If you’re new to the world of surrogacy, you likely know that it involves carrying a child for someone else. What you might not know is how a surrogate mother gets pregnant with that child. Gestational surrogacy in the United States is an amazing way for surrogates to help hopeful parents not only grow their families but to share a biological connection to their child.
Below, we explain the process for a surrogate to get pregnant with this guide to gestational surrogacy. If you have questions about the process, contact us today.
For intended parents wanting to know more about how a surrogate will become pregnant with your child, you can learn more about the process here.
How Does a Surrogate Get Pregnant?
Most surrogacy professionals almost exclusively provide gestational surrogacy services. Through the gestational surrogacy process, the surrogate will carry the baby, but her eggs will not be used to create the embryo. This means she does not have any biological connection to the child. This is reassuring to all parties on a legal and emotional level to help prevent any issues throughout the surrogacy process.
The Embryo Transfer Process
A gestational surrogate becomes pregnant through IVF and the embryo transfer process. This is done through the parents’ fertility clinic. An embryo will be created ahead of time with the parents’ egg and sperm or a donor’s. This will then be transferred to your uterus with the timing based on your cycle. The minor medical procedure is done quickly at the fertility clinic, where you will be required to wait and rest for a few hours after the procedure. You will then need to take it easy and limit physical activity until a positive pregnancy test is confirmed by the fertility clinic.
How to Prepare for Surrogacy
As a potential surrogate, you need to understand the process. Being a surrogate is a physically and emotionally involved process and should be given careful consideration. There are a few things you can do to help prepare for surrogacy in advance.
Preparing for the Embryo Transfer
As you go through the medical process, the fertility clinic will help you prepare yourself for the embryo transfer.. You will be prescribed a series of fertility medications that will help with your cycle to create a fertile window for the embryo transfer.
Preparing for Pregnancy
There are quite a few things you can do to help yourself prepare for your surrogate pregnancy. While becoming pregnant for surrogacy will be different from your previous pregnancies, you can still do the same things to help prepare for surrogate pregnancy. These include:
Taking prenatal vitamins
Eating a healthy diet
Avoid alcohol and nicotine
Meet with your OB/GYN
Become a Surrogate Today
We know surrogacy is an exciting journey not just for parents, but for the surrogate as well. Bringing a new life into the world to help others start a family is an amazing experience that only you can offer. If you have questions about how a surrogate becomes pregnant, our surrogacy specialists are ready to answer your questions. Contact us today.