Choosing a surrogate is a hard decision for many women since everyone desires to carry their own baby. The inability to carry a child comes from various issues, some of which you cannot control. However, if you can conceive a child, you can have your baby with the help of another woman in a process called gestation surrogacy. Newport Beach gestational surrogacy provides a path to parenthood for women who are unable to carry a pregnancy.
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What is the meaning of gestation surrogacy?
This process helps women have a child through other women. Surrogacy is possible via in vitro fertilization (IVF), which transfers your embryo to the womb of another woman.
What is an IFV?
This is a procedure used to create an embryo, which then transfers to another woman’s womb. During IVF, your doctor collects the eggs and sperm of your partner and fertilizes them in a lab. Soon after, the embryo goes into the womb of a surrogate for development.
What situations require a surrogate?
Women who have fertility issues are good candidates for having surrogates. Other situations that could force you to pick a surrogate include:
- Labor complications during previous pregnancies
- Uterine diseases and issues
- Same-sex male marriages
- Personal choice
How should you select a surrogate?
Selecting a surrogate boils down to personal choice, as you can pick a close friend or a family member. Surrogates can also come from established networks that carry out the services for a price. You should also consider the legal, financial, and medical issues before and after selecting a surrogate. OC Fertility® can help you navigate the medical aspect with its screening services.
What considerations should you take for picking the right surrogate?
Firstly, you will need a good relationship with your potential surrogate. If you plan to pick an agency, you should have background checks on the agency and the surrogate mothers available. After you have made your selection, you must consider the mother’s health history and current health state to rule out any complications during pregnancy. OC Fertility® suggests that you also consider a mental health expert for your candidate to help them cope during pregnancy.
Should you worry about DNA transfer to the baby
Surrogates do not pass their DNA to the baby if you had your doctor fertilize the eggs before implantation. The only contribution the surrogate makes is that of carrying your child for the duration of the pregnancy. The placenta is the separating factor between the surrogate mother and your child, which means during the nine months, no DNA strand or blood can move from your child to the mother and vice versa.
Surrogacy helps women with reproductive health issues give birth. However, the process is tiresome and long to accomplish. OC Fertility® can help you navigate all the hustle and finally help you get your bundle of joy. Call the clinic or book your appointment online to have a team that will walk you through the journey of having a surrogate.