Frequently Asked Questions
An embryo will be generated in a fertility clinic lab via IVF, and a fertility clinic doctor will then transfer it to the surrogate's uterus.
However, for the surrogate, this pregnancy will be completely different from her previous pregnancies in a number of ways. This time around she'll be needed to take a carefully timed series of medications to prepare for that embryo transfer, be monitored more closely than she would with a 'traditional' pregnancy, and more.
In surrogacy, no the mother is not related to the child.
There are many screening processes that the surrogate has to go through, as these tests are there for the protection of the surrogate herself, as well as to protect intended parents and any resulting children.
All physical, social, legal, and emotional requirements must be met to qualify for becoming a surrogate. The specifics of these criteria can differ based on the state and the surrogacy specialist.
Yes. Intended parents are routinely checked for the safety of surrogates and children. There are a number of standards that must be completed by intending parents. Their outcomes will determine whether or not they are ready to begin the surrogacy process.
When discussing the surrogacy process, there are a lot of acronyms and reproductive jargon, as well as a lot of terms that people aren't familiar with. Some of these terms are synonyms, and people just prefer to use one over the other.
It usually takes 10 to 11 months from the time a person begins the process to the moment the baby is born. There are a variety of factors that will influence this, including the amount of time spent waiting for a surrogacy match, the length of time it takes for the surrogate to become pregnant, and more. Here's a good breakdown of the average experience in terms of time.
Children born via surrogacy or IVF-conceived show no physical difference from anyone else. People frequently wonder if surrogacy babies will suffer any mental or emotional consequences. The answer appears to be contingent on whether or not the parents keep the child's past hidden from him. Early disclosure of the surrogacy to the child has been demonstrated to result in children who are as well-adjusted as anyone else.
No, selecting your child's gender is against Indian Law.
A surrogate's selection and evaluation can take up to 15-20 days. The treatment will take about another 15 days. The pregnancy test results are assessed 12-15 days following the transfer.
The number of embryos transferred during surrogacy determines how many children are born. Surrogacy attempts to keep this to a minimum by only transplanting one or two of the finest embryos. Better grading methods, blastocyst culture, and preimplantation genetic screening can all help with this.
Genetic testing (PGS) of embryos is required before the next transfer for patients who have failed with self-embryos in surrogacy.