Health Requirements for Surrogates

If you’re considering being a surrogate, you probably are aware of the commitment that this journey requires from you. But, have you thought long and hard about the physical challenges you may experience along the way?

Through all of its ups and downs, being a surrogate can be hard on a woman’s body. So, surrogacy professionals require gestational carriers meet certain medical requirements before they are approved for the process. These medical requirements exist to protect your safety and the safety of the intended parents’ baby whom you will carry in your womb.

Below, find answers to some of the most common asked questions about surrogate health requirements. When in doubt, we encourage you to contact a surrogacy professional or reproductive endocrinologist for more information.

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