Surrogacy is a viable medical solution for infertile couples facing repeated failures with IVF &/or undergoing multiple miscarriages. It is also the solution for Gay/same sex couples to have a child, which is genetically related to them. The initial screening for surrogates involves testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.
Types of Surrogacy:
- Gestational Surrogacy involves embryo creation by fusion of the intended mother’s egg/donor egg with intended father’s sperm/donor sperm using In Vitro Fertilization. The embryo is then transferred in the uterus of gestational surrogate, acting as human incubator from conception till birth of the baby.
- Traditional Surrogacy works for both egg donor and surrogate. The surrogates are now impregnated by process called intrauterine insemination or IUI. The sperm received from intended father is washed under sperm washing procedure and transferred into the uterus of the surrogate to accomplish natural fertilization.
Reasons for Surrogacy
You can choose the surrogacy option due to any of the following reasons:
- A mis-carriage.
- A health condition leading for risky pregnancy
- A deformility in uterus or abnormal/absent uterus since birth or after surgical removal/hysterectomy.
- Failure of in vitro fertilization (IVF)
The average time period for successful completion of Surrogacy therapy is 12 months with successful birth of baby.
Surrogate Mothers :
- Intended surrogate mothers should not be more than 35 years of age.
- Intended surrogate mothers must not smoke and should be able to understand the process well prior to taking the decision of coming into the program.
- Fertility Tourism Nepal does a thorough investigation about the background of the intended surrogate mother prior to accepting her into the program.
- Intended surrogate also requires going under a strict medical examination to make sure she is physically fit.
- Besides testing the physical condition, she is also examined psychologically.