.
- A non-smoker living in a non-smoking home.
- No history of clinical mental illness.
- Must have given birth to and be raising at least one child.
- Must have had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries.
- No history of criminal activity.
- A stable, responsible lifestyle.