Surrogacy is a gift of modern science which has given infertile couples the opportunity to enjoy the fundamental right of parenting children. There are a lot of unanswered queries that will come to your mind, when you think of Surrogacy. Akanksha IVF Centre can help you to get all those answers satisfactorily.
What is ‘Surrogacy’?
Surrogacy is an arrangement between a woman and a couple or individual to carry and deliver a baby. The advantage of gestational surrogacy to the parents is that the embryo is created from the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm, so it is biologically theirs. Women or couples who choose surrogacy often do so because they are unable to conceive due to some deficiency in women like a missing or abnormal uterus, H/o multiple pregnancy losses, or having had multiple in vitro fertilization attempts that have failed.
Types of Surrogacy
Understanding the Different Types of Surrogacy’s
While there are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional, there are also different types of arrangements, agency arranged and independently arranged.
Most intended parents prefer gestational surrogacy because they feel more in control of the surrogacy and pregnancy in general because they are choosing the genetics of their baby. An advantage to having an egg used by an ovum donor or the intended mother is that for the surrogate mother, it separates the complex emotional issues of being a gestational and genetic donor/mother. Many surrogate mother’s find that their friends and family are more receptive to their participation in a surrogacy because they more easily view the child the surrogate carries as belonging to the intended parents due to it’s genetic make up.
Using an Egg Donor
Often parents who choose to have a gestational surrogate carry their child, cannot genetically contribute to their offspring nor do they wish to have their surrogate mother be the genetic mother. Intended parents in these situations usually rely on outside assistance via sperm and/or egg donation. While sperm donation has been around for hundreds of years, egg donation is relatively new. In this process, a screened egg donor undergoes hormone therapy (usually injections) over the course of 2-3 weeks, which causes her ovaries to release more than one egg. Between four to fifteen eggs are usually harvested during a surgical procedure. They are then inspected for quality and are immediately mixed with sperm from the intended father or a sperm donor. The embryo can be frozen for use later, if need be.
is a situation where the surrogate receives no financial reward for her pregnancy on the relinquishment of the child (although usually all expenses related to the pregnancy and birth are paid by the intended parents such as medical expenses, maternity clothing, and other related expenses)
is a form of surrogacy in which a gestational carrier is paid to carry a child to maturity in her womb. . This procedure is legal in several countries including in India where due to excellent medical infrastructure, high international demand and ready availability of surrogates, it is reaching industry proportions.
Akanksha IVF Centre has been advocating Surrogacy since long & can help you to have an arrangement for egg donor or rent a womb for the child you are aspiring for.
LEGAL aspect of Surrogacy in India
Surrogacy in India is much more simpler and cost effective than anywhere else in the world. There are an increasing amount of intended parents who choose India as their surrogacy destination. The main reason for this increase is significantly lesser cost of surrogacy and better flexible laws. In 2008, the Supreme Court of India has held that commercial surrogacy is permitted in India. That has again increased the international confidence in going in for surrogacy in India. India is emerging as a leade rin internationa lsurrogacy.
Each country has come up with their own legal approach to this relatively new method of procreation.
Why India for Surrogacy?
In India, Surrogacy costs about $ 20,000 – $ 30,000 compared to US where it is $70,000 & above. Moreover laws in US and UK do not allow the surrogate woman to charge the childless couple; whereas in India there are no laws preventing a surrogate woman in accepting compensation for renting her womb.
Surrogates may be relatives, friends, or previous strangers. Many surrogate arrangements are made through agencies that help match up intended parents with women who want to be surrogates for a fee. The agencies often help manage the complex medical and legal aspects involved. Surrogacy arrangements can also be made independently. In compensated surrogacy, the amount a surrogate receives varies widely from almost nothing above expenses to over $30,000 Careful screening is needed to assure their health as the gestational carrier incurs potential obstetrical risks.
Who can opt for a Surrogate?
Some women are unable to carry a child to term. A variety of causes account for this, including failure of the embryo to implant, repeated miscarriage, hysterectomy or a pelvic disorder. Some women experience problems such as dangerously high blood pressure, a heart condition or liver disease, so that pregnancy would entail a serious health risk for them. Such patients can be a suitable contender for a surrogacy arrangement.
Steps for Surrogacy
Akanksha IVF Centre offers the complete range of treatment options and have all necessary facility for your aspiration to have a child. We have patients coming to us from all over the world.
We can assist you for an arrangement for a surrogate mother for your baby.
Typical Treatment chart for Surrogacy:
• There must be a valid reason for option like egg donation or surrogacy.
• Please feel free to email or call us. We wish to know about your history,any H/o, previous failed IVF and other treatment received.
• You can opt for an Indian Egg donor.
• We help you to choose your surrogate mother by sending their profiles and pics. But It entirely depends on the availability of surrogate mother at final stage of treatment, as sometimes you take time to decide and the other patient has already opted for your chosen mother.
• After your final decision you need to register with us by paying a token fee. We will do all the legal processing and documentation for hassle free treatment and register in the court to enable you to take your baby home.
• In case of an Egg donor, only the husband can come. It can be short visit of a week or so.
• If you opt for own eggs, it will take 4-5 weeks. We can also develop embryo and if we have good quality, we can freeze them for your second attempt if at all required.
• We will maintain constant contact with you as per your dates of availability.
• After the confirmation of pregnancy, we will keep you informed about the development and progress of the pregnancy.
• We have a team of associated doctors to take care of the health of the mother and the baby during the entire pregnancy to ensure the birth of a healthy child
How to become a Surrogate?
A potential surrogate mother must be in good overall health and should be able to undergo a pregnancy with the minimum amount of risk to her own health. Some medical conditions will prevent a woman becoming a surrogate mother, for example, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.. Also those who are considerably overweight, are heavy smokers, drinkers or substance abusers are not suitable as surrogate mothers because of the associated risks both to the woman and the baby.
Surrogacy is not something to enter into lightly. Careful consideration must be given to the medical, emotional, legal and practical issues, and to the implications of surrendering the child at birth. Being a surrogate mother can be an emotionally and physically demanding task. It is important that a woman considering this option has the backing of a partner, family or friends to provide emotional support and practical help throughout and after the pregnancy. Careful thought must also be given to the effect on any existing children, the potential surrogate mother’s partner, family and friends.
As the risks of illness and problems are much higher in the first pregnancy it is strongly recommended that surrogate mothers should have borne at least one child previously and preferably have completed her own family. This also means that the woman is able to give her “informed” consent to the arrangement, since a woman who has experienced pregnancy prior to the surrogacy arrangement has that knowledge on which to base her decision.
Because of the increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities (eg. Down’s Syndrome) resulting from the eggs of an older woman, an upper age limit of 35 years is set for those donating eggs to other women. The same age should therefore apply to surrogate mothers whose own eggs are to be used, and because the risks of pregnancy increase with age, any woman over 35 should give careful consideration before deciding to become a surrogate mother.
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