Pregnancy and Health
In many ways, a surrogate pregnancy is no different from any traditional pregnancy. You will experience all of the joys and challenges that come with pregnancy and childbirth, and you will see and feel your body change as it would with any developing baby.
However, you will also need to go through a complex medical process to prepare your body for a surrogate pregnancy. There will be screening requirements and doctor’s appointments, fertility medications and an embryo transfer. Throughout every step of this process, your health and safety will be a top priority.
Learn more about staying safe and healthy throughout the medical surrogacy process in the articles below.
SURROGATE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Every surrogate must meet certain health requirements to make sure she can safely carry a child without increased risk to herself or the baby.
8 STEPS OF THE SURROGATE MEDICAL PROCESS
The surrogate medical process can be a complicated one. Here, we break down the steps to help you better understand it.
10 TIPS FOR SURROGATES TO HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
By taking care of your health, you’re not only making sure the baby is developing well — but you also reduce the risk of any pregnancy complications.
LIST OF MEDICATIONS INVOLVED IN SURROGACY
Throughout your surrogacy experience, you will likely be prescribed a variety of medications to ensure you are ready for embryo transfer at the right time.
THE EMOTIONAL AND MEDICAL RISKS OF SURROGACY: WHAT TO EXPECT
Surrogacy isn’t just a life-changing decision; it also comes with certain risks to surrogate mothers. Read more about them here.
WHAT WILL YOUR SURROGACY HOSPITAL STAY LOOK LIKE?
If you’re a surrogate, you know what childbirth is like — but how will it be different when you’re carrying someone else’s baby? Here, find out what to expect when you give birth to your intended parents’ baby during a gestational surrogacy.
SURROGATES AND ABORTION: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS JOURNEY
If you’re considering becoming a surrogate mother, abortion and selective reduction is something to think about. Before you match with intended parents, you’ll have to agree with them on these sensitive issues.