What is Surrogacy?
When a woman agrees to carry and deliver your baby for you, she is referred to as the host or surrogate, and the process is known as surrogacy. Our experienced team of fertility experts will guide and support you throughout the whole surrogacy process.
Types of Surrogacy
Gestational surrogacy: In this surrogacy process, a surrogate carries a pregnancy achieved through in vitro fertilization (IVF), wherein an embryo from the intended parent or a donated egg or sperm is transferred to the surrogate uterus. The surrogate has no genetic connection to the child in the gestational surrogacy process.
Traditional surrogacy: In the traditional surrogacy process, the surrogate carries pregnancy achieved through artificial insemination wherein the surrogate mother’s egg is fertilized with the intended father’s sperm, making her and the intended father genetic parents.
1 ) Choose a Center for Surrogacy
Selecting a desired and well-equipped fertility hospital or center is the first and foremost step when one is considering surrogacy
2) Select a surrogate mother
After short-listing a surrogacy center, the next step for the couple is to choose an eligible female that fulfills all the criteria for becoming a surrogate mother.
3 ) Sign Legal Contract
The third step is to sign a legal contract per the guidelines of the Indian Surrogacy Bill 2016. A woman agrees to carry the child of another couple in her womb who cannot give birth to their own child.
4) Retrieve egg, sperm (self or donor)
In the egg retrieval process, after 8 to 12 days of taking medicine, an injection (trigger) is administered to assist with the egg’s final maturation and the egg loosening from the follicular wall.
5 ) IVF (Fertilize egg and sperm to form embryo)
In the case of the IVF process, the procedure includes five elaborative steps starting from ovarian stimulation and ending with pregnancy tests conducted by our fertility experts.
6) Transfer the embryo to the surrogate's uterus
After the compilation of the fertilization process, embryos are transferred into the surrogate mother’s uterus using a small tube called a Catheter.
7 )Confirmation of Surrogacy
In the case of the IVF process, the procedure includes five elaborative steps, starting with ovarian stimulation and ending with pregnancy tests conducted by our fertility experts.
8) Regular Checkups
The center conducts regular check-ups, where the couple and the surrogate mother are guided for 9 months.
9 ) Baby delivery and handover to parents
In the case of surrogacy, the newborn is handed over to the couple after the delivery and as per the signed contract.
When should one go for surrogacy?
Here are various conditions that lead the way to surrogacy: