If you’ve been wondering about becoming a surrogate, you’ve likely been considering if you meet the health requirements. There are several requirements we set for surrogates to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. Our surrogate health requirements exist to ensure that both you and the baby you’re carrying are safe and healthy throughout the surrogacy process.
Discover if you meet the surrogate health requirements and learn the next steps to take on your journey through surrogacy.
We want to help you achieve your goals through surrogacy. Find out more by contacting us today.
What are the Health Requirements to Be a Surrogate Mother?
There are a few main health requirements for surrogacy to help you determine if you’re currently ready to become a surrogate. The main health requirements for surrogates include:
Be with an age range of 21-40
Have a healthy BMI
Have carried at least one pregnancy successfully to term
No major complications with previous pregnancies
Be off anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication for 12 months
These surrogate health requirements are based not just on your physical health, but your mental health as well. You will need to submit your health history in your application to become a surrogate. This is where you will mostly identify whether you meet the requirements or not.
Surrogate health requirements are just a few of the qualifications that will determine your eligibility for surrogacy. Learn more about our surrogate qualifications.
Why We Have Surrogate Health Requirements
Our health requirements for surrogates are there to protect you and the baby. Our surrogate health requirements are designed to prioritize the safety and health of both you and the intended parents' baby. We understand the responsibility involved in the surrogacy journey and aim to ensure that you meet specific health benchmarks to navigate the process safely. By adhering to these standards, we aim to minimize potential risks, prioritizing the physical and emotional welfare of all parties involved. Our commitment to these surrogate health requirements reflects our dedication to facilitating a positive and secure surrogacy experience for everyone involved.
What to Expect from Our Surrogate Medical Screening
By this point in the screening process, you will have been matched with the intended parents. Your surrogate medical screening will be carried out at the intended parents’ fertility clinic. The surrogate medical screening process ensures that you are physically capable of conceiving and healthily carrying a pregnancy to term.
We take our health requirement standards and recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Here’s what is involved in the process:
Review your personal and sexual history
A physical exam
A saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS)
Blood and urine tests
A letter from your OB/GYN stating that you have passed your screening and are capable of sustaining a healthy pregnancy
Once the surrogate medical screening process is complete, you’ll be ready to draft your surrogacy contract and prepare for the embryo transfer.
Find Out If You Qualify
Wondering how you measure up to the surrogate health requirements? Don’t wait to get started. Reach out to a surrogacy specialist to find out if you meet the requirements. We will be able to help you navigate the application process and move you through the surrogate screening processes as well. If you don’t, we can help you determine how you might qualify in the future.
No matter what, we want to help you achieve your goals through surrogacy. Contact us today!
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