As a surrogate, you are the missing piece of the intended parents’ family building puzzle. The surrogacy medical process is an exciting step on your surrogacy journey towards helping hopeful intended parents’ dreams come true.
Through the surrogacy medical process, you will be provided with personalized medical consultations, screenings and tests that will verify your physical health and readiness for the surrogacy journey. With the guidance of dedicated fertility specialists and healthcare professionals, you’ll receive quality care throughout every step of your medical process.
To get more information about the surrogacy medical process, call us at 1-800-875-2229 or fill out our online form for immediate support.
Step 1: Medical Screening
Before the medical process can begin, you will need to complete a screening to assess your overall health for the surrogacy journey. These evaluations may include blood tests, hormonal assessments, infectious disease screenings, genetic testing, and a physical exam.
These tests ensure that you are physically capable of carrying a baby to term and that you will be in good health throughout your pregnancy journey.
Step 2: Fertility Medications
There are certain hormones your body needs to help prepare for pregnancy. You may be prescribed fertility medications to regulate your hormone levels and prepare your uterus for the embryo transfer.
The exact medications you’ll be prescribed will depend on your unique body chemistry. Your reproductive specialist will guide you through the medication regimen, including dosage instructions and potential side effects.
Step 3: The Embryo Transfer
On the much-anticipated day of your embryo transfer, your doctor will perform the procedure based on the agreed-upon number of embryos with the intended parents. Using a long, flexible catheter, the embryo(s) will be transferred to your uterus.
To ensure precise placement, an ultrasound may be used. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, but you will be advised to be on bedrest 48 hours after the procedure.
You will be provided with emotional support and reassurance throughout this significant milestone, knowing that you are playing a crucial role in helping amazing people build their family. This procedure will bring you one step closer to bringing new life into the world and making intended parents' dreams come true.
Step 4: Pregnancy Monitoring and Support
Roughly a week or two after the embryo transfer, you’ll return to the fertility clinic where your HCG levels will be tested to determine if you’re pregnant. It’s important to keep in mind that multiple transfers may be needed before a pregnancy is confirmed. This is normal, so don’t lose hope!
Once a pregnancy has been confirmed, you will attend regular medical check-ups to ensure the well-being of both you and the growing baby. These appointments will include ultrasounds, blood tests and consultations with your obstetrician. Throughout the pregnancy, we will be there every step of way to lend emotional and practical support, in whatever way you need.
Step 5: Creating a Family
The culmination of the medical process is the day the baby is born. As the surrogate, you have carried the hopes and dreams of the intended parents throughout the pregnancy, and now it is time to bring those dreams to fruition. Supported by your surrogacy specialist, medical team and the intended parents, the last step involves careful planning for the delivery.
You will be able to work together to create a birth plan, ensuring that everyone's wishes are respected and understood. At the end of it all, you get to share this incredible moment with the intended parents as they welcome their child into their loving arms.
Your dedication as a surrogate will forever leave an indelible mark on the lives of the intended parents, making the birth of their child an incredibly profound and cherished experience.
If you’re ready to make dreams come true, get connected with a surrogacy specialist today by filling out our online form.